Few would have believed that New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu really meant what he said when he repeatedly stressed that he would not run for president next year. But some of the latest developments have shown that he is determined to honor his promise to the voters who elected him to the mayoral post last November in that he will complete his four-year term.
Just when Taiwanese soccer fans were anxiously anticipating the upcoming international soccer games to kick off in June after the national squad for first time in 12 years advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, shocking news was reported by a local magazine on Wednesday.
Lawmakers across the political spectrum in Taiwan are pushing for the so-called "wage hike four" -- amendments to the Company Act, the Factory Act, the Labor Standards Act and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act -- aimed at requiring businesses to increase salaries or share profits with employees.
A new survey by the Academia Sinica revealed a surprising finding: At least 50 percent of Taiwan's public -- in all age demographics -- support reinstating the military draft.
Mazu of Tachia is making a nine-day tour of Southern Taiwan. Mazu is known as the Goddess of the Seas, worshiped by hundreds of thousands of people in Taiwan, where there are at least 1,000 temples dedicated to her.
Though American comic books and graphic novels have still yet to become a norm in Taiwan, the country remains a place that hero fans must feel lucky to be in.
Is the ill-fated Taipei Dome doomed to fall after the city government concluded an evaluation on the closed baseball stadium's safety standards by suggesting that it might have to be demolished?
2015/4/19, 4 Comments
While the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) continues to drag its feet with the presidential elections less than a year away, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced their champion this week and seemed confident of a surefire victory.
Leaders from six cities and counties in Central and Southern Taiwan pledged on Tuesday to ban the burning of petroleum coke and coal in a bid to prevent the spread of PM2.5 particles. Particularly hazardous to health, these particles often reach middle to high levels in areas of Central and Southern Taiwan, causing a risk to those with vulnerable cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Ten years ago this month, Lien Chan, chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT), who was defeated in the presidential election the year before, made a journey of peace to China to ease the tensions across the Taiwan Strait and pave the way for an eventual rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing.
2015/4/16, 1 Comment