Nearing the 30-day countdown mark, some Taipei citizens may still be secretly perplexed at the mayoral candidate choices shoved into their faces. Many have supposedly taken a stance on the upcoming elections already, but aside from the staunchly loyal, it would be honest to state that plenty are still dubious about their decision.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Taipei on Oct. 25. Most of them gathered on Ketagalan Avenue leading to the Presidential Mansion while waving rainbow flags in one of the largest annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride parades in Asia. Only about 1,000 marched on the Municipal Public Hall named after Dr. Sun Yat-sen with 69 Techno Santaizi (電音三太子) at their head to mark Taiwan's Retrocession Day.
2014/10/29, 1 Comment
On Wednesday, CommonWealth Magazine (天下雜誌) highlighted the nation's most renowned enterprises with the 20th edition of the Most Admired Company in Taiwan awards. Speeches by award recipients, presenters and honored guests throughout the event noticeably shared a common focus on the responsibilities of corporations to the wider society.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah argued Tuesday against the legalization of marijuana, stressing that he does not wish to see an increase in drug consumption in Taiwan.
2014/10/25, 12 Comments
For Taiwan, the question whether to build conventional submarines or not is still a problem, though both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are in agreement that they will have to be built in a local shipyard to replace its aging fleet of four.
While the rest of the so-called developing Asian countries have begun to adopt digital box receivers to watch program packages and a diverse selection of shows, “developed” countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have decided to continue using cable television services to watch channels that broadcast shows mainly in their native languages.
Taiwan's basketball association last week announced a revamp of the local semi-professional Super Basketball League's (SBL) existing playoff system; a dramatic change, according to the association, which could boost the competitiveness of the game and attract more viewers.
Can the beleaguered Ting Hsin International Group, along with its magnate, Wei Ying-chung, buy its way out of trouble in the wake of the tainted cooking oil scandal?
In the 1995 thriller “Outbreak,” Dustin Hoffman jumped off a helicopter to board a ship in his search for a cure to an Ebola-like virus. When he found it, he had to fly the helicopter in front of a bomber jet to prevent the U.S. government from bombing a town to stop the pandemic. In real life, containing Ebola will be both easier and harder than that.
President Ma Ying-jeou gave a speech at the Exhibition of Historical Archives of the South China Territories of the Republic of China on Sept. 1, which is to last until Oct. 31 in Taipei. It will then move to Taichung and Kaohsiung to remain open until the end of this year.
2014/10/16, 1 Comment