Yi Hsin, a popular dried tofu snack stop in Taichung, recently closed shop after 65 years in business. The owner shut the door just one day after it was cited by the city's health officials for using excessive preserving agents. When asked to comment on his decision to fold by the local media, the owner pointed to complicated rules on food standards as a factor.
In everyday life, we look like one another for various reasons. Two brothers, for example, might look alike because they both inherited blue eyes and brown hair from their parents; whereas two people attending a wedding party may look alike because they are wearing the same outfits.
Some people have locked horns in a recent debate over the true identity of that animal that is represented in the Chinese zodiac for this year: Is it a goat or a sheep?
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je got the “mascot treatment” during his Chinese New Year temple visits that come with the job for most Taiwanese politicians.
The year 2015 is known as an Yi-Wei year (乙未年). Yi is the second of the 10 Heavenly Stems and Wei, the eighth of the 12 Early Branches, represents the Goat in the Chinese zodiac.
2015/2/23, 1 Comment
The Ministry of Justice held a nine-hour debate last Thursday before issuing a report on the Kaohsiung Prison siege led by six long-term inmates who took Warden Chen Shih-chih and head guard Wang Shih-tsang hostage in an attempt to make good their escape. Their attempt failed and they all committed suicide.
“This is a grand victory for democracy and the rule of law. This recall attempt by political fraud groups and 'professional students' has been shunned by the people completely ... I thank the residents of the Nangang and Neihu Districts for their firm support for Tsai Cheng-yuan's contribution to their districts.
2015/2/18, 2 Comments
Although the majority of commercial movies produced and made locally are targeted toward the Taiwanese demographic, meaning that the plots are often not suited to reach an international audience, the slow proliferation of quality Taiwanese shorts is a cultural elevation that cannot be ignored.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) rejected calls to relocate Taipei City's Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA, 松山機場) to New Taipei last week, saying such a move could result in aviation safety issues.
Much debate about the pros and cons of bringing the 2016 presidential election forward by a few months has centered on the prospect of making President Ma Ying-jeou a lame duck much earlier than usual, which would result in a prolonged power vacuum until the new head of state is inaugurated.