Chinese President Xi Jinping, who doubles as general-secretary of the Communist Party that rules China, floated Deng Xiaoping's “one country, two systems” doctrine in a meeting with Yok Mu-ming, Taiwan's New Party chairman, at the People's Great Hall in Beijing last Friday. Deng offered the doctrine for Hong Kong after its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
The Chinese government recently said it will invest 120 billion Chinese yuan to cultivate the semiconductor industry. Its sights have also turned to Taiwan for talent specializing in IC design, reportedly offering a salary that is 10 times what is available Taiwan.
Taiwan national basketball team's journey in the Incheon Asian Games ended prematurely Thursday with a failed buzzer-beating three-point attempt made by Shooter Lu Cheng-ju (呂政儒).
In many ways, the year 2008 was a watershed in history.
Chinese President Xi Jinping may be good at purging the Communist Party of his rivals or the country of corruption, but he seems a very bad salesman when trying to sell Taiwan his grand vision for a unified China.
British actress Emma Watson recently called on men to help end gender inequality. She was invited to deliver a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of her role as U.N.
It's often hard to believe that someone who cares for you could also hurt you. Often a relationship has its ups and downs so it's even more confusing when one changes so drastically.
Shortly before Chang Yen-wen stabbed his ex-girlfriend 41 times in broad daylight, killing her, he wrote her the following: “I love you, forever without regrets. But if I could choose again, I'd rather we did not meet ... you wouldn't have to endure all the pain and negative emotions from me. My selfishness is to blame; I chose to love and yet asked for more ...”
Around 356 B.C., Wei Yang (衛鞅), an official in the State of Qin (秦), launched a series of reforms based on the Chinese philosophy of Legalism (法家) that highly values the rule of law. To convince the cynical general public, Wei Yang erected a 10-meter-tall wooden pillar at the south gate of the capital city and promised to reward anyone who could carry it to the north gate with 10 taels of gold.
2014/9/24, 1 Comment
Scots turned out in droves to vote for or against independence in a referendum last Thursday. The vote prevented the rupture of a 307-year union between Scotland and England.