Less than two months ago, The China Post discussed the damage caused by abnormal weather this fall and winter, with the "ammonia-flavored" cabbages as a case in point. Late typhoons and unusually warm temperatures in September and October had cut the production volume and quality of cabbages, forcing farmers to ramp up the use of nitrogen fertilizers for crops, which led to an unpleasant taste in the harvest.
President Tsai Ing-wen usually guards her words carefully: At times, her prudence has shielded her from gaffes. But this prudence has also earned her the nickname "hollow vegetable" -- a play on her last name Tsai (a homophone in Chinese for "vegetable") and a pointed critique of her lack of substance.1 Comment
While the nose-to-inner-elbow dance move known as "dabbing" surged to popularity in the U.S. lately, the "Koi Dance (Love Dance)" craze has been taking Taiwan by storm
What's been done cannot be undone, and it is time to act with great will and determination to anticipate the changes in store as a result of Donald Trump's election last year.
With the fight for marriage equality ending on a victorious note in 2016, it seems that the issue has quickly taken a back seat to other contentious economic and social issues making headlines.1 Comment
New labor regulations haphazardly designed as a compromise between labor and capital have become a lightning rod for discontent.
On Jan. 10, 2007, President Chen Shui-bian attended the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega during his Central America visit.
Shakespeare once wrote: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet."1 Comment
Resistance against labor amendments that came into force late December intensified as leading convenience stores announced plans to end round-the-clock operations by shutting down some locations on weekends or late nights.
Probably because educators hold special status in the nation, Taiwan's teachers think that they deserve special treatment as the government conducts pension reform.