On her monthly trip to Taipei to visit her father, a 58-year-old woman, surnamed Chang, who is partially paralyzed on the right side of her body, is often criticized by metro riders for standing on the left side of the escalator. As a result, she dreads riding escalators in Taipei, she was quoted as saying by a local newspaper on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Japan's Emperor Akihito announced on Aug. 8, a week shy of the 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of the second World War, that he wishes to abdicate. What do his loyal subjects think? Most support his imperial majesty's desire to step down.
The 2016 Summer Olympics ended on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro after two weeks of drama, inspirational stories and shows of seemingly superhuman athletic feats.
Torturing a cat to death is wrong, but is it also wrong or even worse for animal rights activists to mob, attack and injure the cat-killer?
House tax bases, a key component that decides the amount of house tax homeowners pay each year, have remained at more or less the same level for the past 30 years.
The dispute between laid-off toll workers, the government and Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. (FETC), reached a milestone Wednesday when an agreement was reached over financial compensation.
One hundred days into her tenure, Tsai Ing-wen has seen her approval rating fall below 50 percent. According to a poll released by Taiwan Indicators Survey Research (台灣指標民調), Tsai's rating has fallen to 45.5 percent, while 49.2 percent of respondents said that they trusted her, a drop from 57 percent when she took office in May
Rideshare service provider Uber has been under the spotlight recently. To protest Uber's operations in Taiwan, more than 100 cabs "spontaneously" passed the Executive Yuan and slowed down traffic last Friday.2 Comments
As President Tsai Ing-wen apologized on behalf of her government to Taiwan's indigenous peoples in Taipei for historical injustices on Aug. 1, a young, politically savvy temple priest in Tainan is making Koxinga emulate her for getting aboriginals massacred in 1662.
Taiwan may have one of Asia's toughest drunk-driving laws, but it apparently isn't enough to deter people from getting behind the wheel after drinking.1 Comment