Monday, February 8, 2016
The deadly earthquake that hit Tainan early Saturday morning came at the worst possible time with the Chinese New Year holiday just beginning; however, the general public has reacted to the tragedy with calm.
Friday, February 5, 2016
In an ideal democracy, the weak, the disenfranchised, the political opposition and even the despised are ensured by law to enjoy basic human rights.1 Comment
Monday, February 1, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Following its devastating defeat last weekend, the resignation of its party chair and the prospect of electing a new leader, a growing chorus from within the Kuomintang (KMT) is yet again calling for reform.4 Comments
Monday, January 18, 2016
For President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, who was elected with a strong mandate and backed with a legislative majority, the time for policy specificity has become critical. Before Tsai's election, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je surmised that the economy and China would be the greatest challenges facing her.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
The relationship between mainland China and Taiwan will be thrown back to the ice age after Tsai Ing-wen won the presidential election in Taiwan, bringing instability to the region.6 Comments
The resounding landslide win of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen has not only successfully swept her into the Presidential Office, but also promises change as well. However, ....
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
As Taiwan enters into the last few days before national elections, the 73-centimeter-long party ballot and how voters will choose among the 18 political parties is quickly overshadowing the lackluster presidential race.
Monday, December 28, 2015
With the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen holding a comfortable (some would say commandeering) lead in the 2016 election, the televised presidential debates have been about the other two candidates -- the Kuomintang's (KMT) Eric Chu and the People First Party's James Soong, trying to stop Tsai's momentum.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
On Monday, the Taipei City Government announced plans to cut holiday bonuses allocated to its retired municipal employees. Should the plan be carried out starting next year, current annual bonuses of NT$6,000 for 22,000 retired city employees would be halved, saving the city NT$67 million (about US$2.04 million). This could not have come at a worse time for current municipal employees, who are already disgruntled due to long work hours, increasingly demanding superiors and outer office work practices triggered by the LINE App.