Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ahead of the upcoming seven-in-one elections at year-end, the heads of Kuomintang-administered municipalities appear to be acting in unison.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
“To join or not to join, that is the question.” The question of whether Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), a National Taiwan University physician, will join the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and run for Taipei mayor as a DPP candidate has been discussed for several months since Ko first announced his intention to run.
Friday, January 17, 2014
It doesn't take a degree in economics or political science to understand how capitalism or democracy is supposed to work. Businesses that provide inferior services and inferior goods at a higher price are supposed to cede their market share and/or fail. Officials who are either unclear on or negligent of their responsibilities, i.e. grossly incompetent or corrupt, are supposed to be reprimanded and/or replaced.1 Comment
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan, which means “sea sparrow” in Chinese, was one of the most lethal storms in history. It killed thousands and displaced many more in the Philippines. Some media outlets say 9.5 million are displaced, while the U.N. put the number at 800,000 yesterday.
Monday, November 11, 2013
In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.1 Comment
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Kuomintang (KMT) Central Standing Committee member Lee Te-wei (李德維) previously blasted his party over rumors that it was aiming to revise its regulations so that KMT members elected as president of the R.O.C. would automatically serve as KMT chair.1 Comment
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The safe-haven reputation of U.S. Treasury bills took a beating during the latest debt ceiling fight in Washington, and it won't be regained soon, even after the last-minute deal to avert a threatened default.1 Comment
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
C. V. Chen (陳長文), a famous lawyer and former head of the Red Cross Society of Taiwan, dropped a bomb on the political scene by proposing the dissolution of the Legislative Yuan in a China Times op-ed yesterday.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
After the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was dragged into the spotlight after seemingly legitimate evidence of influence-peddling involving DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) was revealed, the party somehow miraculously backpedaled out of the controversy.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The “September Political Struggle,” as it is being called in the local media, is a testament of Taiwan's stability. When the nation, merely 17 years into life as a true democracy, sees an open war pitting the head of the executive branch against the head of the legislative branch, there is no sense of panic among the population.