Newly elected Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) refused to bow his head to the portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of the Republic of China (R.O.C.), on Tuesday when Kuomintang (KMT) legislators invited him to do so in the Legislative Yuan.4 Comments
Le Cordon Bleu and Taiwan's National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT) have been trying to set up a branch of the famous French cooking school in Taiwan since 2011. However, due to protectionism sentiment and bureaucracy on the island, the French chefs cannot show Taiwanese students how to cook and instead can only teach the French language in their classes.5 Comments
The future of family-run Evergreen Group seems to have taken the tried and true course of the family feud -- the unilateral announcement on Thursday by Chang Kuo-wei (hereafter CKW) that he would inherit father Chang Yung-fa's fortune in its entirety is likely to be fought by other pretenders of the massive corporation.
Cross-party negotiations at the Legislative Yuan were made open to the press early this month with footage rolling, camera teams jockeying for position and lawmakers seated around neatly arranged tables. Say cheese and smile for the cameras!
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.
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
Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country presidential nominating vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ground: resentment against Wall Street, bailed-out big banks and a financial system seen as rigged.
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
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.
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