Wednesday, June 4, 2014
As the rumor mill continues to turn, incumbent New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu has yet to announce whether he will be seeking re-election, despite the nine-in-one polls coming up soon at year's end.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A group of men, all renowned in Taiwan's political scene, yesterday proposed a resolution to preserve the status quo of cross-strait relations, dubbing their proposal the “greater one China (大一中架構)” concept.1 Comment
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
With elections for the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) chairman approaching, two of the three hopefuls dropped a bomb on the first day of candidate registrations. Both incumbent Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and former Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) announced that they will be withdrawing their candidacy, leaving only former Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the race.
Friday, March 28, 2014
As the student activists' occupation of the Legislature drags on, the political parties do not seem to have brewed up any actual means to resolve the government-student conflict after the cross-caucus negotiations fell flat once more on Tuesday.1 Comment
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Democracy is about communication. Everyone has the right to express his opinion and even the smallest voice should be heard.2 Comments
Thursday, March 20, 2014
These are the facts: Over 200 protesters, mostly college students, on Tuesday broke through police lines and stormed the Legislative Yuan's Assembly Hall, blocking off all entrances to the main building with stacks of chairs to prevent police from entering.
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.