Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The latest MRT stabbings in Taipei on Monday evening at Zhongshan Station by a 27 year old man (surnamed Kuo) are again stoking fears throughout Taiwan, which on the whole has not been used to high rates of crime.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Labor organizations called for the raising of the minimum wage to NT$26,000 a month yesterday -- a paltry increase that will likely not be heeded despite the need for greater action to increase social stability in Taiwan.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Less than two weeks following the deadly blasts that have so far killed three people and left scores more critically injured, an equally disturbing aftermath of the tragedy is rearing its ugly head concerning police interference in freedom of speech.1 Comment
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Premier Mao Chi-kuo's recent announcement of paid leave for government workers who are family members of victims of the June 27 color dust explosions represents a lowly, poorly conceived policy of a powerless government.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The more things change, the more things stay the same; for Taiwan's voters, the 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be exactly that.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Taiwan is not Greece, and is in no danger of becoming the next one.1 Comment
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday said the most optimal time for Taiwan to become a potential member of second-round entry into the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be after the launch of the partnership, which is estimated to happen by the end of next year.1 Comment
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Deputy Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu's fairy tale run to secure her party's candidacy has taken the Kuomintang (KMT), the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and much of the nation by surprise.4 Comments
Friday, June 12, 2015
Following months of announcements, as well as the establishment of various checks and balances committees such as the Taipei City's Clean Government Committee (CGC, 臺北市政府廉政透明委員會), .................1 Comment
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Even as popularity rises for its dark-horse candidate Hung Hsiu-chu, the KMT party leadership continues to put narrow calculations above larger goals.