Friday, December 18, 2015
Taiwanese defense analysts said Thursday that the new package of U.S. arms sales reflect that the U.S. administration trusts Taiwan, because the highly sensitive Stinger shoulder fired missiles, once under strict export restrictions, were included.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Last Saturday, EBC broadcast footage of a road block on Freeway No. 3 resulting from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen's (陳建仁) motorcade passing through for an election campaign event. The fuming passenger who shot the video footage complained that politicians seemed to forget that ordinary citizens also have their own business to conduct and schedules to accede to. It was not immediately clear whether Chen was aware that the cordon had been put in place for him.
Friday, December 11, 2015
There is a saying that China will grow old before she grows rich. The reality is that China may go gray before she goes green. Anyone living in Beijing today would feel the immensity of the air pollution, which is why China is putting so much effort into the current negotiations on climate change in Paris this month.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The current presidential election campaign ahead of elections in 2016 can be marked down as the dullest campaign to date.2 Comments
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Last Friday's not-guilty verdict for the heads of Ting Hsin Group in the tainted oil scandal generated high levels of public outrage. Feeling betrayed by the corporate conglomerate system that overrides public trust, that writes its own rules and verifies its own dubious practices, Friday was seemingly the last straw as some believed that the conglomerate had bought the law.2 Comments
Thursday, November 19, 2015
With the picture of the 2016 presidential race finalized after the announcement of Eric Chu and James Soong's vice presidential picks, all eyes are now fixed on the composition of the KMT's legislator-at-large list. Having the perfect lineup with the most ideal players, however, will not help the team if its leaders cannot agree on whether or not it should compete in the current game.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential front-runner Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took the lead again by announcing her vice presidential candidate, former Academia Sinica Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), who rounds up her campaign in a careful and calculated way.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
In response to procedural maneuvers by the DPP to block his report to the legislature on last week's historic meeting between Taiwan and mainland China in Singapore, President Ma Ying-jeou decided to use his own office to brief the Taiwanese public on the trip's objectives, accomplishments and reaction.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
The meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping carries more historic and symbolic significance than substance, with the former receiving standard yet ambiguous answers from the latter on some of Taiwan's major concerns.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The upcoming meeting between the leaders of Taiwan and mainland China -- materializing with a few days' notice -- caught journalists by surprise. Both local and international reporters are scrambling for airline tickets to Singapore, where the meeting will take place today, for the schedule of the meeting and for an angle to tackle the meaning of the momentous meeting.