Monday, July 7, 2014
The government watchdog Control Yuan issued a report this June that pointed fingers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), saying that it is partially responsible for the cutting of ties with Taiwan's former African ally last November.1 Comment
Friday, July 4, 2014
At the end of 2013, the new freeway toll system was primed like an arrow in a bow, ready to take flight. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) promised that the new electronic freeway toll system, developed and controlled by the Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. (FETC), would save freeway users time and reduce the frequency of traffic jams. Good news for drivers, of course.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
According to the Asia University Rankings 2014, published recently by Times Higher Education, when it comes to the nation with the most institutions in the running, Taiwan fell from second to fourth place. National Taiwan University (NTU) is still Taiwan's leading institution and took 14th place, remaining in the same position as last year.
Friday, June 20, 2014
With November not that far away, there has been a lot of talk and speculation on how the nine-in-one elections will play out.
Friday, June 13, 2014
A court in Edinburgh ruled on Wednesday to extradite to Taiwan fugitive Zain Dean — the British businessman who fled Taiwan to avoid his prison term for a hit-and-run death in Taipei.4 Comments
Thursday, June 5, 2014
It has been more than six months since The Gambia withdrew its embassy in the R.O.C.; however, the West African nation has yet to cement official relations with the People's Republic, which begs the question: Exactly how did President Yahya Jammeh's administration profit from this move?
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