Monday, April 27, 2015
At one point in time, before the dawn of modern medical science, cultures around the world attributed physical and mental illness to taboos and superstitions, thinking that disease was a phenomenon much like bad luck, a divine sign of the wrath of the gods.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Few would have believed that New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu really meant what he said when he repeatedly stressed that he would not run for president next year. But some of the latest developments have shown that he is determined to honor his promise to the voters who elected him to the mayoral post last November in that he will complete his four-year term.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Just when Taiwanese soccer fans were anxiously anticipating the upcoming international soccer games to kick off in June after the national squad for first time in 12 years advanced to the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, shocking news was reported by a local magazine on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lawmakers across the political spectrum in Taiwan are pushing for the so-called "wage hike four" -- amendments to the Company Act, the Factory Act, the Labor Standards Act and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act -- aimed at requiring businesses to increase salaries or share profits with employees.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A new survey by the Academia Sinica revealed a surprising finding: At least 50 percent of Taiwan's public -- in all age demographics -- support reinstating the military draft.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Mazu of Tachia is making a nine-day tour of Southern Taiwan. Mazu is known as the Goddess of the Seas, worshiped by hundreds of thousands of people in Taiwan, where there are at least 1,000 temples dedicated to her.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Though American comic books and graphic novels have still yet to become a norm in Taiwan, the country remains a place that hero fans must feel lucky to be in.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Is the ill-fated Taipei Dome doomed to fall after the city government concluded an evaluation on the closed baseball stadium's safety standards by suggesting that it might have to be demolished?, 4 Comments
Saturday, April 18, 2015
While the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) continues to drag its feet with the presidential elections less than a year away, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced their champion this week and seemed confident of a surefire victory.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Leaders from six cities and counties in Central and Southern Taiwan pledged on Tuesday to ban the burning of petroleum coke and coal in a bid to prevent the spread of PM2.5 particles. Particularly hazardous to health, these particles often reach middle to high levels in areas of Central and Southern Taiwan, causing a risk to those with vulnerable cardiovascular and respiratory systems.