Friday, July 31, 2015
Lin Kuan-hua's suicide yesterday is a wake-up call for Taiwan's politicians: mishandling of ideological conflicts can have explosive and harmful consequences.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Taiwan's youth have demonstrated growing militancy in recent years with yesterday's episode showing a sobering conclusion that the latest scuffle between students and police has wrought: the mobilization of the criticism of authority spearheaded by groups angered by government obstinacy. No one is talking to one another; reconciliation seems to be off the agenda.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu yesterday declared with poetic flare that the ruling party, which has over 120 years of history, will initiate reforms and push in new directions in order to win back support from the people.
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