Education in Taiwan too political

Following his retirement as a career diplomat for the United States, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Stanton (司徒文) served as the first director of the Center for Asia...

What does Taiwan President Tsai fear?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her sobriquet as “Spicy Taiwanese Sister” when she flat out rejected the “one country, two systems” framework fo...

Who says experienced incumbents should come first?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- How does the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have to select its presidential candidate, and when will the choice be made? Many people concerned about Taiwan cannot help but ...

Appeasing China will not bring peace

People who love peace, freedom and human rights should not forget the words of German pastor Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) about the Nazis, paraphrased at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston:...

In the name of Taiwan

There are few people active in politics today who are consistent from start to finish in what they say. One member of that rare breed is Premier William Lai (賴清德). No matter whether he was running for...

Did Philippine President Duterte talk too fast about China?

Just like United States President Donald Trump, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has established a reputation as a fast talker not afraid to use direct language. As China flexes its military musc...

The right to live vs. the right to work at Formosa Chemicals

Because the Changhua County Government turned down an application by Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation to extend the operating license for the power generators at its factory in Changhua City, mea...