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EDITORIAL: The KMT’s grand justices conundrum

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators on Friday held a news conference calling on the government to withdraw its nominations of three Council of Grand Justices candidates. The legislators raised doubts about National Chiayi University professor Hsu Chih-hsiung (許志雄), National Taiwan University (NTU) professor and former grandFULL STORY

Environmental transitional justice

By Hung Cheng-chung 洪正中

In President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) inaugural address on May 20, she outlined the direction of her government’s environmental policies, saying they would “strictly monitor and control all sources of pollution” and “gradually adjust our energy options based on the concepts of sustainability.” To implement these policies,FULL STORY

Taiwan needs a new ‘consensus’

By Jerome Keating

There is good consensus and then there is bad consensus. Similarly, there is true consensus and then there is false consensus. And so in the past weeks, as ripples of tension and division have been building up in the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Taiwanese haveFULL STORY

Connecting the dots: The trouble with certain data

By Lin Thung-hong 林宗弘

It is generally agreed that personal information should be handled with care; and, when used for research purposes, ethical guidelines should be followed. Nevertheless, when responding to requests for information for use in academic research, the government has in recent years adopted an increasingly conservative attitude,FULL STORY

Does China deserve its reputation as a land of copycats?

By Tania Branigan

It was once renowned as the home of the four great inventions: paper, gunpowder, printing and the compass. These days, China is more often portrayed as a land of copycats, where you can buy a pirated Superdry T-shirt or a HiPhone and where smaller citiesFULL STORY

As China’s economy slows, analysts look at what could happen

By Neil Gough

China on Wednesday reported that its economy grew 6.7 percent in the third quarter compared with a year earlier. That matched economists’ expectations exactly and was identical to the pace China set in the first and second quarters of this year. In economics, stability likeFULL STORY

EDITORIAL: US’ ‘what if’ is Philippines’ reality2016-10-22

It is fascinating to watch from a distance the speeding trainwreck that is the campaign of Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump. Every day brings some new absurd statement, some threat to the constitutional democracy that is the US’ greatest achievement. Trump is clearly playingFULL STORY

The Liberty Times Editorial: Cooling relations pressure Beijing2016-10-22

In her Double Ten National Day address, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she has three main audiences: The first, Taiwanese, of course, then Beijing and Washington. Officials in Beijing and Washington have responded and made their positions clear. The US’ fundamental position has consistently beenFULL STORY

US election degenerates into slander competition2016-10-22

By James Wang 王景弘

Former US president Harry Truman said: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” After witnessing the battle between Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, perhaps a new rule should be added to USFULL STORY

[ LETTERS ]2016-10-22

Lawmakers are not gods During the reviews of the nominees for the Council of Grand Justices, some legislators questioned whether the nominees are patriotic, based on whether they would sing the national anthem. Since I have no legal background at all, it would be greatly appreciatedFULL STORY

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