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EDITORIAL: Time to end servile Chiang worship

Despite repeated promises from President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) that the government will continue to do everything possible to compensate the families of 228 Incident victims, the majority of them have reacted with skepticism. Perhaps the president should realize that what his administration is lacking isFULL STORY

The Liberty Times Editorial: DPP should attune to civic voices

The lawsuit over army corporal Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘) still rumbles on. Hung died on July 4, 2013 — on the eve of being discharged from military service — during a confinement punishment which sparked a 25,000-strong protest in Taipei. The corporal’s sister, Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸), hasFULL STORY

Ma moans of misplaced kindness

By James Wang 王景弘

In his Lunar New Year’s Eve message, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) expressed a hope of recovering kindness and goodwill among Taiwanese. What nonsense. Taiwanese have suffered for so long, not because they have lost their kindness and goodwill, but because they have not had anFULL STORY

Is Taiwan set to be a test bed for GM crops?

By Warren Kuo 郭華仁

The Cabinet’s Board of Science and Technology recently announced its intention to draw up a set of rules governing the regulation of genetic modification (GM) technologies in order to expand existing restrictions and encourage domestic research, development and production of GM crops. After this news wasFULL STORY

Corals face ‘slow starvation’ from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find

By Oliver Milman

Corals such as those found on the Great Barrier Reef are at risk from the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans because researchers have discovered they digest tiny fragments of plastic at a significant rate. A study led by the ARC CentreFULL STORY

Solving the mystery of Parkinson’s disease

By Gill Nelson and Brad Racette

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects about 7 million people globally, and one million in the US alone, usually afflicting people over the age of 50. The disease strikes 2 percent of those over age 65, and between 5 and 10 percentFULL STORY

Obstacles ensure EU energy union is a pipe dream

By Fiona Harvey

Proposals to be unveiled on Wednesday by the European commission to bring together the energy systems of member states into a single “energy union” represent the most ambitious attempt to date at harmonizing energy networks across borders. However, the plans face serious obstacles, practical andFULL STORY

EDITORIAL: Memorials fail to bridge 228 divide2015-02-28

Two memorial services are scheduled at the 228 Peace Memorial Park in Taipei today to mark the 68th anniversary of the 228 Incident, and many other events have been scheduled around the nation to honor those who were killed, tortured and imprisoned during the subsequentFULL STORY

Backdoor trick to urban planning2015-02-28

By Pan Han-shen 潘翰聲

The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation’s project in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖) has once again ignited controversy. Most people who like to be part of what is happening remain stuck between calls for development and environmental protection and have failed completely to grasp theFULL STORY

Foundation legal blind spots must be remedied2015-02-28

By Lin Chia-cheng 林嘉誠

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Feb. 14 it was “strange” that Chen Chiung-sung (陳炯松) had remained in his post as president of the Taipei Institute of Pathology for more than 20 years, and he questioned the size of Chen’s annual salary and otherFULL STORY

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