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EDITORIAL: A good place to die? Not yet

As the Republic of China celebrates Double Ten National Day today, elsewhere around the globe World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is being marked — at least by those involved in one of the most important, yet undervalued, components of medical care. Few among theFULL STORY

Modernity meets tradition in China

By Doug Bandow

Shanghai, China’s financial capital, enjoys a double skyline. The city proper, or “old city,” sports a fascinating mix of colonial buildings and modern architecture. The “New Area” of Pudong on the east bank of the Huangpu River hosts Shanghai’s four tallest structures. In contrast, a coupleFULL STORY

Beijing versus the businessman

By Shaw Sin-ming 邵新明

The Chinese government and Hong Kong’s wealthiest man, the much-admired Li Ka-shing (李嘉誠), have been waging an acidic spat — one that increasingly looks like a bitter divorce being played out in tabloid newspapers. Chinese media have been directing a relentless stream of vitriol atFULL STORY

MeHAS case a symbol of miscarriage of justice

By Kao Jung-chih 高榮志

In an interview, Judicial Yuan Vice President Su Yeong-chin (蘇永欽) elaborated on the meaning of the Council of Grand Justices’ Constitutional Interpretation No. 732. He said, referring to the land used for the MeHAS housing development project, that it was not the contagious land deemedFULL STORY

China uses intimidation tactics at UN to silence critics

By Sui-Lee Wee and Stephanie Nebehay

In a cafe lounge at the UN complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured in China. The 43-year-old Buddhist monk, Golog Jigme, had broken out of a Chinese detention centerFULL STORY

Big oil hid, distorted scientific facts regarding climate change

By Kelle Louaillier and Bill McKibben

Over the past few years, a growing number of people have been taking a hard look at what is happening to the planet — historic droughts, rising sea levels, massive floods — and acknowledging, finally, that human activity is propelling rapid climate change. Exxon, nowFULL STORY

EDITORIAL: Time for Chu to drop the act2015-10-09

Just when the public and the media had grown tired of the never-ending rumors that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) leadership has been planning to oust its presidential candidate, Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), in an attempt to salvage the party’s seemingly doomed campaign,FULL STORY

The Liberty Times Editorial:Campaigns share common flaw2015-10-09

The campaign for January’s presidential election is turning out be very different from previous ones. The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is still arguing over who its presidential candidate should be just three months ahead of the election. This is not only unprecedented, it should beFULL STORY

Taiwan does not need publicity2015-10-09

By Peng Ming-min: 彭明敏

Taiwan seems to be very fond of hosting international events like the World Games or the Taipi International Flora Expo. The real motives for undertaking such activities are not known, but the official explanation is that they help improve Taiwan’s international visibility and stimulate theFULL STORY

Sharing economy offers new chances2015-10-09

By Gary Chen

The concept of a sharing economy has become increasingly prevalent in Western nations in the last decade. The Internet has simplified resource matching for both supply and demand sides amid the rapid development of mobile technology, as well as increasing the awareness of efficient socialFULL STORY

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