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EDITORIAL: Preparing for the next big quake

Thursday, which marked the 18th anniversary of the devastating 921 Earthquake that killed 2,456 people, brought with it the news that two Taiwanese had been killed in Tuesday’s massive earthquake in Mexico. Earthquakes are a fact of life in Taiwan, Mexico and other nations, and afterFULL STORY

Remark reveals a sexist mindset

By May Huang 黃佩蕙

Radio hostess Clara Chou’s (周玉蔻) harsh remarks about Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) credibility displeased Ko’s chief of staff, Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如), who sent Chou the following text message: “Does scolding Ko Wen-je [on TV] make you happy? You are a beautiful woman and itFULL STORY

AI development needs strategic shift

By Robert Wang 王定愷

In view of the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) technology will have on nations’ economic development and overall strength, governments all over the world are giving it a great deal of attention and have been launching new industrial policies one after another. AI’s future impactFULL STORY

Pardon for Chen will be thorny issue either way

By Wu Ching-chin 吳景欽

The Democratic Progressive Party national congress opens tomorrow and most representatives have signed a joint statement calling on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to pardon former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁). However, such a move would encounter legal obstacles as well as political concerns. The biggest obstacle to aFULL STORY

Heat itself could be the biggest killer this year

By Laurie Goering

When Hurricane Harvey blasted ashore in the US last month, drowning south Texas in a year’s worth of rain in just a few days, it left behind an estimated US$150 billion in damage to sodden homes and inundated factories, claiming about 60 lives. Two weeks later,FULL STORY

EDITORIAL: Not back to two-party politics yet2017-09-22

The meteoric rise of the New Power Party (NPP) on the heels of the 2014 student-led Sunflower movement — arguably one of the major events shaping Taiwan’s current political climate — sparked hopes that the nation was in the process of breaking the shackles ofFULL STORY

Shifting forms of power in East Asia2017-09-22

By Ian Inkster 音雅恩

It was only a month ago that Zhao Minghao (趙銘昊) — a research fellow at the Charhar Institute in Beijing and a member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific’s China National Committee — was considering the effects of a US attackFULL STORY

CCP, KMT colluding to impede Taiwan2017-09-22

By Paul Lin 林保華

Sulu Sou (蘇嘉豪) was elected to one of the few directly elected seats of the Macau legislature. Record voter turnout demonstrated that young Macanese want change. Neither attacks over Sou’s relationship to the Hong Kong independence movement nor the rhetoric of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)FULL STORY

[ LETTER ]2017-09-22

Ko straying from ideals Ever since Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) talked about “a shared destiny” at the Taipei-Shanghai Forum, he has become a target for the pan-green camp. Regardless of whether his remarks were slips of the tongue or based on political scheming, people have startedFULL STORY

The end of the US as a white Christian country is already a reality2017-09-22

By Jason Wilson

The US is a Christian nation: This much has always been a political axiom, especially for conservatives. Even someone as godless and immoral as the 45th president feels the need to pay lip service to the idea. On the Christian Broadcasting Network last year, heFULL STORY

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