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EDITORIAL: Commitment to renewable energy

Tuesday’s massive power outage, caused by a disruption to the gas supply at a plant in Taoyuan, demonstrates not only the vulnerability of the nation’s power supply, but also the failure of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration to focus on “green” energy development — oneFULL STORY

‘China’s century’ means expansion

By Chang Kuo-tsai 張國財

The eminent British historian Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975) last century observed that the 19th century had been “Britain’s century” and labeled the 20th century as the “American century.” Toynbee also made the prediction that the 21st century would be “China’s century.” For Toynbee, the 19th centuryFULL STORY

Guam, Taiwan’s brother in arms

By Huang Tien-lin 黃天麟

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s threat that he would fire four missiles toward the US territory of Guam has been splashed across the world’s media. Meanwhile, Taiwan is being threatened by Chinese fighter jets, which have in recent weeks and months made repeated flights offFULL STORY

Government must hear from silent majority

By Huang Chin-yin 黃欽印

The Ho-Ping power station in Hualien County returned to full generating capacity on Monday after a transmission tower that was blown down during Typhoon Nesat on July 29 was repaired, bringing welcome relief from power rationing. This summer’s power shortages are a test of Taiwan’s determinationFULL STORY

China mogul returns to fund brain research

By Yoolim Lee

A dozen years ago, the largest Internet company in China was not Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment. Its founder was a young man named Chen Tianqiao (陳天橋), who became a billionaire at 30. Chen was more prominent than Alibaba chairman Jack MaFULL STORY

Asian demand pushes dollar bond market toward US$1 trillion

It is a lot harder for David Yim (嚴守敬) to rack up the airline miles these days. The bond underwriter at Standard Chartered PLC used to fly across the Pacific from Hong Kong to the US four or five times a year to arrange dollar-debtFULL STORY

EDITORIAL: Hong Kong’s travesty of justice2017-08-19

Beijing has been steadily chipping away at the “one country, two systems” model to ensure Hong Kong becomes more like China before the 50-year guarantee enshrined in the territory’s Basic Law even makes it to the halfway point. Unfortunately, it is succeeding all too well.FULL STORY

Power errors not nuclear disaster2017-08-19

By Tsai Ya-ying 蔡雅瀅

On Tuesday, mistakes by CPC Corp, Taiwan personnel stopped gas supplies to the Datan Power Station in Taoyuan for two minutes, tripping all six generators at the plant. At the same time, generators were offline at Taiwan Power Co’s (Taipower, 台電) Taichung and Tongsiao powerFULL STORY

Stable growth demands inclusion2017-08-19

By Victoria Tsai 蔡靜怡

The Asia-Pacific region remains a global economic center and one of the fastest-growing areas worldwide. However, structural changes in the global economy and industry are presenting many countries with worsening income distribution. Increasingly severe inequality, stagnating middle-class incomes, worsening poverty and credit restrictions have madeFULL STORY

Making the best of a poor host-city name2017-08-19

By Lee Min-yung 李敏勇

As its name suggests, the Universiade is an international sports event for university athletes. Despite its ambitions, few host cities have been capitals. In 2015, it was held in Gwangju, South Korea. The 2013 and 2011 Games were held in Kazan, Russia, and Shenzhen, China.FULL STORY

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