Today's Birthday (Jan. 13)
Just because you're right doesn't mean everyone will agree with you.
You'll still have to convince them. So be patient as well as smart.
Aries (March 21-April 19) 白羊座
It doesn't seem like anybody can get along today. Don't foolishly fan the flames, listen and find a service to provide. They'll all love you for that.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) 金牛座
Be patient with yourself. Be a gentle tutor. Don't beat yourself up if the material seems to be hard to learn. Keep at it.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) 雙子座
There's money coming in, but expenses are high. Monitor resources carefully. Accept new assignments -- keep working.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) 巨蟹座
Don't let a critic cramp your style, or stifle your confidence. Stand up for yourself and both of you just might end up good friends.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 獅子座
Don't assume that what you see is all there is. There's more going on behind the scenes. Take that into consideration.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 處女座
Sure, it's important to have an active social life. You can make all sorts of important contacts. Don't overlook your family, though. They're really the most important.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 天秤座
Careful scheduling is required to avoid hurt feelings. Don't be off doing business while your family's waiting for you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 天蠍座
You may not get as far as you'd hoped, or stay as long as you want. You can still have a wonderful time, however, with the right attitude.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 射手座
The problem is, you don't have as much as you think, so be careful. You could go over your budget and into your savings in no time.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 山羊座
You're intelligent, tough and charming. That's a powerful combination. You'll have the advantage in convincing your opposition to give up.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 水瓶座
The work you're doing now requires great sensitivity. There's also an important aspect that's not easily understood. Delve beneath the surface.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) 雙魚座
You're always at your best when you focus your attention on others. Also learn to delegate. You can't be all things to all people.
BLUE WAVE: The KMT’s Chiang Wan-an defeated the DPP’s Chen Shih-chung and is to become Taipei mayor, while President Tsai Ing-wen stepped down as DPP chairperson after many of the party’s candidates, handpicked by the leadership, performed poorly The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday flipped key mayoral seats in Taipei, Taoyuan and Keelung, and won control of 13 out of 22 cities and counties in the nine-in-one local elections. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) last night resigned as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairperson over a poor showing by the party’s candidates, who were handpicked by the DPP leadership rather than chosen through primaries. The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) won its first high-profile race with Hsinchu mayoral candidate Ann Kao (高虹安) defeating Shen Hui-hung (沈慧虹) of the DPP with 45.02 percent of the vote to Shen’s 35.68 percent. Voters were choosing more than
CAUTION: Wearing a mask in crowded places and for people with chronic illnesses or allergies can help prevent COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, the CECC said The mask mandate for outdoor settings is to lifted on Thursday, and the weekly cap on international inbound travelers is to be removed on Dec. 10, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said at its regular news conference yesterday. The center also announced that starting from Friday, children aged five to 11 can receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster, and that rules for visiting hospital patients are to be partially eased from Dec. 10. While wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory outdoors, Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Victor Wang (王必勝) reminded the public that it would still be required
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: China might impose a blockade, conduct limited force operations, use an air and missile campaign, or resort to an invasion, the report said The US Department of Defense has identified four possible military courses of action that China could take against Taiwan, but did not offer any guess on when Beijing might be ready to act. In an annual report to the US Congress released on Tuesday titled Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2022, the department gave a broad overview of China’s military capabilities, strategy, ambitions and intentions. The report devoted significant space to developments related to Taiwan, against which it said China had intensified diplomatic, economic, political and military pressure last year. For example, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA)
ANALYSIS: The local elections showed that the KMT is a competitive player, but needs to work at changing its image regarding China, experts said The nine-in-one local election results would bolster the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), but are unlikely to have a major effect on the 2024 presidential election, when cross-strait issues are back in focus, political commentators said. In Saturday’s elections, the KMT won 13 of the 21 cities and counties up for grabs, including four of the country’s six biggest metropolitan areas, where nearly 70 percent of the population lives. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost three of the seven cities and counties it held, although it gained Penghu County. Its poor results prompted President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to announce her resignation as party