EDITORIAL: Rocky economic waters ahead

The latest economic data have been a mixed bag of positivity and disappointments. Three months ago, the government adjusted downward its GDP growth forecast...

Inside the Hong Kong protesters’ anarchic campaign against China

By James Pomfret, Greg Torode, Clare Jim and Anne Marie Roan  /  Reuters, HONG KONG Ah Lung spends his days working as a clerk for...

The benefits of national integrity as the goal

The word “integrity” implies incorruptibility, honesty and uprightness. It is also the characteristic that developed countries value most.I recently attended an academic forum on...

Promises and lies in Hong Kong

The protests continue in Hong Kong with both sides seeking to claim the high ground.Whether these protests will end violently or peacefully remains to...

EDITORIAL: A safer alternative for foreigners

Foreigners who teach English have been arrested in China and deported at an alarming rate in the past few months, Reuters reported on Tuesday.The...

The US’ superpower panic bodes ill for its long-term interests

By J. Bradford DeLong Global superpowers have always found it painful to acknowledge their relative decline and deal with fast-rising challengers.Today, the US...

South America’s glaciers might have a bigger problem than climate change

Government geologist Gino Casassa steps down from the helicopter and looks around in dismay.Casassa is standing at the foot of a glacier, 4,200m above...

KMT must say what its envoys do in China

On July 31, China announced that it would ban individual tourists from traveling to Taiwan from Aug. 1 and threatened to extend the ban...

John J. Tkacik, Jr On Taiwan: Hong Kong’s ‘Bauhinia Revolution’

My good friend Professor June Dreyer at the University of Miami calls it Hong Kong’s “Bauhinia Revolution,” a cognate of Taiwan’s “Sunflower Revolution” of...

EDITORIAL: Conservation demands much more

A coalition of wildlife conservation groups on Thursday called for greater national efforts to protect endangered species by helping them recover and regenerate, and...

US’ longest recovery leaves employees behind

For more than two decades, Ken White worked at a credit card processor. It was a good job, but it fell victim to the...

Thought censorship not a good strategy

As most people have stopped being provoked by things like Taiwanese tea shop chains siding with the Chinese Communist Party and talk show host...

Taiwan has other options than UN

On Oct. 25, 1971, Albania’s draft resolution A/L 630 and Add. 1 and 2 passed by a roll-call vote of the UN General Assembly...

EDITORIAL: Reduce all plastics, not just straws

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven on Monday announced that starting from Sept. 11, it would stop providing plastic straws. This attempt to help conserve the...

Kashmir move a bad bet for India down

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has decided to strip Kashmir of its special status — which granted considerable autonomy to the disputed Muslim-majority...

How the climate emergency could lead to a mental health crisis

The Greenlandic Perspective Survey tells us that 90 percent of Greenlanders accept that climate change is happening. More than that, it is making them...

Climate change activist inspires youth around the world

Some seek to convey the wonder of endangered animals, while others give tips on how to tackle waste or tell tales of inspirational environmental...

Rules need bolstering for drones at airports

A few days before Christmas last year, more than 1,000 flights were canceled at Gatwick Airport near London following reports of drone sightings close...

Many pollsters, one public opinion

As a professor of political science, I am often invited to analyze public opinion polls, so I am often among the first to see...

Ko’s alliance a threat to Tsai, Han

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) have...

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