EDITORIAL: Han needs more than sound-bites

At a meeting with campaign supporters on Wednesday, Kaohsiung Mayor and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said that Taiwan was...

Preventing digital feudalism requires government intervention

The use and abuse of data by Facebook and other tech companies are finally garnering the official attention they deserve. With personal data becoming...

Twenty firms account for a third of carbon emissions

The Guardian last week revealed the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves could be directly...

Taiwan foreign labor laws outdated

During a media interview, I Jy Sheng Fashion Bakery (一之軒食品) general manager Liao Ming-jian (廖明堅) called on the government to grant long-term residence to...

Why it is unlikely CUPP will be banned

On Sept. 29, two men splashed Hong Kong singer Denise Ho (何韻詩) with red paint during a rally in Taipei in support of democracy...

Walter Lohman On Taiwan: Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in context

Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act. This is just the first step...

DPP must not ignore the threat of CUPP

Hong Kong singer and actress Denise Ho (何韻詩) was attacked with red paint during a pro-Hong Kong democracy rally in Taipei on Sept. 29....

Amateurs turned academic sleuths

The high drama of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) thesis controversy has been staged for quite some time and is still ongoing. In a bid...

‘Detention’ is a Taiwan masterpiece

Last night, my Taiwanese wife dragged me to the theater to see the movie Detention (返校)that she said all her students and colleagues at...

EDITORIAL: What price conscience?

Apple, the Houston Rockets, the NBA, Tiffany & Co and Activision Blizzard this week joined the long and growing list of international companies to...

China’s corrupt meritocracy is not a model ready for export

Since Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) launched his sweeping anti-corruption campaign in 2012, more than 1.5 million officials, including some of the Chinese Communist...

The battle against the US’ loneliness crisis

While the digital natives of Generation Z and aging seniors inhabit different worlds, the two groups have something urgent in common: loneliness.Last year, a...

Will the new locally built jets justify their cost?

The military unveiled a prototype of its new domestically made Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) named “Yung Ying” (勇鷹) — or “Brave Eagle” — on...

Taiwan needs to tell its story better

Taiwan’s most pressing threat is the rest of the world’s lack of awareness of Taiwan.Mainstream English coverage of Taiwan suffers the same problem as...

The Liberty Times Editorial: Bringing on an agricultural boom

The Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture has warned about excessive cabbage planting, indicating that the crop has exceeded the alarming surplus of late August...

EDITORIAL: Celebrating Taiwan’s national day

Today, Taiwan celebrates its national day. This year the theme is “Taiwan Forward,” a reference to the importance of a national day as an...

‘A big job’: the race to save the giant sequoia

Few living beings have experienced as much as the giant sequoias. With ancestors dating back to the Jurassic era, some of the trees that...

Cyberwarfare rules are needed to prevent escalating conflicts

Whether or not a conflict spirals out of control depends on the ability to understand and communicate the scale of hostility.Unfortunately, when it comes...

South Asia risks losing its place as the world’s next factory

Vietnam seems to be the consensus pick for winner of the US-China trade war, as Chinese and other manufacturers shift production to the cheaper...

KMT stance on HK proof it dislikes democracy

On Sept. 29, as students rallied in cities all around Taiwan in support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)...

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