EDITORIAL: Anti-infiltration bill and DPP values

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus’ anti-infiltration bill on Friday last week advanced to a second reading and discussion in additional cross-caucus negotiations, but...

Suspicions mount in espionage allegations

Ever since Xiang Xin (向心), executive director of Hong Kong-based China Innovation Investment, and his wife, acting director Kung Ching (龔青), were singled out...

Preserving monuments, ROC-style

Zhongshan Bridge at Yuanshan (圓山) was counted among Taiwan’s eight landmarks until it was dismantled. Many people were sad to see it go.The warden...

EDITORIAL: Dangers to the economy remain

While the US-China trade dispute has led to a reshuffling of the global supply chain and benefited some local companies, other firms have been...

African forest on the front line of fight against climate change

When Lee White first visited the central African nation of Gabon, he believed he had found paradise.White, 53, was not new to Africa, having...

Belgium — Den of spies and gateway for China

When a suspected Chinese spy was extradited to the US last year, the US Department of Justice praised the “significant assistance” given by authorities...

Hong Kong brings its protest to ballot box

The Hong Kong protest movement that began with the demonstration against the extradition bill, which was later withdrawn, has continued for half a year.With...

The Xi Jinping Revolution is here

It is tempting to return to paradigms we are familiar with. It is simple to divide the world between good and evil; strong and...

Learning native languages matters

When Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, visited Yining Aboriginal community in Taitung County last week, he reiterated...

EDITORIAL: Being the right type of funny

The results of a study by National Taiwan Normal University researchers announced on Wednesday found that Taiwanese use humor infrequently and that certain humor...

RAM’s revival and the fight against far-right fight clubs

In October last year, the FBI arrested four members of the Rise Above Movement (RAM), a US white supremacist group that trains in mixed...

Time to pass agricultural insurance legislation

Not only must the agricultural sector cope with production problems caused by natural disasters, such as typhoons and torrential rain, it must also worry...

Pro-China parties must be rejected

In Hong Kong’s district council elections on Nov. 24, the pro-democracy camp won just more than 81 percent of the seats, dealing the pro-Beijing...

Ian Easton on Taiwan: Can we be honest about China?

One of the most remarkable things about China is how poorly understood it is, even by experts. By way of example, you probably think...

EDITORIAL: Taiwan a guide for HK silent majority

The silent majority took action on Sunday in Hong Kong and used the ballot box to make their voices heard.The territory’s district council elections...

Surveillance industry must stop assisting state suppression

Imagine a government with the power to spy on any critic, reporter or activist. A state with the capacity to extort or silence by...

As Hong Kong suffers, China risks losing its financial window on the world

Almost six months after the protest movement that has upended life in Hong Kong began, the region is facing serious questions about its future...

Taiwan’s food waste must be addressed

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently initiated an “only order what you can eat” policy to educate the public on limiting food waste. This...

Communist China and total control

Under Xi Jinping’s (習近平) indefinite leadership of communist China, Beijing has apparently set itself a twofold goal.First: Xi is committed to enforce strictly the...

Taiwan’s energy strategy crucial

In 2013, CPC Corp, Taiwan invested in the Australian Prelude FLNG, the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (LNG)development project.Now, less than a year...

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