Musings on Double Ten Day

Tomorrow is a special day for the government on Taiwan; the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty started on this day 103 years ago. It is so significant that the ROC calendar system made the year of the revolution, 1911, as Year Zero; 2014 is the 103rd Year of the Republic. It is the "National Day" … Continue reading Musings on Double Ten Day


Ko Wen-je’s Gaffe: Being Honest

Election day is getting closer. Every word spoken by the candidates determines their victory or defeat. In the case of Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), his recent remarks on the late Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) on Sept 3rd and Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-zhen (陳以真) three days later has the potential to derail his chances … Continue reading Ko Wen-je’s Gaffe: Being Honest