Chinese Taipei – What’s in a name?

Chinese Taipei won the 2015 World Cheerleading Championship, but the Championship was not won by the “Taipeinese”; it was won by the people of Taiwan. This distinction is confusing to many since participants of international organizations act under their country’s name. Why the use of Chinese Taipei? Shouldn’t it and other names of the island … Continue reading Chinese Taipei – What’s in a name?

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