The following messages were posted recently on The China Post's Facebook page. These are readers' reactions toward local English radio station ICRT's changing of DJs.
2013/1/20, 2 Comments
The United States' adoption of a visa-waiver program with Taiwan could create significant problems for the Taiwanese financially and complications for the United States' continued immigration debate.
United States-Burma relations in 2012 were an outcome of years of diplomatic maneuvering since the downgrading of U.S. representation in Burma from ambassador to charge d'affaires in the aftermath of 1988 democracy uprising and the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) military government's refusal to acknowledge the 1990 general election results. It was also a result of the U.S. government's dual-track policy, using carrots and sticks.
I am very disturbed by the R.O.C.'s Foreign Ministry and specifically the Foreign Minister's criticism of Chang Liang-yi, a student elected as a youth liaison with the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, who listed his place of origin as “Taiwan, Province of China.”
2012/12/26, 65 Comments
Like any other relationships, the one between Taiwan and Indonesia is characterized by certain similarities and differences.
Dear Editor, Last Friday, I read an article in the paper by Jackson Wong (“Arrogance and ignorance may equal eternal egregious English”). I always appreciate his articles. Reading it, I was saddened to learn that Taiwan has dropped to 29th of 30 countries in English proficiency.
In light of recent debate on whether retired public servants ought to continue receiving their annual year-end bonus, your author believes that there is a better solution instead of cutting back their benefits. What is more, retired public servants should not be subjected to budgetary cutback because of the pension fund's perennial deficit.
A report came out recently ranking Taiwan 29th in English-language proficiency out of some 30 countries surveyed, behind the likes of South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong among Asian nations. The news is not surprising.
For somebody like me who grew up in South Korea until I was in my mid-20s, and lived in Russia until I was 30, moving to Taiwan was something like “coming home.” Seoul and Taipei have changed so so much in these past 30 years. And even if maybe they started at different places and are still different now, they both have many things that warm my heart and make me happy.
Letter to the Editor Sunny weekend, 2008, the town of Sderot, southern Israel. I am walking around doing some grocery shopping with a friend that lives there and his two sons, aged 5 and 9. Suddenly, an alarm goes off and we run for shelter next to a concrete wall designed for this sort of occurrence.
2012/11/19, 2 Comments