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Taiwanese baseball gets another chance at redemption, Notebook

Taiwanese baseball gets another chance at redemption

Taiwan loves it baseball as much or even more than Japan and perhaps even the US, which has competing loyalties from pro football and the NBA. But it has been rocked in recent years by scandal and corruption that sent several players and even a politician to prison for fixing games.

By | Notebook, Sport | Friday, 27 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Taiwan’s U.S.–backed aerial spy flights over China predates the drone era, Notebook

Taiwan’s U.S.–backed aerial spy flights over China predates the drone era

Taiwan’s motto has always been Knowing China through Taiwan. The country recently picked up on an article implying that China may become the next area for U.S. drone operations and that drones will change roles from attacking enemy combatants to spying.

By | Notebook | Monday, 12 August 2013 at 5:00 am

Selling Secrets to the Mainland: Military Espionage in Taiwan (part 2), Notebook

Selling Secrets to the Mainland: Military Espionage in Taiwan (part 2)

The question of why so many Taiwanese military officers would betray their country is a complicated one, as complicated as the six-decade plus relationship between China and Taiwan itself.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 4:00 am

Selling secrets to the mainland: Military espionage in Taiwan (part 1), Notebook

Selling secrets to the mainland: Military espionage in Taiwan (part 1)

Cross-Taiwan Strait relations between China and Taiwan have thawed in recent years. China, who until the late 1970s was firing artillery shells toward the island nation, has supposedly taken a softer approach to what it considers a renegade or breakaway Chinese province.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 3:29 pm

China-US trade wars are an eerie Charybdis of despair, Notebook

China-US trade wars are an eerie Charybdis of despair

The pace of China’s unprecedented economic growth has allowed the Chinese to broaden their horizons in regional and international affairs, much to the annoyance of its great western rival the US, but they are still under criticism for ‘unfair’ trade regulations. What gives?

By | Notebook, Opinion, iPolitics | Tuesday, 12 June 2012 at 4:40 am

Sex selective abortions in Taiwan, The Foreign Desk

Sex selective abortions in Taiwan

Last year, Taiwan’s fertility rate became the world’s lowest, dropping from 1.03 in 2010 to a record low of just 0.9 in 2011. The government blamed the decreasing birth rate on people’s superstitions about which zodiac years were best for bearing children. It seems many people were waiting for the year of the dragon, which starts next week and is considered a particularly auspicious period to be born in.

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 at 10:40 am

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