Taiwan’s total number of Covid-19 cases has climbed to at least 235, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). 29 individuals have been released from treatment, while two deaths have taken place.
The Covid-19 crisis has elevated the visibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) as never before. Indeed, this may be the very first time that a bureaucratic agency of the United Nations, not the Security Council or General Assembly, has become a focus of global media attention. It is quite unfortunate, then, that the WHO’s main face at this crucial juncture has turned out to be a political hack.
Nationalist Party (KMT) chair elections resulted in the election victory of Taichung legislator Johnny Chiang over his opponent, former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin.
Seoul has been transformed by the Covid-19 coronavirus, or, more accurately, by the social response it has engendered. Close to 90% of the Koreans on the street now wearing white masks, and other visible changes are manifest.
A heroine from the classic anime TV show Neon Genesis Evangelion was spotted several times in the flesh during Taiwan’s recent election campaign asking people to vote for her.
Efforts to combat the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic continue in Taiwan, with the Central Epidemic Command Center announcing yesterday the 26th confirmed case of the epidemic in Taiwan.
For almost two-and-a-half decades, Japan and the United States have insisted that a new US Marine airbase at Henoko—a replacement for Marine Corps Air Station Futenma—is absolutely needed as a solid foundation for the US-Japan Alliance. Last year, however, it was officially revealed that the sea floor where the base is being constructed consists of mayonnaise-soft earth, and that any airstrip built there now could sink into oblivion.
The Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman election debates, which took place on the 12th, illustrate the party’s general lack of solutions for its internal crisis as it heads towards the decisive party vote on March 7.
Observing the results of 2020 elections, the international media generally reported on the defeat of the Nationalist Party (KMT) in both presidential and legislative elections as though it were an overwhelming landslide, but a closer examination tells a more nuanced story.
The priorities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should be clear given its response to the outbreak of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Namely, the CCP has not acted to protect the health of the Chinese people, but instead acted with its priorities on presenting the appearance of stability, so as to maintain political legitimacy.