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Getting to know Taiwan
Taiwanese restaurant Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks opens in Durant Square
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, a new Taiwanese restaurant serving food reminiscent of night market snacks in Taipei, Taiwan, will open this weekend in South Berkeley on Durant Avenue in the area known as Durant Square directly across from the Unit 1 residential halls.
Designed in Taiwan
Made in Taiwan: From mass manufacturing to high design

Now, the island's creative industries are striving to replace the once-ubiquitous "made in Taiwan" with a label befitting of the present day: "Designed in Taiwan"

毋通嫌台灣 - The Best and Worst Countries to Live/Work In
Taiwan listed in the top 10 favorite places for expats.

In terms of quality of life, Taiwan is listed as top-ranked country for Health and well-being category

Taiwan Is Slowly Getting Help From Around Asia To Resist China Economically
Chatime's footprint in the region of 630 million people makes it something of a role model for the Taiwan government. In October, President Tsai Ing-wen's administration revived a policy to steer Taiwanese investors into South and Southeast Asia to avoid overdependence on China. Tsai calls it the New Southbound Policy.
Finally, Strategic Clarity in the South China Sea. Is the Taiwan Strait Next?
Just as the strategic ambiguity that clouded the Navy’s South China Sea operations has now been cleared away, the same should be done regarding any doubts Beijing may harbor as to the U.S. commitment to defend Taiwan.
A "pen and phone" strategy vs. eraser
Obama and Trump: Different in So Many Ways
Trump, lacking any major legislative accomplishments despite the advantage of a Republican-controlled Congress, has issued dozens of executive orders and actions during the past seven months that have had a sweeping effect across the scope of government. They range from huge shifts in international policy to minor tinkering with obscure federal regulations.
IS DONALD TRUMP AS SANE AS KIM JONG UN?
Kim is a man who wants to see many more days of roller-coaster rides, basketball games, and executions.

Donald Trump, despite his impulses, also prefers not to get hurt. He initially tried peaceful approaches to the nuclear-bomb issue, first leaning on China and then calling Kim a “smart cookie.” Only in August did he try to match the crazy, promising “fire and fury” if Kim tried anything funny, and even that was undermined by Trump’s own team. Rule of thumb: Never go full NoKo.

Two Presidents and Charlottesville
In his speech at Charlottesville in 1940, Franklin Roosevelt united America; in his remarks about Charlottesville in 2017, Donald Trump divided it.

What Germans think?

I don't know what life experiences the people surrounding the Trump supporters could have had: they could have had a family member who died in the Holocaust, or have been a victim of a hate crime, or have even been kicked out of their home as an LGBT child by a family member with conservative ideals. All of that results in immense pain.

Anger in Taiwan over 'Chinese Taipei' Olympics moniker
A poll conducted this year by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation found that 80% of respondents described themselves as Taiwanese.

Why Do Foreigners Come to Taiwan? 老外為什麼來台灣?

Free Speech
Whatever its merits, the European position is rooted in its experiences that the free market of ideas can fail—disastrously.

European history has shown this. In an unregulated marketplace of ideas, private citizens need to take up the burden of holding the line against racist extremism.

Taiwan museum makes exhibit images free to download
Taiwan museum has placed 70,000 high-quality electronic images in a free-to-download archive so that online users can enjoy its exhibitions. It also provides a database for users to download information on the history and use of the cultural artefacts.
Trump "Value Voters"
The article, in the Vatican-reviewed journal La Civiltà Cattolica, says some American evangelicals and Catholics have become a "community of combatants" who seek to impose a "xenophobic and Islamophobic vision that wants walls and purifying deportations."

The authors accuse chief White House strategist Steve Bannon of supporting "an apocalyptic geopolitics" based on misguided theopolitical thinking that centers on state submission to the Bible, an idea "that is no different from the one that inspires Islamic fundamentalism."

Hit on 1st Lady
President Donald Trump’s history of misogyny is no secret. Everyone from his beauty pageant contestants to his own baby daughter has been subjected to his unsavory gaze. Just last month, the commander in chief made creepy overtures to an Irish reporter—in the Oval Office, in front of other journalists. The man has absolutely no shame.
A dark new conservatism
If Republicans do not wish to repeat the mistakes of the German conservatives of the 1930s, they had better find their courage – and their conservatism – fast
UN tours open to terror and thug states - but not Taiwan
The United Nations calls itself a world body. It offers splendid tours of its New York headquarters, for $22, to visitors and tourists who come from every country around the globe. Every country, that is, except Taiwan, whose citizens are not welcome.
Beijing focus on Taiwan’s weakness may backfire
President Tsai, also warned that China’s actions were counterproductive. “Coercion and threats,” she said, will not bring the two sides together. Instead, they will drive our two peoples apart.”
Taiwan: How China is "poaching" the island's diplomatic allies By Kevin Ponniah
Taiwan has long used development aid and assistance to keep its handful of diplomatic partners onside but its giant mainland neighbour is now an economic superpower. The island's allies are being picked off by China in what Taiwan derisively calls a "diplomatic money game"

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