Marrying internationally means that cultural dissonance is a regular part of my life experience. We don't go very long before either one of us find ourselves in a situation that is counterintuitive to the way we were raised.
Instead of describing the culinary wonders of beef noodle soup and mango shaved ice, or "must-see's" such as Taipei 101, Jiufen, and night markets, here are 7 everyday surprises that are just as much a part of the culture as bubble tea.
Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.
Because of some strong rescuing effort inside and outside of Taiwan, Mr. Chen Shui-Bian, former President of Taiwan, is finally home to recover from a spectacular failure in the justice system of Taiwan after surviving six years of harsh and demeaning imprisonment.
Because of some strong rescuing effort inside and outside of Taiwan, Mr. Chen Shui-Bian, former President of Taiwan, is finally home to recover from...
Goldstein performs two critical tasks in his new book, Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry (Georgetown University Press). First, he acknowledges the legitimacy of the PRC's desire for a greater international role. Second, he offers a strategy of cooperation for the two nations, which includes recognizing natural but much-reviled "spheres of influence."
None of the claims generating so much controversy is worth war. China is carefully using "salami tactics," successively grabbing small pieces of a larger whole to avoid a conflict. But who is prepared to fight even for the larger whole?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.
Sustained economic development doesn't take place in a vacuum. For the Philippines to become a true "tiger economy" in the coming decades, it has to also experience some changes in its cultural foundations.
Taiwan is not a typical destination for Westerners yet it is popular with Chinese visitors. Taiwan has its own President, constitution, armed forces and currency but is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) despite being part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
The United States will have to preemptively identify any ADIZ in the South China as a "redline," augment the naval and coast guard capabilities of its allies, and negotiate necessary Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to ensure the further crowding of the contested features will not lead to an outright conflict.
One intrepid boy finally gathered the courage to welcome the new alien in their midst, coming up to me and saying, quite eloquently, "Ching chang ching chong choo." Ever the clever linguist, I responded by smacking him on the head with a Tonka truck. I
While no system on the internet is 100 percent secure, Taiwan has made great strides to reduce the risks to government agency systems.
On a warm October day in McLeod Ganj, a town in Northern India nestled between peaks of the outer-Himalayas, the streets were bustling with life. Among the many languages that wove in and out of the bookstores and between the dumpling stands, the most prominent was Mandarin Chinese.