The WBC is far from perfect, but it is also a lot of fun for many people and an opportunity to highlight one of baseball's biggest accomplishments in recent years.
Whether steeped in solemnity or sprung from pure silliness, festivals around the world never cease to intrigue, amaze or, at the very least, entertain...
Taiwan's advances to a democratic nation have been impressive. Both KMT and DPP must realize that if Chen dies in prison, there will be ruptures in the body politic. The nation will inter the spirit that has struggled for human rights improvements.
If a picture of a destination is worth a thousand words, then a visit to its local market is worth a million. There is perhaps no other place that en...
The shoes my grandmother refused remind me not to take my freedom for granted -- freedom to roam, freedom to pursue my passions and just as importantly, freedom to make my own mistakes.
All the books about the resiliency of a city's people pale compared to hiking the desolate mountains their ancestors crossed centuries before.
A recent one-month stay in Taiwan convinced me that this country is doing all the right things to cultivate an eco-friendly nation.
As we look into the New Year, it is also time to look back and see which governments might free a prisoner or two due to the decline of age or ill health.
Today, we are in danger of falling into a "cyber weapons gap" -- exaggerating the capabilities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army -- when it comes to waging cyber war.
When on vacation, it can sometimes be the seemingly ordinary "local" sights that prove the most memorable.
Whether you're into the adrenaline of big wave surfing, sailing into the sunset, discovering inland watering holes or bathing in tropical shallows, these swimming spots have something for you.
Why does Taiwan matter? Firstly, it is one of America's top trading partners. And Taiwan also has our back militarily. So why is it that the last sitting American president to set foot on the island was Dwight Eisenhower?
China's current 18th Party Congress that ended this week may prove even more important that America's just-fought election.
On a day when world number two and three Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray arrived in Shanghai, it was American John Isner who turned in the day's most impressive win.
In 2006 I sold my car, sold my possessions, quit my job and moved to Shanghai. I was after something I didn't know I would find, and I didn't know exactly what it was I was looking for other than a challenge.
The government of Taiwan is attempting to levy a political punishment on Chen Shui-bian that includes a increasing likelihood of death. There is a cure for human rights malaise in Taiwan: Provide complete access to independent medical evaluation and care for Chen Shui-bian now.