2 mn read Acer Inc. (2353.TW) announced today its consolidated revenues for March at NT$30.31 billion, up 9.2% year-on-year (YoY) and 32.3% month-over-month. Preliminary consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2022 reached NT$78.37 billion, up 9.5% YoY, and marking the highest quarter of the same period in nine years. Acer’s public subsidiaries have all announced their March revenues, and their first quarter revenues have risen by 37.1% YoY in total.
6 mn read In an interview with the Deutsche Welle, Hong Hsiu-chu, former vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of China on Taiwan and former chairwoman of the Kuomintang, questioned the authenticity of the reports “forced labor of Uyghurs” and the “killing of Uyghurs” by the Chinese Communist regime in Xinjiang, when asked about the detention of Uyghurs in re-education camps. Hong stressed that she will be visiting a re-education camp in Xinjiang this year and that she believes that seeing is believing. In response, Eat News interviewed many Uyghur leaders, who severely condemned Hong’s remarks.
2 mn read Taiwan Statebuilding Party congressman Chen Po-wei, who DPP’s Tsai Ing-wen supported in the 2020 presidential and legislative elections, went through a recall vote on October 23. In the end, Chen’s dismissal exceeded the threshold of 73,744 votes, and Chen was confirmed to be dismissed. During Chen’s term in Congress, he voted against banning the use of ractopamine meat in schools when the Tsai administration attempted to open up the import of U.S. ractopamine pork to Taiwan. He voted against the import of 40 million doses of international COVID-19 vaccines in Congress this year.
3 mn read The Taiwan New Constitution Foundation, which supports Tsai Ing-wen in the 2020 presidential election, recently released a poll claiming that 65% of Taiwanese are willing to go to war to defend Taiwan in the event of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait. But is the training of compulsory military soldiers produced by the current four-month military training service sufficient to support modern warfare? Currently, the Republic of China (R.O.C.) is the ruling power in colonial Taiwan. The Ministry of National Defense of the R.O.C. recently responded that a compulsory military soldier is a qualified combat soldier after completing their training. But is the R.O.C. army capable of defending Taiwan?
< 1 mn read The Tsai Ing-wen regime in Taiwan attempted to interfere with Public Television Service(PTS) last year by asking the public media to establish an English-language channel, nominally to promote Taiwan. Still, many scholars have questioned whether the English-language channel on public television might become Taiwan’s CGTN(China Global Television Network) and a propaganda tool for the Tsai’s regime. This year, Tsai’s regime has set up an English-language video propaganda platform through the state-run Central News Agency. The first news video promotes the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine that has not yet undergone Phase III trials in Taiwan, which Tsai’s regime supports.
2 mn read On 27 July the vaccine registration platform conceived by the government of the Republic of China, which colonized Taiwan, was reopened and the MVC vaccine was added as an option. According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the vaccine can cause rare side effects such as facial nerve paralysis and high eye pressure.
2 mn read Taiwan and Hong Kong may send teams for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to Beijing despite ongoing political tensions with China, the International Olympic Committee said on August 1. Beijing was awarded the 2022 Games in February 2015, becoming the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.
6 mn read A married Taiwanese legislator was caught cohabitating with another woman, who turned out to be a fellow politician of the same party. The revelation has been making headline news on Taiwanese media for weeks now and is turned out to be a major embarrassment for the ruling party despite the fact that the said legislator, a rising star and a noted propagandist for the Tsai Ing-wen government, still vehemently refuses to admit the scandalous nature of the affair.
4 mn read France is known as the land of gastronomy, with foie gras, truffles, macarons, baguettes, wine, and champagne. The list goes on and on. As Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an 18th-century French lawyer and famous gourmet, once said, “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll know what kind of person you are.” With the rapid advancement of technology, the French have also digitized their food maps.