2017 - 4th Quarter

Taiwan as the Gibraltar of Asia

Sunday November 26

It is not uncommon for nations to take on names that become symbolic and metaphoric images of the country in the minds of their citizens and the world. The US, for example, has at different periods in its history been referred to as a "shining city on a hill" as well as the "melting pot" of cultures. ...

Takeaways fromChina's 19th National Congress

Friday November 17

With the conclusion of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 19th National Congress, observers are left with certain obvious takeaways as well assome not so obvious ones. ...

Democracies and Their Presidents:Taiwan and the US

Friday November 10

Taiwan's Double Ten National Day has passed and for a second year President Tsai Ing-wen has conducted the National Day ceremonies with the necessary dignity and focus. Meanwhile the day did not passwithout a certain amount of expected commentary and criticism. ...

Su Beng: Taiwan's Man for All Seasons

Thursday November 9

It is a rare privilege to know a centenarian. It is even more rare and a greater privilege to know a dedicated and politically active one. So, it is with great pleasure that I have written the introductory remarks for the Anniversary Edition of Su Beng's 400 Years of Taiwan History. ...

Shifting to a 'Global Home' Outlook and Paradigm

Thursday October 12

Corporations as well as nations have accepted the global village paradigm. However the needed shift to a "global home" paradigm is more challenging. ...

Taiwan's Role in the New Global Home Paradigm

Monday October 2

Like a slow forming typhoon far out at sea, a major paradigm shift is developing in world economics. It is a change that involves economic theory, humanistic perspectives and an understanding of the difference between physics and metaphysics. ...