Monthly Archives: March 2011

Journalist turned politician

The premier of Taiwan’s executive Yuan is Wu, Den-yih. He was born on the 30th of January, 1948 and is ethnic Han. His bio is as follows.

Education

1970        BA, Department of History, National Taiwan University

Experiences

1968-1969       President, University News, National Taiwan University

1970-1971       Instructor, Military Academy

1971-1973       Journalist & Editorial Writer, China Times Continue reading

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Will we sink with Japan or rise with it?

 Cheming Yang

In human history, disasters abound. However, we hardly see the event unfolds before us with our own eyes for we will likely be dead after witnessing the horrific scenes.

On the 11th of March 2011, a Richter scale 9 earthquake shook Sendai area in the northeastern Japan. The quake did not wreak much havoc. What is terrifying is the tsunami following the quake. The devastating effect of tsunami was televised worldwide. Over 10,000 Japanese were dead instantly as the tidal wave swept inland. To make the situation even more unthinkable, came the nuclear power plant meltdown in Fukushima due to malfunction of the cooing machinery that was destroyed by the tsunami. Continue reading

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