A few days ago The New York Times reported that Chinese hackers attacked their computer systems and stole the passwords of some of their staff members. According to The New York Times, the timing of the attacks suggests that the purpose of such attacks was related to the […]
Thanks to the economic growth of East Asia and China’s opening up in the Deng Xiaoping era, from the 1980’s onward the relationship between the Western world and East Asia has fundamentally changed. As a consequence, the contact between Western and Asian people has been steadily intensifying. Business […]
“The New Digital Age“, the newly released book by Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman,and Jared Cohen, former US government adviser, has sparked controversy not only because of the personal influence of its authors, but also due to their statements on the phenomenon of hacking in China. According to […]
Mainland Chinese Mother Lets Her Child Defecate At Taiwan Airport – Are Mainlanders Really Uncivilized?
A few days ago the Taiwanese news agency NowNews reported that a mainland Chinese mother in visit on Taiwan let her child defecate in a public area of Gaoxiong International Airport (高雄國際機場), with the toilets only a few meters away. (see original article in Chinese) I think all of us […]
Yesterday I stumbled upon an interesting blog. A girl asked for advice on whether she should stay together with the man she loved, or break up with him because he wasn’t well off. It was the same dilemma I talked about in one of my earlier posts: Is […]
Snow looks poetic. White, quiet landscapes, Christmas feeling and children playing on it – that’s what we associate with the idea of snow. Some people love snow. Others – like me – love it only when they see it through the closed window of their home. A few […]
It has been a common perception for the last couple of decades that welfare state is an anachronism. It would – so say its critics – make people lazy, incapable of hard work. Neo-liberal main-stream economics and an old tradition of asceticism that merged elements of Christian ethics, […]