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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:57 pm
by BlueWater

The China Times is a newspaper published in the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Traditional Chinese. It is one of the four biggest newspapers in Taiwan, the other three being the Liberty Times, United Daily News, and Apple Daily (Taiwan). The political position of the China Times is currently slanted towards the pan-blue coalition (pro-unification), although it is considered more moderate than the United Daily News. Relations with the Kuomintang nationalist government have in the past been close, but when the China Times U.S. Edition ceased publication after the Chiang Nan Incident in October 1984, the China Times broke with then KMT president Chiang Ching-kuo in protest. Since the 1980s, the China Times has developed a more liberal and pro-democratic stance, often concerned with progressive issues such as social justice or environmental concerns.


The China Times was founded in 1950 under the name Credit News,and focused mainly on price indices.The name changed on January 1, 1960 to Credit Newspaper. a daily with comprehensive news coverage. Color printing was introduced on March 29, 1968, the first newspaper in Asia to make the move.

The founder, Yu Jizhong , died in 2002, leaving the presidency of the paper to his second son, Yu Jianxin.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:05 pm
by BlueWater

China Times: Give the homeless a chance for rebirth

A video clip showing cleaning crews hosing a Taipei City park where street people were sleeping has recently stirred an uproar in Taiwan. It doesn't matter that the water was not sprayed directly at the homeless, as some claimed. Such an act has tainted the country's human rights record.

For a long time, street people have been negatively stereotyped in the public eye, always being considered dirty and disruptive of public order. Many question why these physically able people would prefer wandering the streets than finding a job.


China Times: Rich people vs Taiwanese people

Tsai Ing-wen, the presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has been campaigning under a new slogan that labels entrepreneurs who have publicly thrown their support behind President Ma Ying-jeou as "rich people," while calling those who support her "people of Taiwan."