7 reasons why you should practice Qigong

It is relaxing. Qigong focuses on movement and breath, allowing the mind to calm itself and bring awareness to the present. This relaxes the mind from wondering off into past and future thoughts and allows you to be more conscious of how you breath and entire body feel and operate. It can cure people. Several…

Social Policy and Education in Taiwan

The time for kids to start having bilingual education in Taiwan is way overdue and should be the choice of the people. At present in Taiwan, preschoolers and kindergarteners cannot legally attend schools that provide full immersion classes in a language that is not Chinese Mandarin or Taiwanese. This applies to all pre-schools and kindergartens…

The importance of the Pearl River Delta in China

Introduction As the pioneer of reform and opening-up and an important economic hub of China, the Pearl River Delta has played a remarkable leading role and had an important strategic status in the overall effort of China to pursue economic and social development. Guangdong and in particular the Pearl River Delta has seen phenomenal growth…

The complexities of Cross-Strait relations in Greater China

Introduction This paper will examine Cross-Strait relations in terms of why and how its development has been problematic in solving the issue of Taiwan independence. While there are many reasons contributing to the complexity of Cross-Strait relations, only four factors will be discussed- Identity, China’s Stance, Economic Factors, and International Influence. The author regards these…

Public Participation in China's Environmental Management

China has been promoting environmental protection and is improving it’s environmental standards. This post explores existing, newly developing and future forms and channels of public participation in China’s environmental management. Citizens all over China have been filing lawsuits, establishing petition movements and even turning to open demonstrations and boycotts in pursuit of a livable environment.…