Bing-sheng Lee

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Bing-sheng Lee is a staff writer at The News Lens International.

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2016/07/25 | Bing-sheng Lee

Fake Tourist Spot in Taiwan Raises Environmental Awareness

A campaign featuring a non-existing scenic spot has been launched to address the increasingly serious trash problem on Orchid Island.

2016/07/25 | Bing-sheng Lee

Victors of Taiwan's Exam System, But Losers in Life: Lee Lu-feng

Taiwan’s flawed exam system has plagued students for the past 50 years, creating adept test-takers who are afraid of taking risks.

2016/07/20 | Bing-sheng Lee

E-hailing App Takes Advantage of Two-Wheel Vehicles in Indonesia

Grab has achieved significant growth over the first half of 2016 thanks to the loose regulations on two-wheel transportation in Indonesia.

2016/07/18 | Bing-sheng Lee

Thailand’s Pledge to Crack Down on Prostitution Sparks Concerns

Thailand wants to crack down on the rampant sex industry in the country, but the potential impact on its tourism and questions over the livelihood of more than 120,000 sex workers concern critics and advocates.

2016/07/18 | Bing-sheng Lee

Formosa Plastics May Not Be Sole Culprit in Mass Fish Deaths in Vietnam

Formosa Plastics has agreed to pay US$500 million for the mass fish death in central Vietnam, but should it take full responsibility?

2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taiwanese Veterans Recruited as Chinese Spies

A Taiwanese army veteran has been giving confidential military information to Beijing’s spies while on business trips to China. Although the security breach is not major, authorities say the Chinese appear to be using new espionage tactics.

2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taipei Bans Bottled Water and Disposable Utensils in Schools

The Taipei City Government has decided to ban bottled water and disposable utensils from elementary and junior high schools in an attempt to teach young students about environmental issues.

2016/07/11 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taiwan Becomes Last Country to Lift Ban on Canadian Beef

Despite the fact that the process took more than a year, some legislators argue that the government 'ambushed' the public with the decision and want explanations.

2016/07/11 | Bing-sheng Lee

Suspicions of Political Motives in Cambodian Critic’s Murder

The murder of an outspoken government critic is seen as major blow for Cambodian democracy and has raised speculation over the involvement of the ruling regime.

2016/07/06 | Bing-sheng Lee

Rampant Illegal Waste-Dumping Plagues China

Illegal cross-province garbage dumping in China has raised pollution concerns and unveiled a lucrative black market business.

2016/07/06 | Bing-sheng Lee

China Faces Large Protests Over Waste Incinerators

China’s commitment to building garbage incinerators is facing strong and constant opposition from residents. In Zhaoqing, the government used violence and a media blackout to suppress its opponents.

2016/07/04 | Bing-sheng Lee

Heavy Rain, Floods Wreck Southern and Eastern China

As of Sunday, large-scale floods have affected more than 30 million people, displaced almost 1.5 million, claimed 186 lives, and destroyed 56,000 houses.

2016/07/04 | Bing-sheng Lee

Popular Festivals Disturb Local Property and Environment in Taiwan: Advocates

Taiwan’s famous balloon and lantern festivals, although good for tourism, trouble locals and environmental advocates.

2016/06/29 | Bing-sheng Lee

Apple Scouts Taiwan for New Data Center: Reports

Changhua County in Taiwan has been attracting tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple for major investment.

2016/06/27 | Bing-sheng Lee

Unions Threaten to Strike after Flight Attendants’ Success

The strike by China Airline flight attendants ended after management agreed to employee demands. Now more unions are threatening to strike.

2016/06/27 | Bing-sheng Lee

Lu Yen-hsun Becomes Taiwan’s First ATP Players' Representative

Taiwan’s most successful male tennis player promises to devote his energies to improving players’ benefits and to pay special attention to issues regarding Asian players.

2016/06/22 | Bing-sheng Lee

China Takes Internet Censorship to New Level

China intends to 'foster a healthy, positive Internet culture' by purging comments by its nearly 700 million Internet users.

2016/06/22 | Bing-sheng Lee

Thai Military Blasted for Campaign Against Human Rights Advocates

Activists face five years in prison for exposing torture by Thailand’s military.