Hsu Chia-yu

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Hsu Chia-yu is a staff writer for The News Lens International.

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2016/09/26 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan Prison Dog Training Helps Inmates Stay Away from Crime

Dog trainers say the recidivism rate among inmates who trained dogs is 'very low.'

2016/09/20 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwanese Paralympians Forced to Wear KMT Emblem after China Pressured Officials

Taiwanese athletes at the Paralympics wore the emblem of Taiwan's opposition party after China piled pressure on international sport administrators.

2016/09/13 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan County Leaders Seek to Travel to Beijing Amid Cross-Strait Tourism Spat

A group of Taiwanese county leaders are breaking with the government line on cross-Strait relations and plan to travel to Beijing to woo Chinese tourists.

2016/09/02 | Hsu Chia-yu

Muslim Leader Brings Succor to Taiwan’s ‘Stateless’ Children

‘Stateless’ children of Muslim mothers face a tough start in life in Taiwan. But one man is doing what he can to help them and their mothers. And so far he has done that without any government assistance.

2016/09/01 | Hsu Chia-yu

Same-Sex Couple Marriage Registration Rejected, Tsai's Commitment Questioned

Why should a married couple face a situation where the marital status of one spouse is reversed to ‘unmarried’ when she returns to her own country?

2016/08/30 | Hsu Chia-yu

China Clears Hangzhou Skies, Silences Critic Ahead of G20 Summit

China’s preparations for next week's G20 summit have involved hundreds of factories being shut down and the detention of at least one civil servant.

2016/08/24 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan PhD Graduates Face Growing Difficulties in Job Market

Taiwanese are learning the hard way that a PhD is no longer a guarantee to a successful career.

2016/08/24 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan-Designed Wearable Medical Device Poised to Help Diabetics Worldwide

An innovative wearable medical device designed by two Taiwanese students has the potential to help millions of diabetics around the world.

2016/08/23 | Hsu Chia-yu

Netizens Slam ROC Flag on 'Not Chinese Taipei' Football Shirt

Some Netizens are accusing fashion brand S.H In Taiwan of ignorance over a 'sensitive' political issue.

2016/08/17 | Hsu Chia-yu

Expelled HIV Student Wants to Return to University as Pressure on Government Mounts

'I thought of each day as a war.' Calls are mounting for the Taiwanese government to intervene in the case of a student who was expelled from a military university after he tested positive for HIV. The student just wants to complete his degree.

2016/08/16 | Hsu Chia-yu

Pro-Independence HK High School Students Hit Back After Government Warning

High school students are criticizing Hong Kong authorities after a crackdown on the increasingly popular independence movement.

2016/08/11 | Hsu Chia-yu

Ma Quizzed on Taiwan’s Capital, International Students Respond

'I was afraid that Ma would give some politically incorrect answers. If he did so, then we, the Chinese students, would probably have to do something to protest against it.'

2016/08/04 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan Flight Attendants Delisted From Union For Not Striking

Among the flight attendants who were taken off the union list are those who were working during President Tsai Ing-wen's first state visit.

2016/08/03 | Hsu Chia-yu

Efforts Underway to Clean-Up Animal Testing in Taiwan

Experts hope that labs with international accreditation will improve the quality of animal testing in Taiwan.

2016/08/02 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwanese Legislator Detained at Vietnam Airport

A Taiwanese legislator was held up by Vietnamese officials at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for nine hours. She was on her way a Formosa Plastics plant that has been blamed for causing serious pollution. Is this a sign of jitters for Taiwan's pivot to Southeast Asia?

2016/07/27 | Hsu Chia-yu

China’s Robotic Revolution: A Top Industrial Automation Country by 2020?

The Chinese government is working on adding more robots into China's manufacturing industry and boosting the number of domestically produced industrial robots by 2020.

2016/07/26 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan to Face Difficulties Investigating Party Assets, Lawyer Says

Hard to prove? After decades of campaigning and a marathon session in Taiwan’s parliament, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party finally passed a law to investigate the party assets that were allegedly illegally obtained during the Kuomintang’s 50 years in power. But one lawyer suggests the hard work may be just getting started.