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2016/01/29 | Kenzo
Taiwan Medical Community Concerned About The Medical Payment Reformation
The health care system in Taiwan is a worldwide research topic, and the recent medical payment reformation within the system has led to criticism from the medical community.
2016/01/26 | Kenzo
Taoyuan Airport MRT Express to Launch in March Under Loosened Standards
If the contractor keeps failing to fulfill the requirements unrelated to the system’s stability and safety, such as travel time and interval time, the government will consider launching the system first and making improvements along the way.
2016/01/25 | Kenzo
Feminists Calling For Female Candidates For Presidents of the Legislative Yuan
After the 2016 elections, Taiwan not only elected the country’s first female president, but also a parliament consisting of 38.1% female members. Feminist groups, therefore, call for the DPP to consider female candidates for president and vice-president of the Legislative Yuan.
2016/01/17 | Kenzo
Eight Firsts in the 2016 Taiwan Elections
The 2016 Taiwan presidential and legislative elections have set a number of records. What's worth noting is the turnout rate of this election set a record low at 70% and it is also the first time a presidential candidate was replaced.
2015/12/30 | Kenzo
Limited Hunting to be Allowed for Aboriginals during Tribal Ceremonies
Minister of the Interior, Chen Wei-zen, says they are currently discussing to allow aboriginals to hunt limited non-endangered animals during tribal ceremonies. Chen stresses that he hopes the aboriginal hunting culture will be preserved through legal means and respect.
2015/12/28 | Kenzo
Taiwan Hospitals Overcrowded; Medical Reformation Groups Call for New Systems
Zhang Ke-shi, Secretary-General of TCHA points out that currently the hospitals are overcrowded while almost half of the local clinics have shut down. He says that medical centers were meant for patients in need of critical care, but now the system is almost paralyzed because people are used to coming in for minor illnesses. This not only increases the medical staff's workload, but the doctors are also forced to cut back their teaching and research time.
2015/12/27 | Kenzo
China Might Deport French Journalist for Article on China's Race Policy
French journalist of L'Obs magazine, Ursula Gauthier, which was published on November 18, accused the Chinese authorities of using the Paris attacks to justify the repression in Xinjiang. She believes the reason Beijing claims to stand with Paris is to win international support to justify crackdowns on the Uighur people.
2015/12/24 | Kenzo
Exposure to PM2.5 Led to over 6,000 Deaths in Taiwan Last Year
According to the latest research from the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University (NTU), PM2.5 particles will not only increase risk of pulmonary tuberculosis, but also increase death threats of chronic diseases. It is estimated that over 6,000 people died from the exposure of PM2.5 last year.
2015/12/23 | Kenzo
Male Police Officer Dismissed For Wearing Long Hair Draws Criticism in Taiwan
Deputy Secretary General of Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) Shi Yi-xiang points out that the National Police Agency (NPA) does not care about wearing long hair or not. The NPA is worried that once they give in and set a precedent, the police will start questioning the value of their superiors' commands.
2015/12/21 | Kenzo
Taipei Mayor Reflects on The Past Year
Ko says, each of his policies makes his supporting rate drop, such as charging off-street parking fee, canceling the rule of using YouBike for free during the first 30 minutes and canceling gift money for the elderly on a traditional holiday that celebrates the spirit of respecting the elderly. Ko says he will not lose the courage to do what he should do even if it will make his supporting rate decline.
2015/12/21 | Kenzo
Chinese State-Backed Hacker Group Attacks The DPP and Taiwanese Media
FireEye's report also mentions that APT16 has not only sent phishing e-mails with the subject line, "DPP’s Contact Information Update," to Taiwanese media, but also infiltrated e-mails of the DPP staff, changing security protocols and writing messages spoofing the account holders. About 50 party staff members have been hacked.
2015/12/14 | Kenzo
Global Warming Alert: Two Degrees Celsius More and Taiwan Might Be Flooded
According to Climate Central's latest report, if the temperature rises 2 degrees Celsius, the land subsidence of Taiwan's coastal areas will become more severe. If it rises 4 degrees Celsius, places including Taipei and the western coastal areas will be flooded.
2015/12/14 | Kenzo
Illegal Daily Rental Apartments Taking Over Taipei
The Department of Information and Tourism of the Taipei City Government has already requested websites, like Airbnb, with rooms that don't have hotel license numbers to take the rooms off their websites. Regarding this, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je believes the illegal apartments have appeared because there are no cheap hotels in Taipei.
2015/12/09 | Kenzo
Japanese Media Says Taiwan Tourists Are Lowering Voices in Public in Fear of Being Mistaken for Chinese
The report points out that recently the Taiwanese tourists in Japan have been more quiet and low-key. It also mentions that the feeling of not wanting to be mistaken for Chinese people in the Taiwanese society has grown after the Ma-Xi meeting in Singapore.
2015/12/07 | Kenzo
Taiwan Will Allow Non-Physicians to Become Forensic Physicians
Cai Ming-zhong, general secretary of the Taiwan Medical Association, says forensic science involves professional skills, so related actions should not be done by those who are not qualified as doctors or do not have clinical experience.
2015/12/07 | Kenzo
Languages of Immigrants in Taiwan Will Become Compulsory Classes in Elementary Schools
To help retain the language abilities of the second generation of immigrants, Wu says that the curriculum guideline of 2018 stipulates that elementary school students have to attend related courses, including Taiwanese, Hakka, aboriginal language, as well as languages of immigrants. Junior high school students can select whichever mother tongue they want to learn, and the school has to offer the course as long as a student enrolls.
2015/12/04 | Kenzo
Aborigine Sentenced Three Years for Hunting in the Mountains
A Bunun clergyman points out that aboriginals hunting and eating food from the mountains is part of their traditional culture, therefore the government should not punish aborigines for hunting on days that aren’t tribal ceremonies.
2015/12/02 | Kenzo
Taiwan Government Loosens Restrictions on Expats to Attract Foreign Talents
Liu Chia-chun, director general of the Workforce Development Agency, says that the overall labor force in Taiwan has been decreasing, and each year 20,000 to 30,000 white-collar workers move out. Facing the loss of professionals and lack of basic labor force, Liu hopes that foreign professionals will stay if limitations are relaxed.