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2015/11/20 | Zou Chi
Alibaba Launches US$ 307 Million Fund for Taiwan Start-ups
Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai points out, executive chairman Jack Ma found out from talking to Taiwanese entrepreneurs that the common concern is a lack of young successors. In order to help young people build start-ups, Alibaba will give out NT$10 billion (approximately US$ 307 million) of venture funds.
2015/11/18 | Zou Chi
KMT Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate
Eric Chu says with his expertise in finance, he will be devoted to economic developments and more peaceful cross-strait relations. On the other hand, Wang Ju-hsuan will play the role in assuring people of all social levels can benefit from the economic developments, especially women, laborers and minority groups.
2015/11/17 | Zou Chi
Chinese Marriage Migrants Request Equal Rights For Their Children's Education
If the children of Chinese marriage migrants are not issued a long-term residential permit before turning 20, they will need to stop their studies and leave Taiwan. Spokesperson of the New Immigrants Labor Rights Association says this not only torture for the children to be separated from their parents, but also a threat to cross-strait families.
2015/11/16 | Zou Chi
DPP Presidential Candidate Announces Her Running Mate
Tsai Ing-wen has released her five innovative research and development plans, including the establishment of an Asia-Pacific biotechnology pharmaceutical R&D center. Chen Chien-jen's joining in the election might be interpreted as the biotechnology industry likely being the emphasis out of the five development plans.
2015/11/09 | Zou Chi
Jiaming Lake National Trail Will Be Closed For Three Months Next Year
Jiaming Lake is a renowned alpine lake in Taiwan that has long been a tourist attraction. Central News Agency reports, the hikers swarming in have trampled the trail into a flat barren terrain, shaving the lakeside bald. A senior tour guide of the Bunan tribe, Yu Jia-ming, indicates that the “Hero’s Slope” ought to be hiked in zigzags, but people prefer to take a straight path and the same routes, which weakens the landscape and makes it easy for the rain to erode.
2015/11/07 | Zou Chi
Ma-Xi: Ma Says He Couldn't Talk about the “One China, One Taiwan Principle” due to ROC Constitution
Ma pointed out that the reason he could not talk about the “two China principle,” the “one China, one Taiwan principle” or the "independence of Taiwan” in the meeting is the ROC Constitution does not allow him to do so and he was speaking as the President of the ROC.
2015/10/28 | Zou Chi
Taiwan President Calls For Including Chinese Students in the Health Insurance System
Ma pointed out that Taiwan regulations still have some limitations upon the Chinese students, and the students take these limitations as discrimination. For example, the Chinese students have no health insurance according to the current regulations. Ma asks if other foreign students can have health insurance, why can't the Chinese students?
2015/10/27 | Zou Chi
Taiwan Places Third in World’s Biggest Breakdancing Competition, BOTY
BOTY is now one of the world's oldest and the most influential breakdancing competitions, often referred to as the world cup of breakdancing. It was held in Braunschweig, Germany last weekend, and U-Taipei, representing Taiwan, advanced to the semi-finals and placed third in the competition.
2015/10/27 | Zou Chi
Will Taiwan be the Sixth Country to Recognize E-sports as an Official Sports? Sport Administration Shows Hesitation
The SA issued a press release clarifying that e-sports need to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee to become an official sport in Taiwan. The decision has aroused controversy. Lin Chung-chieh, commissioner of Taipei City Government's Department of Economic Development, says that from now on they will record meetings with the SA for evidence.
2015/10/26 | Zou Chi
Largest LGBTI Conference in Asia to be Held in Taipei
Ruth Baldacchino, ILGA co-secretary general, says that she hopes the Taiwanese government can draw a line between public opinions and the values of human rights and shouldn't let public opinions infringe human rights. Also, the government needs to keep focusing on preventing discrimination against homosexuals on campus and in workplaces.
2015/10/22 | Zou Chi
Chinese Tourists Only Bringing People and No Revenue to Taiwan?
Legislator Chen Ou-po says that the tourism industry has been overly dependent on Chinese tourists, but their average travel budget is only US$ 94. However, the average travel budget for Australian tourists is US$ 1,223, which means the expenses of one Australian tourist's equals to that of 13 Chinese tourists. Chen suggests that Taiwan should seek more tourists from other countries instead of relying on China.
2015/10/15 | Zou Chi
Smart Phones Will Be Allowed in Taiwan Obligatory Military Service
The Army Command Headquarters has given order that soldiers in the obligatory military service will be allowed to use smartphones in the camp starting from next month. Regarding this, retired soldiers of the obligatory military say that the Ministry of National Defense has been forced to allow the use of smart phones because they are already everywhere in the camp.
2015/10/15 | Zou Chi
New Bill Allowing Political and Military Investments in Taiwan Media Raises Concerns
Guan Zhong-xiang, associate professor at Chung Cheng University, says that the cable television industry is already open for foreign investments and if broadcast television is opened as well, there might be less locally produced programs and the industry will become a relaying platform for foreign television programs. Guan also fears that the new bill will grant the government power to manipulate public opinions.
2015/10/12 | Zou Chi
Taipei City to Establish Experimental Television and Film High School
Currently there are many communication departments in Taiwan colleges, but due to schools not being able to provide professional filmmaking equipment, the training the students receive in schools often does not meet practical needs.
2015/10/06 | Zou Chi
China to Slash 95% Chinese Tourists Visiting Taiwan before 2016 Presidential Election
Taipei Association of Travel Agents says that the Chinese government has informed the tourism bureaus in each city and province to decrease the amount of tourists to Taiwan from December 16 to January 15 next year. Not only will the amount of tourists be reduced by 95%, business tours to Taiwan will be fully stopped as well.
2015/10/06 | Zou Chi
KMT Presidential Candidate Will Not Withdraw from Election
Hung Hsiu-chu says she will reflect on herself but also stresses that she will stick to the original ambition and commitment she held when she decided to run in the election. She will neither accept any give-and-take bargaining nor bow to any unreasonable power.
2015/10/05 | Zou Chi
Taiwan Railways will Ban Selfie Sticks by the end of 2015
Given the length of selfie sticks, they might accidentally hook cables and cause electric shock, so the JR West Japan Railway Company and Shinkansen have banned the use of the sticks since September. TRA will also refer to JR-West and restrict the selfie sticks from going over the white line on the platform when in use.
2015/09/22 | Zou Chi
Taiwanese Police Disguised as Social Workers during Investigation Arouses Controversy
The police in Kaohsiung recently disguised themselves up as social workers and arrested 12 people, including a drug trafficking couple. This has angered netizens from the social service field and they criticize the police for taking advantage of the marginalized family's trust established by the dedication of the social workers, and worry this trust may collapse overnight.