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2016/02/18 | 阿Ken
Taiwan and Japan In Dispute Over Fishing Grounds
After Taiwan and Japan signed the “Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement” in 2013, there have been disputes and complaints from fishermen from both sides. Recently, local fishery groups in Japan have asked the Taiwan-Japan fishing area to be narrowed, raising strong protest from the Suao Fishermen’s Association.
2016/02/04 | 阿Ken
HIV Patients Can Receive Organ Transplants Starting In March
Many developed countries such as the US, UK and Spain all permit HIV patients to receive organ transplants to increase their survival rate. Taiwan also plans to follow in these steps in March and aims to allow HIV patients to donate their organs to other HIV patients in the future.
2016/01/29 | 阿Ken
International Students Will Get To Extend Their Stay In Taiwan After Graduation
In order to attract more foreign talents to boost Taiwan's productivity and competitiveness, the Ministry of the Interior will give international and overseas Chinese students a year after graduating to stay and find a job in Taiwan.
2016/01/27 | 阿Ken
Shortage of Southeast Asian Language Teachers in Taiwan's New K-12 Education Policy
Taiwan’s new curriculum guidelines for its 12-year compulsory education will incorporate Southeast Asian languages into the required courses of local languages in elementary schools. But now the island is significantly short of Cambodian, Filipino and Malaysian teachers.
2016/01/27 | 阿Ken
Taiwan President’s Visit to South China Sea Island Faces International Criticism
On January 28, President Ma Ying-jeou will visit Itu Aba Island in the South China Sea, also known as Taiping Island in Taiwan. The US is disappointed by the trip and says it is extremely unhelpful to the sensitive situation in the area. Vietnam’s representative in Taiwan also strongly protests against Ma’s trip.
2016/01/26 | 阿Ken
UK Grants Qualified Taiwanese Express Customs Clearance
After passing the UK's verification and becoming a RTS program member, one can enter the UK through a UK/EU entry lane or an ePassport-gate in airports with a chip (biometric) passport. Users no longer need to fill in landing cards, consult with immigration officials or have their fingerprints taken at the gate.
2016/01/21 | 阿Ken
Chinese Netizens Bombard Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook Page
Chinese netizens organized a campaign to breach China’s Great Firewall on January 20. They did not just leave “anti-Taiwan independence” messages, but some also said they leap over the firewall occasionally because they care about the real world.
2016/01/19 | 阿Ken
New Outlook on Cross-strait Agreements After Presidential Election
Voices from various industries call for a new cabinet to link up the Cross-Strait Goods Trade Agreement, while DPP holds a conservative attitude and asks the current government to continue performing their duties.
2016/01/15 | 阿Ken
Former US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit after Taiwan Elections
Regarding cross-strait relations after Taiwan’s presidential election, United States Department of State announced that the Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken is going to visit China and the US will also send former Deputy Secretary William Burns to Taiwan, where he will meet President Ma to communicate messages from the US to Taiwan and China.
2016/01/12 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Initiates eVisa Program
The eVisa system will allow eligible foreigners from countries not included in Taiwan’s visa waiver program to apply for an eVisa on a convenient one-window online platform, which combines three application procedures.
2016/01/11 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Government Launches Website and LINE Account for New Immigrants
The number of new immigrants has been increasing in Taiwan. How is the government attending to their needs?
2016/01/05 | 阿Ken
Survey Shows Many Chinese Students in Taiwan Don't Think Taiwan Has A Democratic System
Among the foreign students surveyed, most consider staying in Taiwan for future plans and a large number agree they enjoy freedom of speech here. Yet less than half of the Chinese students surveyed think there is a democratic system in Taiwan.
2015/12/10 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Ranks First in 2015’s Global Evaluation on Open Data Index
UK's Open Knowledge Foundation surveyed 122 regions worldwide and made evaluations according to 13 criteria. Taiwan's rankings in governmental budget, national statistics, legal regulations, election results, geographic map data, pollution and emission, company registration and governmental spending have made great progress.
2015/12/09 | 阿Ken
Migrant Workers Call for Justice in Working as Long-Term Caretakers
For both family members and foreign caretakers, they work 14 hours a day, which lasts for an average of 10 years. In a long run, this is an enormous pressure both mentally and physically. However, the government and society do not see their plight.
2015/11/25 | 阿Ken
ROC Flag Seen in Latest IS Promotion Video
President Ma Ying-jeou says regarding the conflict in Syria, Taiwan has provided refugees with 350 prefabricated houses and medical assistance in the past. Ma also says he will request relative national security units to remain highly alert and take necessary measures.
2015/11/16 | 阿Ken
KMT Leaders Propose Congress Reformation Which Has Been Requestion by the DPP 851 Times
Zhang Hong-lin, CEO of the CCW, points out that those who blocked the bills are mostly KMT legislators, including Wang Jin-ping, Hung Shiu-chu and the Whip Fei Hung-tai. They have all refused to sign the pledge to show their commitment to reforming congress.
2015/11/03 | 阿Ken
US Congress Supports Taiwan's Participation in Interpol
This is the third time the US Congress has called on the administration department to obtain observer status for Taiwan in international organizations, including WHA (World Health Assembly) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
2015/10/28 | 阿Ken
Taiwanese High Schools Offering Southeast Asian Languages Courses Due To High Demand
At first, the schools only opened courses for European, Japanese and Korean languages, but with the surge in the number of immigrants from Southeast Asia and their second generations, as well as Southeast Asia's rapid economic development, more high schools have started to offer courses for Southeast Asian languages.