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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.

2015/10/27 | 阿Ken

Taiwan National Defense Report Says The PRC Will Complete Armed Forces Against Taiwan by 2020

According to the 2015 National Defense Report, despite the fact that cross-strait relations have improved and the PRC claims to settle cross-strait issues through peaceful means, the PRC still continues to strengthen military forces against Taiwan, showing their ambition of claiming Taiwan has not changed. It is said that the PRC will be ready to annex Taiwan by 2020.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

KMT Presidential Candidate Plans to Turn Taichung into Capital of Taiwan

KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu says he will integrate Taichung City and Taichung County through road construction and urban planning to turn the region into Taiwan's capital. He also emphasizes that he will boost cross-strait economy to create a win-win situation if elected.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

Event Organizer of Water Park Explosion Says KMT Presidential Candidate Is Lying

Lu held a press conference on October 22, arguing that the prosecutors had not gone after the New Taipei City Government and also criticized Eric Chu, KMT 2016 presidential candidate, of claiming that the government did not know anything in advance. Lu indicated that Chu was lying and shirking responsibility.

2015/10/22 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Plans to Build Solar Power Station in Saudi Arabia

Taipower Chairman Huang Jung-chiou says that the cooperation between Taipower and Saudi Arabia will be a benchmark for the Ministry of Economic Affairs to strengthen the structure of exports in Taiwan, as well as to raise the gross profit margin.

2015/10/18 | 阿Ken

HSBC Survey Ranks Taiwan as 8th Best Country for Expats

HSBC Bank’s 2015 Expat Explorer Survey shows that Singapore ranks first as the world's best destination for expats while Taiwan ranks eighth. One of the reasons Singapore ranked first in the survey is that they have lower tax rates compared to the US. For Chinese communities, Singapore also offers the potential advantages of having a similar culture.

2015/10/18 | 阿Ken

China's Investment in British Nuclear Power Plant Worries British Military

A British national defense official says the military is "very worried" about China's participation in the construction of nuclear power plants, and that the Chinese might take the chance to hack the computer system and add traps or loopholes to take control over the nuclear power plants.

2015/10/18 | 阿Ken

The Untold Stories of Taiwan-born Japanese During WWII

Wansei refer to Taiwan-born Japanese during the Japanese colonial period, including the children born to Japanese-Taiwanese couples. In 1946, Japan was defeated and the Wansei, who were repatriated to Japan, became permanent strangers. They had to start a new life in Japan with nothing but discrimination. People said they were losers of the war with epidemic diseases and even disapproved of their Japanese accent. Despite all of this, the Wansei still harbor special feelings towards Taiwan and regard it to be their hometown.

2015/10/08 | 阿Ken

China Buying the UK Piece by Piece

"Owned by China" is replacing "Made in China" in the UK market today. For example, China has already bought 9% of the Thames Water Utilities, 10% of the Heathrow Airport, 60% of Weetabix, 89% of House of Fraser, 80% of EDF and all of PizzaExpress. The British are probably unaware of these purchases.

2015/10/08 | 阿Ken

Biggest Farce in Taiwan Elections? What People Are Saying About KMT's Intention to Replace Presidential Candidate

After the KMT held an extempore party congress on October 7, the removal of KMT presidential candidate Hung Shiu-chu is about to reach a verdict. Chairman Chu Li-luan (also known as Eric Chu) points out the gap between Hung's cross-strait policies and those of the KMT. Hung doesn't agree with Chu's statement and hopes that the party can hold an inside discussion.

2015/10/07 | 阿Ken

39 Banks in Taiwan Might Be Asking Employees To Work Illegal Overtime Hours

According to the results from the Taipei City Department of Labor's inspection on working conditions in the banking industry, among 32 banks, 97% did not comply to regulations regarding payments of working overtime, 69% were beyond legal overtime hours and 56% failed to hold labor-management meetings according to regulations. The fine is estimated to be about NT$ 9 million (approximately US$ 270 thousand).

2015/10/01 | 阿Ken

Gogoro Releases Gogoro Lite for Half the Price of the Original Smartscooter

Gogoro Lite means to develop the market rapidly and set a competitive price against motor scooters that run on fuel. The scooters will be priced starting from NT$ 62,000 (approximately US$ 1,890) with government subsidy.