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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.