Shih Yuan

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畢業於台北市立建安國小。現為文字工匠,知識的勞動者。

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2016/01/05 | Shih Yuan

Recent Language Learning Study Overthrows Right-Brain Dominant Myth

People used to think the right brain operates learning Chinese exclusively. However, a recent research points out that it may be a myth.

2015/11/26 | Shih Yuan

Minister of Education says National Health Insurance should be Provided for Mainland Chinese Students

The Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa says from an education point of view, all students coming from outside of Taiwan should be treated the same. Health insurance is provided for overseas Chinese students and foreign students in Taiwan, but not for those from Mainland China, which has led to some disputes on campus.

2016/01/13 | Shih Yuan

Amendments to Taiwan's Copyright Act; Playing CDs in Public might be Charged

Taiwan’s Copyright Act has not been overhauled since 1998. This year, the government is going to revamp the act and will call a public hearing in the coming days to catch up with the digital era.

2015/12/23 | Shih Yuan

2015 Noble Prize Laureate Says What University You Graduate From Isn't That Important

Kajita Takaaki says that his special quality is that he is very optimistic. Although Saitama University, from which he graduated, is not a top university in Japan, he still encourages the students that they can still conduct good research as long as they can find their own interests.

2015/10/23 | Shih Yuan

New Voluntary Guardian System in Taiwan States Guardians Do Not Need to be Blood Relatives

According to the existing guardian system, almost all guardians are children or relatives. The new system allows the elderly to choose their guardian when they are still sane. The candidates aren't limited to blood relatives and their rights and obligations are written in plain text, which may reduce family disputes and the burden of the society.

2015/08/19 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan National Health Insurance to Stop Covering Medicine Costs

The National Health Insurance Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced they will stop covering medication costs starting from September, as prices for certain medicine are higher than the reimbursement from the National Health Insurance (NHI).

2015/11/05 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan Slaughter Industry Will Allow Foreign Workers in December

The Ministry of Labor and the Council of Agriculture (COA) originally planned to bring in foreign workers for tea, fruits, mushrooms, orchids, slaughterhouses and livestock, but the meeting in June only agreed to allow foreign workers in slaughterhouses and other industries were rejected.

2016/02/02 | Shih Yuan

Wealthy Chinese Making UK Middle-class Unable to Afford Boarding School

Chinese students with wealthy backgrounds have caused the tuitions of the boarding schools (student ages ranging from 7 to 18) in the UK to rise dramatically, pricing out middle-class British families, which are no longer able to afford the skyrocketed fees.

2015/07/16 | Shih Yuan

Work Permit Application Procedure to be Simplified for Overseas Chinese Students

The Ministry of Labor believes overseas Chinese students who choose to stay and work in Taiwan have work-related knowledge, foreign language skills and other professional competence. They are also familiar with their own countries and the Taiwanese society, which complements Taiwanese college graduates.

2015/11/05 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan Will Complete Preparation for TPP by November 2016

Director-General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Jenni Yang says after the full text of the TPP was released, the government will compare the text with existing regulations in Taiwan. They will explain the gaps the government should deal with, assess TPP’s impact and provide each ministry with advice for amending laws.

2016/01/14 | Shih Yuan

Taiwanese K-pop Star Accused of Being Pro-Independent and Banned from Performing in China

South Korean media think that the controversy regarding the R.O.C. flag is sensitive between Taiwan and China. Maeil Business News Korea says, China, opposing Taiwan regarding politics, is more sensitive to Chou’s controversy because Taiwan’s presidential election is coming up. It is reported that JYP might face severe loss because China is the biggest market of K-pop.

2015/10/02 | Shih Yuan

Students Take Off Uniform Skirts for Rights to Wear Shorts

The students shouted, "Equal rights to men and women, shorts are innocent," and "There is no PE class today, but I want to wear sportswear." Students at the scene immediately recorded the incident with their smartphones and uploaded the video clips to Facebook.

2015/12/16 | Shih Yuan

Nobel Prize Laurate Suggests Taiwan to Levy Carbon Tax and Eliminate Nuclear Power

Lee Yuan-tseh says that Taiwan hasn't done much for carbon reduction, and levying carbon tax would be a feasible method. He believes in five years, the cost of solar power will be cheaper than coal or nuclear power.

2015/09/01 | Shih Yuan

Political Contributions in Taiwan; KMT Relying on Enterprises and DPP on Individuals

The KMT receives 80 percent of its political contributions from enterprises, which is around NT$ 130 million (approximately US$ 3.99 million). The DPP relies mostly on individual donations, which stand 73 percent, around NT$ 180 million (approximately US$ 5.53 million).

2015/11/11 | Shih Yuan

China to Implement Self-Examination System on Online Music Starting in 2016

The Chinese Ministry of Culture won’t censor online music, but will offer guidance for the companies regarding personnel training on self-examination. They will also perform random inspections on the implementation of the self-examination process. The new regulation also requires companies to establish blacklists to strengthen market inspection and a credible management system.

2016/02/27 | Shih Yuan

School Officials Threaten To Ban College Students From Campus For Posting Flyers On Chiang Kai-shek Statue

An university student group called for transitional justice regarding the 228 Incident by posting flyers all over a Chiang Kai-shek statue on campus. School officials tore down the posters and threatened to ban the students from campus.

2015/11/19 | Shih Yuan

Uber Suspension in Taiwan Cancelled; MOTC to Keep Appealing

The court thinks that the registered services of Uber include management consultancy, data processing service, electronic information supply service and third-party payment service, but doesn't include auto-transportation service. The Directorate General of Highways suspending Uber is beyond the regulation of the Highway Act, so the court cancelled the suspension. Yet, the case can still be appealed.