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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2015/11/03 | Shih Yuan

ECCT Annual Report Calls for Taiwanese Companies to Relax Restrictions on Working Hours

Taiwan obviously lags behind in the Asia-Pacific region in attracting foreign talent and is facing a serious challenge in ensuring labor supply and retaining technical talents, not to mention the difficulties in maintaining short-term and mid-term economic growth and competitiveness. The report notes that despite regulations concerning the employment of expats have been loosened in recent years, some unreasonable restrictions still exist.

2015/08/10 | Shih Yuan

Six More Visa-free Countries for ROC Passport Holders

The places include India, Iran, Armenia, Qatar, Ivory Coast and Somalia, leading to a total amount of 148 visa-free countries for ROC passport holders.

2015/09/30 | Shih Yuan

80 Percent of Chinese Students are Satisfied with Studying and Living in Taiwan

The majority of Chinese students hold positive attitudes towards the education with 80.22% of them feeling satisfied with their studies and lives in Taiwan. But there are 85.99% that hope Chinese students can have the same rights as other foreign students regarding scholarships, health care and work permits.

2016/01/16 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan Canada Tax Agreement Signed

The deal expects to avoid double taxation and promote bilateral investments in the future while protecting the rights and interests of overseas Taiwanese in Canada starting from January 1, 2017.

2015/08/18 | Shih Yuan

Taipei City Joint Wedding Opens Up to Same-sex Couples

The second joint wedding in Taipei City this year is scheduled to be held on October 24 and will be the first time same-sex couples are allowed to attend.

2015/11/21 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan's Competitiveness Ranks High, But 85.6% People Still Rather Work Abroad?

91% of interviewees that have worked abroad say their salary was higher than their last job in Taiwan. In general, jobs overseas offer salaries that are 30% higher than what they can get in Taiwan. This shows a huge gap in salary standards inside and outside of Taiwan.

2015/12/01 | Shih Yuan

Five More Countries To Offer Taiwan Visa-Free or Visa-on-Arrival Access

Following countries, including Kazakhstan, that have given Taiwan visa-free or visa-on-arrival access starting in October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that five more countries have been added to Taiwan's list of visa-friendly countries.

2015/10/13 | Shih Yuan

Kaohsiung to Launch Shared Electric Car System Inspired by Paris

On October 13, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu signed a cooperation agreement with the promoter of the electric car sharing system, Bolloré Group, to welcome them to invest in Kaohsiung. She hopes that Kaohsiung can become the first city to develop a public electric car system in Taiwan.

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.

2015/11/02 | Shih Yuan

Ministry of Education to Dissolve or Integrate 160 Universities in Taiwan

Liu Qing-xu, secretary-general of The National Federation of Teachers Unions (NFTU), says funds invested by both the government and industries are far less than other countries. To improve the quality of universities, Taiwan needs to redefine the meaning of high-level education rather than just calculate the trivial costs of running a school or simply reduce number of schools.

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.