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Too Many Tourists? Japan To Launch Preclearance Facilities in Taiwan

Sid Weng

With the increase of Japan’s inbound visitors, the Japanese government plans to open preclearance facilities in several countries, including Taiwan, which ranks third in the number of tourists visiting Japan.


Celebrating Christmas in Brunei May Lead to Five Years in Jail

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Brunei introduced its ban on Christmas last year over fear that celebrating it excessively and openly could lead its Muslim population astray. Local Islamic religious leaders have promoted the ban, warning that celebrating Christmas is tantamount to imitation of another faith and is prohibited in some interpretations of Islam.


Taiwan Welcomes Ten Millionth Visitor and Becomes Ninth Most Visited Country in Asia

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Taiwan's visitor expenditures grow annually and the island ranked number 24 in visitor expenditures in the world in 2014. This has attracted international hotel chains to invest up to NT$ 354.5 billion (approximately US$ 10.7 billion) in the local hotel industry from 2008 to 2016.


Taipei MRT Introducing New Coding System for Foreigners

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The new Taipei MRT signs will mark each station with the acronym of the color of the MRT line along with a number. If the station is at the intersection of two metro lines, it will have two numbers. Take Taipei Main Station for example; it is on the intersection of Tamsui-Xinyi Line (red line) and Bannan Line (blue line) so it will be labeled as R10 and BL12.

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2015 Freedom on the Net Report Shows China Offers Internet Users Least Freedom

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Freedom House has been rating the degree of Internet freedom from 2011. Iran has placed last in the last four reports, but this year China has surpassed Iran and is now the country that offers least freedom on the Net.

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Japan Displeased with Inclusion of the Nanjing Massacre in the Memory of the World by UNESCO

Sid Weng

During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.


South Korea Forcing Schools to Use Government-Issued History Textbooks

Sid Weng

Opposing parties, students and scholars have criticized the government for distorting the history of South Korea, accusing the government for being against the democracy. More than 60 thousand professors disapprove the government's actions, along with dozens of university students, labor unions and religious and social movement organizations. Many citizens and student groups have taken to the streets and were driven away by the police.

China's first lady Madame Peng Liyuan, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama wave at the White House in Washington

Asians to be Largest Immigrant Population in the US Forty Years from Now

Sid Weng

Starting from 2011, another big transformation began in the structure of the immigrant population. Those coming from Asia, especially India and China, already exceeded those from Latin America.

World Air Quality Index

How Polluted is the Air Today? Check Out the Real-time Air Pollution Map

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Through the map, people can learn about the current air pollution situation in their location to consider whether to go out for a run or to take protective measures. On the other hand, it can also urge local governments to take action to reduce air pollution before it turns severe.

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