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2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯

Obama Announces New Proposal to Fight Gun Violence

There are more than 30,000 deaths from gun violence each year, and more than 20,000 children under 18 have died from firearms in the last decade in the US. The debate on the gun control issue has therefore become fiercer in the American society.

2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯

Tension Rises in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been involved in the proxy wars in Syria and Yemen. With the growing power of the Islamic State, the two counties’ hostility may build a more complicated situation in the region.

2015/12/31 | TNL 編輯

Post Offices Closing Down Around The World; Taipei Mayor Calls To Follow

Post offices are facing the challenge of transformation and reconstruction as new ways of transportation are threatening traditional postal services. Bloomberg reports, many countries have closed as many of their brick-and-mortar post offices as possible, moving these services into gas stations and convenience stores.

2015/12/25 | TNL 編輯

Workers Are Scrambling to Finish Construction of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum

During his presidential campaign, President Ma Ying-jeou said the branch would be opened at the end of April in 2012. He said the construction would be listed in the “I-Taiwan 12 Projects.” However, he failed to realize this promise. Ma said again this March that the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum in Chiayi would be open for a trial operation on December 28. To realize his words, construction workers are scrambling and working 24 hours a day.

2015/12/17 | TNL 編輯

Research Shows Third-Hand Smoke May Harm Reading Abilities

More than half of the smokers think that as long as they do not smoke in front of their children, the smoke will not affect them. However, this is a false conception.

2015/12/14 | TNL 編輯

Survey Shows Taiwanese Young Adults Are Most Concerned About Food Safety Issues

Chen Li-ru, CEO of the Child Welfare League Foundation, says that currently most of the presidential candidates are in favor of the grown-ups' opinions. She hopes the government can revise the minimum voting age to 18 years old so that the voices of young adults can be heard.

2015/12/11 | TNL 編輯

EU Issues Warning and Taiwan to Increase Fine for Illegal Fishing

If Taiwan has not made improvements before the deadline, the European Commission will warn Taiwan with a red card and prohibit the import of Taiwanese fishery products to European countries. It is estimated that it will lead to NT$ 520 million (approximately US$ 15.9 million) worth of damages.

2015/12/07 | TNL 編輯

Lung Cancer Cases Increasing in Taiwan and Medical Community Calls On People to Demonstrate against Air Pollution

Li Wu-po, supervisor of Changhua medical Alliance for Public Affairs, says that according to latest statistics issued by the Health Promotion Administration, lung cancer has been the top cause of death for five consecutive years and 9,167 people nationwide died of lung cancer last year. He notes that the population growth rate in Taiwan within these 30 years accounts for 28%, but the growth rate of lung cancer has gone up to 131%.

2015/12/03 | TNL 編輯

2017 University Games Athletes’ Village Will Become Social Housing for Young Adults and Vulnerable Groups

New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou You-yi says that constructions in Linkou have been developing rapidly. Linkou is now the fastest growing city in Taiwan by population. After the public housing is initiated, it could provide living spaces for more than 10,000 people.

2015/11/30 | TNL 編輯

Owing Aboriginals Too Much? DPP Presidential Candidate Will Apologize To The People if Elected

Tsai Ing-wen said that the aboriginal policies announced on August 1 this year were also the first policies announced in the 2016 presidential election. This shows her respect and affirmation towards the original owners of the island and her determination to solve related issues.

2015/11/29 | TNL 編輯

Too Many Tourists? Admission Fees for Kenting National Park will Increase Next Year

In order to sustain the environment and increase profits, Kenting National Park has decided to implement a new pricing system to help balance supply and demand. Admission fees will be charged at six attractions, including Mobitou Park and Guanshan, which were originally free, and ticket fares will also be adjusted at other places within the park.

2015/11/09 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Flight Attendants Protest Against Labor Exploitation

According to the Aircraft Flight Operation Regulation (AOR), if the cabin crew spends an hour on in-flight rest, the flight duty period can be extended to 20 hours, and if they spend over three hours staying in a hotel after landing, the flight duty period can be automatically extended to 24 hours.

2015/09/30 | TNL 編輯

Injustice in Educational Subsidy for Taiwanese Aboriginal Students?

Aboriginal students studying in private schools have heavier economic burdens than those who go to public schools. They have to pay an extra amount of about NT$ 25,000 (approximately US$ 750) for tuition compared with the ones that attend public schools. This also threatens the education rights of aboriginal students who already have relatively less educational and economic resources.

2015/09/22 | TNL 編輯

Tsai Ing-wen's Energy Policy for Taiwan

Tsai says that she hopes the KMT can face the facts and do not ignore the real calculation of the cost of nuclear power just to advocate the energy source. The KMT should note how much risk nuclear disaster might bring to the Taiwanese society because these are all unbearable for Taipower itself.

2015/08/26 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan is Second Freest Country in Asia and Hong Kong First

Hong Kong is unique in the way that it long enjoyed high levels of not only economic freedom but also personal liberty and income without transitioning to democracy. The territory’s close adherence to the policies and institutions it inherited from the British, including the rule of law, explains the stability of its governing system.

2015/08/19 | TNL 編輯

EVA Air Says Unenthusiastic Employees May Resign

Flight attendants of EVA Air are dissatisfied about their working schedules, but the company sent out resigning application saying, "Flight attendants who do not show their devotion can choose to leave."