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2016/03/29 | TNL 編輯
Human Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Hanging Murderers
As the decapitation of a toddler in Taiwan yesterday angers the public and heats discussion over the death penalty again, Amnesty International has denounced the execution of three men in Malaysia. The Malaysian judicial officials hanged three men to death only two days after informing their families, which was condemned by the Amnesty International for overlooking human rights and adequate process in the legal system.
2016/03/28 | TNL 編輯
Third Pakistan Terrorist Attack This Month Leaves at least 70 Killed
A suicide bomb was detonated in a public park in Pakistan on the evening of March 27, killing at least 70 people and leaving more than 300 injured. A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack, which is said to have targeted the Christian community. Since it was Easter, many Christian families were in the park celebrating the holiday. Many children and women were among the victims.
2016/03/28 | TNL 編輯
A Tsai-Xi Meeting? Debates Rise Among Uncertainty of Cross-strait Relations
After the Ma-Xi meeting last year, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with China’s president Xi Jinping. On March 23, both Tsai and Xi received invitations from Panama to attend their completing ceremony of the Panama Canal. Discussions have been raised about whether the leaders of both countries will meet.
2016/03/25 | TNL 編輯
Women Returning from US “Maternity Tours” Apply for Reimbursements up to NT$30 Million in Taiwan
As US authorities raided “maternity hotels” in South California earlier this month, a number of Taiwanese pregnant women were also found traveling to the US to give birth via agencies. The agencies have been found to fabricate medical prescriptions for these women to claim medical insurance reimbursements in Taiwan. Three people have been brought up on charges of fraud and forgery.
2016/03/25 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan Legislator Calls For Ban On After-Hour Messages
In the latest session of the Legislative Yuan, labor rights of being free from employers’ calls after working hours were promoted; however, the Minister of Labor still says they have little control over the operation of the companies, including protecting labor rights after hours.
2016/03/24 | TNL 編輯
Indonesian Migrant Workers Reported to be Joining IS
Head of the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers warns several countries, including Taiwan, to be highly alert since some workers have already been reported to be part of the Islamic State (IS).
2016/03/24 | TNL 編輯
[UPDATE] Apple Pay’s Destiny In Taiwan Remains Uncertain
People using Apple products have been expecting the introduction of Apple Pay in Taiwan; however, the implementation is still pending due to several obstacles.
2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯
Aung San Suu Kyi May Assume Multiple Posts in Myanmar Government
President-elect Htin Kyaw has nominated Aung San Suu Kyi for four cabinet posts, including minister of the president's office, foreign affairs, energy and education. She might end up assuming more than one post in the cabinet and become the de facto head of government to lead the country.
2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯
Latest Update: Explosions Strike Brussels, Claiming More Than 30 Lives So Far
Three explosions struck the Brussels airport and metro system on March 22, killing at least 34 people and leaving more than 200 people injured so far. Extremist militant group Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the bombings. Due to the attacks, the airport will remain closed indefinitely and the metro will be running a reduced service.
2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan Invites International Media to Visit Disputed South China Sea Island
Taiwan has insisted that Itu Aba Island, also known as Taiping Island, is qualified as an island instead of a rock. On March 23, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites multiple international media outlets to visit the island to promote Taiwan’s stance over the issue.
2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯
Top University in Taiwan Demands Fully English Courses to Attract Foreign Students
The new policy issued by National Chengchi University (NCCU) has angered professors and has been criticized widely since it demands new teachers to provide fully English courses.
2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan or Republic of China? Taiwan’s Democracy Brought Up In Roundtable Discussion In Europe
According to Taiwan Corner, this is the first time within the past three years that Taiwan’s democracy has been discussed formally in Europe.
2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯
Indonesian Vessel Opens Fire on Taiwan Fishing Boats
On March 21, two Taiwan fishing boats were fired upon while crossing the Malacca Strait. While the identity of the vessel that opened fire is still unclear, fishermen believe it is an official vessel of the Indonesian maritime force.
2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯
Taipei Mayor Proposes Making Up For Typhoon Day-Offs
The Department of Labor stated that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's proposal of making up cancelled work and school days due to typhoons on weekends conflicts with labor rights. However, many governmental departments are currently working on forming this new policy.
2016/03/21 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan Startup Ambidio Revolutionizing Audio Technology
Ambidio, a new cognitive audio technology startup founded by four Taiwanese, has developed a technology that can enhance the audio performance of just two speakers into that of a complete surround sound system. The company has garnered funding and support from multiple prominent international investors and the music and sound industry, including, Horizons Ventures, and Skywalker Sound.