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2018/08/01 | Yang
Taiwanese Tourists Newly Welcomed into 'Mysterious' North Korea
A North Korean travel agency has partnered with Taiwanese proprietors to offer new travel opportunities to prospective Taiwanese visitors.
2016/02/28 | Yang
Hong Kong Denies Passports With “Republic Of Taiwan” Stickers
The passport sticker that replaces the ROC symbol with a “Republic of Taiwan” image has been rejected by customs in Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. However the stickers have been considered valid in most Western countries.
2016/02/25 | Yang
Chiang Kai-shek Among Top Nine Killers in the 20th Century and Responsible for the 228 Incident?
The February 28 Incident (228) in 1947 was a turning point for the development of democracy in Taiwan. Back then, the government violently suppressed a conflict between the people and the police, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. With the 69th anniversary of the tragedy coming up this Sunday, some have brought up that Chiang Kai-shek, often recognized as the “founding father” of the Republic of China (ROC), was most responsible for the incident.
2016/01/21 | Yang
President Ma Ying-jeou Says Taiwan Must Join Economic Partnerships
Ma says it’s important for Taiwan to take similar actions to sign trade agreements, which is becoming a world economy trend, especially during these times when the function of WTO is weakening and many countries are signing bilateral trade agreements.
2016/01/20 | Yang
Taiwan Researchers Prove Slightest Amount of Pesticide Harms Bees
Human lives relate closely to bees, and over a third of our crops rely on bee pollination to survive. But in recent years, many parts of the world have seen a large number of bees disappear from the ecosystem.
2016/01/13 | Yang
US$595 Million Taiwan National Research Project Retracted due to Multiple Plagiarism
Taiwan government's over-emphasis on producing more papers on Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) has resulted in issues where researchers often strive for quick success and instant benefits instead of making long-term plans.
2016/01/12 | Yang
Taiwan Fifth Graders Win Gold Medal for Inventing Automatic Selfie Stick
It takes both hands to expand a traditional selfie stick, which becomes very inconvenient when holding other things. The inconvenience inspired the students' idea of incorporating the feature of automatic umbrellas into traditional selfie sticks.
2016/01/09 | Yang
THSRC Employees Owed NT$500 Million Overtime Pay and Request Leaves on Chinese Lunar New Year
According to the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Workers' Union, the THSRC has never paid overtime on national holidays and owe its employees a total of NT$500 million (approximately US$15 million) overtime pay. So far the debts have been ignored by the THSRC.
2016/01/08 | Yang
Universities in China Offering Doubled Salaries to Attract Taiwanese Professors
The emergence of universities in Taiwan and low fertility have led to many universities’ transition, merger and shutting down. The oversupply of teachers has compelled schools to reduce teachers’ salaries. This results in universities in China paying higher salaries to attract Taiwanese talented teachers.
2016/01/06 | Yang
Connecting Flight Policy between Taiwan and China to Launch
The Ma-Xi meeting has made a breakthrough in past negotiations regarding flight-transferring issues between China and Taiwan. According to analysis, great business opportunities in the aviation and tourism industry will appear after implementation of the connecting flight policy.
2016/01/06 | Yang
Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Heading to Beijing for Economic Cooperation Talk
Different from past presidential elections, this time China is offering Taiwan two significant gifts other than creating an ambience of temporary standoff right before the election.
2016/01/04 | Yang
Taiwan Public Universities Merging and Students Protesting Due To Confidential Signing of Memorandum
To deal with declining birthrate, seven public universities will merge and recruit together in the new semester. Yang-Ming University and Chiao Tung University are merging based on their respective professions in the biomedicine and IT fields, yet the under-the-table signing of the memorandum has led to students protesting.
2015/12/30 | Yang
Cross-Strait Hotline Officially Launches
Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Hsia Li-yan says that this hotline is the concrete result from the meeting between the cross-strait leaders. He hopes that through this hotline, the communication between Taipei and Beijing can become smoother in terms of emergencies and other important issues.
2015/12/29 | Yang
Japan and South Korea to Resolve Comfort Women Issue, What About Taiwan?
The Japanese government will provide a JPY one billion (approximately US$8.3 million) fund for South Korea and both of countries agree to put the comfort woman issue to an end. But Japan has not made any statement regarding the Taiwanese comfort women.
2015/12/26 | Yang
JPY One Billion Fund Might Resolve Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Issue
Japanese government hopes to put an end to the comfort women issue and that South Korea will never bring up the issue again. Meanwhile, it also asked to remove the comfort women statue in front of its embassy in Seoul and to promise to stop setting up statues of comfort women in the US.
2015/12/25 | Yang
Thirteenth Negotiation for Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Postponed
Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji says that negotiations on agriculture give Taiwan a lot of opportunities. Thai edamame beans exported to China are not charged tariff, but Taiwanese ones are charged a 6% tariff while orchids are also charged a 12% tariff. However, after Taiwan joins the TPP, highly competitive local products will have more influence if no tariff is charged.
2015/12/01 | Yang
Will the Increase in Maximum of Chinese Tourists to Taiwan Affect Quality of Domestic Tourism? Legislator Says No
On November 30, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced the new tourism policy at congress. Legislators questioned the Minster of Transportation and Communications, Chen Jian-Yu, that the ministry promised to regulate the total number of Chinese tourists, but recently it declared to adjust the maximum number of these tourists per day, which may have a major impact on the domestic tourism industry.
2015/11/30 | Yang
Company Executives of Food Safety Scandal Ruled Not Guilty
The prosecutor points out that according to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, the food manufacturers should label the source of its materials, yet the court legalized the food processing procedures because the products meet the safety standards. The prosecutor believes the judge clearly violated the purpose of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.