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Vaping Kills? Differences Between Smoking and Vaping

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Hundreds of fallen sick from vaping in the U.S. this summer and New York has just become the first state to ban e-cigarettes. But in Taiwan, e-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products were never legalized.

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Taiwanese Tourists Newly Welcomed into 'Mysterious' North Korea

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A North Korean travel agency has partnered with Taiwanese proprietors to offer new travel opportunities to prospective Taiwanese visitors.

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Hong Kong Denies Passports With “Republic Of Taiwan” Stickers

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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.

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Chiang Kai-shek Among Top Nine Killers in the 20th Century and Responsible for the 228 Incident?

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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.

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President Ma Ying-jeou Says Taiwan Must Join Economic Partnerships

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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.

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Taiwan Researchers Prove Slightest Amount of Pesticide Harms Bees

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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.

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US$595 Million Taiwan National Research Project Retracted due to Multiple Plagiarism

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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.

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Taiwan Fifth Graders Win Gold Medal for Inventing Automatic Selfie Stick

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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.

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THSRC Employees Owed NT$500 Million Overtime Pay and Request Leaves on Chinese Lunar New Year

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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.

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Universities in China Offering Doubled Salaries to Attract Taiwanese Professors

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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.

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