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2015/11/12 | Yang

Taiwan-US Research Team Announces Major Breakthrough in Cancer Spread

National Taiwan University Hospital's Breast Center Director Huang Jun-sheng says that most of the failed treatments result from the spread of the cancer to vital organs such as the brain, lung and liver. So far there is no possibility for patients suffering from metastasis to survive for a long time.

2015/10/30 | Yang

KMT Presidential Candidate says Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power Should Be Revised

Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.

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.

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.

2015/08/26 | Yang

Japanese AV Idol Provoking Controversy for being Printed on EasyCards

Some people have said on the Internet that the EasyCard Corporation made this decision to provoke controversy. Others feel unfair for Yui Hatano and believe preventing her from being the face of EasyCard is discriminating her identity and career.

2015/08/24 | Yang

Taiwan President Ma Will Not Abolish The Death Penalty

Ma says that a total of fifty people were executed in three years he served as the Minister of Justice and that, "The death penalty won't be abolished, but will be implemented carefully."

2015/07/21 | Yang

On Contact Lenses; Taipei Mayor says, 'The law isn't a reference‘

The Mayor of Taipei says the requirement of prescriptions for buying contact lenses was already issued in 1975, and since the Ministry of Health and Welfare has made a statement, the city government should follow through.

2015/08/06 | Yang

Taiwanese Invents Ecological Method of Paving Roads

The technology allows rainwater to flow into a water tank and lets it evaporate and radiate heat during warmer weather. This prevent floods and improves the urban heat island effect.

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.

2015/10/16 | Yang

Water Park Explosion Case Concluded and Event Organizer Charged

Prosecutors say that there wasn’t a breakdown of electric or lighting devices. Nine people were accused, but only the event organizer, Lu Chung-chi (also manager of Play Color Co.), was prosecuted for negligence that led to death and injury and offenses against public safety.

2015/07/30 | Yang

20-year-old Spokesperson of Curriculum Controversy Commits Suicide

The 20-year-old student of Juang Jing Vocational High School was arrested last week for breaking into Ministry of Education and was ruled a NT$ 20,000 (approximately US$ 600) bail by the court.

2015/11/25 | Yang

Taiwan Wins Championship in World Robot Olympiad 2015

Professor Soong Kai-tai points out what made the team stand out was their ability to make the robot's eyes and hands fully coordinated. Each movement was executed through the visual system, and the accuracy of the robot was easily affected by the lighting of the space and shadows. The team spent a lot of time overcoming these challenges.

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.

2015/11/08 | Yang

Overseas Taiwanese Students Issue Joint Statement Regarding Ma-Xi Meeting

Lin Fei-fan, leader of the Sunflower Student Movement, says that President Ma Ying-jeou can't represent the people of Taiwan and Taiwan is not a part of China. He also says it is important to let the world know that the Taiwanese are the only ones that can fix this.

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.