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2015/11/24 | Yang

Former Taiwan Representative to France Impresses the French with Taiwanese Glove Puppetry

Taiwan's former representative to France, Lu Qing-lon (Michel Lu), says, "You don't need to remember Ambassador Lu. But after you see and hear my speech and performance, I guarantee that you will remember that this is Taiwan."

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.

2015/10/12 | Yang

New Food Safety Regulations in Taiwan: Chocolate Might Not Be Chocolate Anymore

A large variety of products are named as chocolate, but most of them consist of flavorings, food coloring and other chemical raw materials. Chocolatiers estimate that the cocoa percentage in most chocolate products in Taiwan accounts for less than 1%, meaning the majority of chocolate products need to change their names.

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.

2015/10/07 | Yang

Airbnb Proposes to be Legalized in Taiwan

Airbnb has promised to pay taxes and provide tenant insurance, which meets the initial requirements of the Executive Yuan. The travel and B&B industries also welcome Airbnb to come to Taiwan for further development.

2015/08/03 | Yang

Taiwan President Says Former President Should Apologize for His Diaoyu Islands Argument

President Ma says, "As the president of R.O.C., defending the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands and piscary is my vocation."

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.

2015/10/26 | Yang

Taiwanese Afraid To Retire Unless They Have NT$10 Million Saved

Although over half of the people depend on government pension to cope with their living expenditure after retirement, people do not trust the management of the government. The survey finds that 64% of people worry Greece's financial crisis will occur in Taiwan due to the excessive welfare subsidies.

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.

2015/09/01 | Yang

Taiwan's ETC Wins International Award for Customer Service & Marketing Outreach

The Taiwan Highway Electronic Toll Collection System has won the award for Customer Service & Marketing Outreach of IBTTA with its near-perfect accuracy rate of traffic volume and success rate of collecting fees. The system beat other participating countries in Europe and America and was awarded what is known as "the Oscar of the toll collection industry."

2015/08/13 | Yang

Over 80 Percent Taiwanese are Satisfied with Their Current Living Conditions

Many workers face problems such as low wages, long working hours, poor working conditions and so on, therefore the satisfaction rate of Ma's government reaching a peak seems odd.

2015/09/14 | Yang

Taipei Mayor Ko Says A Definite Party Alternation in 2016

Ma's government ran the office inappropriately, which resulted in failure of democracy and accumulation of people’s complaints. This led to the outbreak of the Sunflower Movement. The difference between former president Lee Teng-hui and Ma is the latter was unable to guide the power of the people and resolve the issue.

2015/09/17 | Yang

Alishan Forest Railway Reopening After Six Years of Suspension

Alishan Forest Railway has been suspended ever since the Typhoon Morakot devastated southern Taiwan in 2009. After six years of reconstruction and restoration, the train finally entered the testing stage for reopening on September 15.

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.

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.

2015/09/15 | Yang

The KMT Reflects on Its Current and Future Direction

Legislator Lin Yu-fang suggests that KMT high-level leaders meet up and says, “You can argue, just don’t throw fists. Close the door and have a heart-to-heart. It’s okay to burst into tears.”

2015/09/16 | Yang

The US Has Three Noes for Taiwan's 2016 Presidential Election

Former White House National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs Michael J. Green says that Washington D.C. and Taiwan should each have "three Noes." Taiwan's three noes are no surprises, no change of the status quo, and no free rides for the new government.

2015/08/17 | Yang

President Ma Says Taiwan Might Be The Only Country That Believes Comfort Women Weren't Forced

There have been recent voices in Taiwan saying some of the comfort women were voluntary, which sparked a heated debate. Ma says the CNN website mentions Taiwan might be the only country that doesn’t believe the comfort women were forced.