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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.

2016/01/06 | 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.

2015/11/18 | Yang

PFP Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate

James Soong says the reason he chose Xu is to form a coalition government and stop putting personal or partisan interests ahead of national interests. He wants to call an end to controversies among the parties and find back a mutual ideal. Soong says there are talents in every party, but they need to be integrated.

2015/09/22 | Yang

PFP Criticizes Single Women Presidential Candidates for Not Understanding Family Needs

Lin Jing-yi, the director of the DPP Sisterhood, says that single women are unlucky to live in Taiwan. Bosses will say, "You don't need to take care of the children," when single women are working overtime. They also have the responsibility to take care of the sick elders in the family because, "You don't have a family." When the country is facing the crisis of low fertility rate, single women are blamed for the national security crisis.

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.

2015/12/26 | 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.

2015/11/04 | Yang

KMT Presidential Candidate Will Visit the US Next Week

Chu will attend events held by the ethnic Chinese communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, and the highlight will be in Washington DC, where Chu may make arrangements to enter the White House and State Department to meet officials in charge of Taiwan affairs. This will be the first time for a KMT chairman to enter the White House.

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.

2019/09/18 | Yang

Vaping Kills? Differences Between Smoking and Vaping

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.

2015/09/20 | Yang

E-bikes Banned from Sidewalks and Cycle-ways Starting in October

Since the highest speed of e-bikes can go up to 25 km/h and bear a huge difference with pedestrians and bicycles, e-bikes will be banned from sidewalks and cycle-ways in Taipei City for safety concerns.

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.

2015/10/16 | Yang

CEO of IMei Foods Says Presidential Candidate Tsai's New Food Safety Policies Are Flawed

CEO of IMei Foods Co., Luis Ko, participated in Tsai's press conference in which the presidential candidate announced five new food safety policies, but Ko emphasized three times that he didn't believe the policies were perfect and there was a lot of room for improvement.

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.

2015/10/21 | Yang

Are Taiwan Fruits Too Sweet? Authorities To Retrieve Their Natural Flavor

Why do Taiwanese farmers grow fruits with high degree of sweetness but low production volume and not the other way around? People say this shows the market trend.