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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.

2015/11/08 | Yang

What The Chinese Are Saying About The Ma-Xi Meeting

Some people have commented, "This shows the progress of history and the people." "We have waited 66 years for this 70-second-long handshake." "I shed tears when the scene appeared on the television screen." Others describe the scene as,"touching, shocking" and say, "God bless the two sides. Go, China."

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.

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.

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.

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.

2015/09/07 | Yang

Taiwanese Professor Gives College Freshmen Ten Pieces of Advice

The first seven weeks after school starts is the most dangerous time in the four years to come...

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.

2015/12/01 | 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.

2015/10/27 | Yang

Taiwan Government to Set Up Ten Thousand Phone Charging Stations on the Island

There are more than 16 million smart phone users in Taiwan and about 80% need to have their smart phones with them when they go out. On October 26, the Executive Yuan decided that over 1,300 post offices in Taiwan will provide free phone charging stations before the end of this year.

2015/11/17 | Yang

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amending the Law to Block Republic of Taiwan Stickers

The designer of the stickers said on Facebook that the stickers are not meant to change the cover of the passports; rather, they are "an artistic action opposing the Utopian 'Republic of China' system." He accused the amendments drafted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be unconstitutional.

2015/06/25 | Yang

Taiwan’s Aging Population Pace Breaks World Record

The Taiwanese society has a hyper-aged population of over twenty percent; the growing rate is 1.6 times as much as Japan, 2.8 times more than the U.S. and 7.3 times as much as the U.K.

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.”

2015/11/09 | Yang

Taiwan's Current Serious Air Pollution Has Nothing To Do With China

Director of EPA’s monitoring department Tsai Hung-de says that the main reason of low air qualities in the morning is emission from vehicles, thermal power generators, steel plants, and large-scale factories. Moreover, the coastal areas of China have recently gone through massive downpour, indicating the country has nothing to do with the current poor air quality in Taiwan.

2015/11/04 | Yang

DPP Presidential Candidate Says Ma Shouldn't Limit Taiwan’s Future for Political Reputation

DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen says that the meeting of the cross-strait leaders involves Taiwan's dignity and national interests. It is harmful to Taiwan's democracy to announce the news in such a chaotic and hasty manner.