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2015/08/11 | Yang

China Bans 120 Songs for Morality

The Ministry of Culture in China issued a blacklist of 120 music products on August 10. The banned songs include many works created by Taiwanese singers, including Ayal Komod (張震嶽), Stanley Huang (黃立行), Jerry Lo (羅百吉), MC HotDog and others.

2015/07/30 | Yang

Students Break into Government Buildings in Honor of Taiwan Textbook Controversy Suicide Victim

The anti new curriculum guideline alliance states that even if Lin’s suicide is blamed on his inability to deal with the stress, his death still calls on people to save the education of Taiwan.

2015/08/30 | Yang

Taiwanese WorldSkills Competition Gold Medal Winner Says,

Juan says the public stereotype of refrigeration and air conditioning technicians are people who smoke, chew on betel nut and wear sandals. But the industry needs professionals, and Juan has expectations for himself to contribute to Taiwan and change these perspectives.

2015/09/11 | Yang

Taiwanese Sports Dilemma: Abolish Dodge Ball for Football?

Playing dodge ball during elementary school PE class is a collective memory of Taiwanese people, but some children become human targets during the dodge ball games and has provoked heated discussions on the Internet regarding if dodge ball is a sport of fear and whether or not it’s legal bullying.

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

Taiwanese Are Willing to Line Up For 30 Minutes, But After That...

If it takes no time to obtain the commodity or if there is no one lining up for it, people cannot associate it with high quality service. The 30 minutes become the turning point of one’s mood while waiting in lines and play a key role in marketing tactics.

2015/11/13 | Yang

Toxic Pesticides Detected in Six Taiwan Supermarket Chains

Director of the Toxicology department at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Yan Zong-hai points out that if a variety of pesticides are mixed and the pesticides residues exceed the norm, the toxicity will increase under the cocktail party effect.

2015/09/23 | Yang

Taiwanese Students Win Gold at the 2015 Student Academy Awards

Taiwanese students Alyce Tzue and Anson Yu have won the Gold Medal for Animation in the 42nd Student Academy Awards with their 3D short animation, "Soar." This is the first time a Taiwanese student has won a Student Academy Award since 2008.

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.

2016/01/21 | Yang

President Ma Ying-jeou Says Taiwan Must Join Economic Partnerships

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.

2015/11/27 | Yang

Five Cities in Taiwan Fight for Taiwan's Identity in International Organization

The mayor of Kaohsiung, along with Taichung, Tainan and Taipei, signed the letter of protest to the secretary general of ICLEI. As mentioned in the letter, Kaohsiung and the other four cities work hard to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have made good achievements. There is no reason for the cities to accept the mistake made by ICLEI, which may disrupt the friendship between both sides.

2015/09/08 | Yang

DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Emphasizes Domestic Demand and Sports Budget

Tsai stresses that sport is an important national strategy and one of the most fundamental cores of education. It also holds high value, trains professionals and provides job opportunities.

2015/11/02 | Yang

Taiwan to Launch New Functions on Mobile ATM Cards

A mobile ATM card is installing the physical card inside a phone. As long as you have a 4G Internet-enabled smart phone, you can install the T Wallet App designed by TWMP (Taiwan Mobile Payment Corporation). Then you just need to choose an ATM card of any bank over the air to initiate the mobile ATM card on the phone.

2015/09/20 | Yang

What's Wrong With the Rural Education in Taiwan?

Business icon Stanley Yen says methods that are meant to cultivate elites can't be implemented on all students. Why should the other talents and advantages of seventy percent of students be neglected?