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Yang is the chief news editor at The News Lens.

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2016/01/06 | Yang

Connecting Flight Policy between Taiwan and China to Launch

The Ma-Xi meeting has made a breakthrough in past negotiations regarding flight-transferring issues between China and Taiwan. According to analysis, great business opportunities in the aviation and tourism industry will appear after implementation of the connecting flight policy.

2015/11/02 | Yang

Camping Craze Is Killing Plantation in Taiwan

Fu Guang-yi, owner of a design company, says that the owners of camping sites can make money just by providing a piece of land. So it is common to see them chopping down trees and bulldozing orchards to plant grass over the land as new camping sites.

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.

2015/09/04 | Yang

Chinese Representative Absent at V-J Day Event to Protest Taiwanese Flag

The national emblem of the Republic of China was on the wreath representing Taiwan, and the Chinese representative thus boycotted the event and did not show up as protest. The seat arranged for the representative remained vacant throughout the ceremony.

2015/09/20 | Yang

How Long Do Most Mammals Take To Urinate? Taiwanese-American Scientist Finds The 21-Second Rule

Taiwanese-American David Hu studies fluid dynamics and when his son was three years old, Hu had to take him to the toilet every 30 minutes where his son would spend an average of 20 seconds. Hu was curious why it took such a small body so long to urinate.

2015/10/06 | Yang

Tu You-you, First Chinese to Receive Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Tu has no doctoral degree, international experience or title as an academician at the China Academy. Even the Chinese official media, including Xinhua and CCTV, have raised the question why hasn't the Chinese academic field given Tu You-you recognition for 44 years?

2015/11/02 | Yang

Taiwan Wins 56 Medals in 2015 Nuremberg Invention Exhibition

National Chin-Yi University of Technology was awarded the Special Prize for a life jacket that is traceable and has a warning function. The Special Prize symbolizes the highest honor awarded by the Nuremberg Invention Exhibition conference. The prize hasn’t been awarded for two years and was given to Chin-Yi University of Technology this year.

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."

2015/08/12 | Yang

Are The Taiwanese The Worst Drinkers?

Research conducted by the medical school at Stanford University points out nearly half of the Taiwanese people have an ALDH2 deficiency, which rates highest in the world. This means they aren't able to metabolize pure alcohol (acetaldehyde) properly.

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.

2015/08/09 | Yang

Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again

While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

2015/10/11 | Yang

China Builds Two Lighthouses to Further Claim Territory in the South China Sea

China operating the new lighthouses now is not only controversial, but also suggests that China is urgent to frame strategic locations in the South China Sea. It only took less than five months to complete the two lighthouses since China announced the constructions.

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.

2018/08/01 | Yang

Taiwanese Tourists Newly Welcomed into 'Mysterious' North Korea

A North Korean travel agency has partnered with Taiwanese proprietors to offer new travel opportunities to prospective Taiwanese visitors.

2015/08/09 | Yang

After Typhoon Soudelor; What's More Important than Crooked Mailboxes?

The heavy rain and strong winds in Taipei City broke the record of damaged trees and turned the city into a disaster area. At least 4,000 trees in parks and on the roadside snapped or fell down.

2015/08/09 | Yang

Taiwan Former Vice President Says James Soong Running Will Give Tsai Ing-wen Three Challenges

Former Vice President Annette Lu says she agrees with the saying that Soong running in the presidential election will have a catfish effect. The other two candidates, Tsai and Hong Xiu-zhu, are like lifeless sardines, but putting an aggressive catfish among them will liven them up.

2015/10/11 | Yang

Taiwan Universities Might Replace English Departments with Southeast Asian Languages Due To Growing Demand

In regard that the supply of English-speaking talent exceeds the demand, the Ministry of Education considers it necessary to restructure the academic distribution while many scholars are in favor of cutting the amount of English departments and replacing them with departments of Southeast Asian languages and other rare languages.