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Yang is the chief news editor at The News Lens.

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2015/09/01 | Yang

Former KMT Chairman Lian Zhan Addresses Retrocession of Taiwan in Meeting with Xi Jin-ping

Lian says that commemoration of the war and victory against fascism are two serious topics that are important to both Taiwan and China, so after he participates in the Taiwan events celebrating the anniversary of victory in the war, Lian is happy to take part in related events held in China.

2015/09/04 | Yang

Will Taiwan Be The Next Greece?

The generation that is receiving pension now is overspending and has already maxed out the welfare of the next generation to the point they are even leaving debt to them.

2015/08/28 | Yang

DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Addresses Issues in Taiwan

Tsai says, "There was a Japanese governor that said Taiwanese people are difficult to control because they are rebellious. It’s time for us to save our country from the current predicament based on this rebellious determination."

2015/10/20 | Yang

Taiwanese Will Be Able To File Taxes With Health Insurance IC Cards Next Year

The Fiscal Information Center points out people need to prepare a health insurance card and a card scanner to register their health insurance IC card on the Internet. By next year, they will only need the card and password to file taxes, which may save a huge amount of money and time.

2015/11/11 | Yang

China Loosening Internet Censorship? Chinese Netizens Flood Tsai Ing-Wen’s Facebook Page

On November 11, a Taiwanese netizen said that the Chinese government was said to be testing out lifting the ban on Facebook for Chinese netizens to access it through campus networks. Therefore, a large number of Chinese netizens flooded Tsai's Facebook page, resulting in the fierce quarrel between netizens across the strait.

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."

2015/11/24 | Yang

Taiwan's Reading Festival will Begin Next Month

Huang Li-yue, director-general of the Department of the Lifelong Education under the Ministry of Education, says that the biggest problem in modern society is people have no time to read. Huang emphasizes now is the era of lifelong education and "reading is one of the essential factors that will make us winners near the end of our lives."

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.

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.