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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.

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.

2015/10/26 | 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.

2015/10/21 | 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.

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.

2015/10/16 | 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.

2015/10/16 | 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.

2015/10/12 | 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.

2015/10/11 | 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.

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.

2015/10/07 | 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.

2015/10/06 | 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?

2015/09/23 | 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.

2015/09/22 | 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.

2015/09/20 | 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.

2015/09/20 | 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.

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?

2015/09/17 | Yang

Alishan Forest Railway Reopening After Six Years of Suspension

Alishan Forest Railway has been suspended ever since the Typhoon Morakot devastated southern Taiwan in 2009. After six years of reconstruction and restoration, the train finally entered the testing stage for reopening on September 15.