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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.

2015/09/15 | 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.”

2015/09/14 | 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.

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.

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.

2015/09/07 | 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...

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.

2015/09/04 | 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.

2015/09/01 | 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."

2015/09/01 | 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.

2015/08/30 | 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.

2015/08/28 | 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."

2015/08/26 | 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.

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.

2015/08/24 | 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."

2015/08/17 | 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.

2015/08/13 | 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.

2015/08/12 | 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.