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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.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

2015/10/23 | Shih Yuan

New Voluntary Guardian System in Taiwan States Guardians Do Not Need to be Blood Relatives

According to the existing guardian system, almost all guardians are children or relatives. The new system allows the elderly to choose their guardian when they are still sane. The candidates aren't limited to blood relatives and their rights and obligations are written in plain text, which may reduce family disputes and the burden of the society.

2017/01/25 | 廣編企劃

Carrefour Brings Back the Good Old Days

Changing an industry is a step-by-step process. First we identify our customers’ problems and then improve on them. We keep improving our service because we really care about our customers’ needs. What we want is to bring back that ‘good old day’ feeling when you shop with your family in our stores.

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.

2015/10/13 | Shih Yuan

Kaohsiung to Launch Shared Electric Car System Inspired by Paris

On October 13, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu signed a cooperation agreement with the promoter of the electric car sharing system, Bolloré Group, to welcome them to invest in Kaohsiung. She hopes that Kaohsiung can become the first city to develop a public electric car system in Taiwan.

2016/05/20 | 廣編企劃

Think You Know Chiayi? Check Out These Fun Facts!

How much do you know about Chiayi? Let's get to know Chiayi with the city's historical and geographic background along with some fun facts!

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.

2015/10/12 | Yuan

Taiwanese PhD Student Discovers New Whale Species

Tsai Cheng-hsiu, a Taiwanese PhD student in geology at the University of Otago in New Zealand took over a fossil of a whale left behind by a research team and discovered that it may be the ancestor of the blue whale, dating back to 25 million years ago.

2016/05/06 | 廣編企劃

Tired of all the Secret Spots in Taiwan? Come Broaden Your Horizons!

Since the trial operation of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum began, the daily free admission of 1,000 visitors has increased to 1,750 visitors. The number was even bumped up to 5,000 visitors during spring break...

2015/10/08 | Yuan

Indonesia Grants Taiwan Visa Free Privilege

Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya says that from the tourism point of view, Taiwan is one of Indonesia's potential targets in promoting international tourism. He hopes that the number of Taiwanese tourists visiting Indonesia can reach 200 thousand people this year.

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.

2015/10/05 | Zou Chi

Taiwan Railways will Ban Selfie Sticks by the end of 2015

Given the length of selfie sticks, they might accidentally hook cables and cause electric shock, so the JR West Japan Railway Company and Shinkansen have banned the use of the sticks since September. TRA will also refer to JR-West and restrict the selfie sticks from going over the white line on the platform when in use.

2015/10/01 | 阿Ken

Gogoro Releases Gogoro Lite for Half the Price of the Original Smartscooter

Gogoro Lite means to develop the market rapidly and set a competitive price against motor scooters that run on fuel. The scooters will be priced starting from NT$ 62,000 (approximately US$ 1,890) with government subsidy.