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2015/09/30 | Yuan

Nearly One Thousand Bookstores in Taiwan Have Shut Down in the Past Decade

Statistics have shown that in 2015, out of a hundred books, eighty of them are purchased through the Internet in Taiwan. Therefore it's not hard to imagine the recession of brick and mortar bookstores and the reason motels are replacing the bookstores that used to line the streets.

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?

2015/09/23 | 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.

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.

2015/09/21 | Yuan

The Paper Dome Commemorates the Two Major Earthquakes in Taiwan and Japan

Though the 921 earthquake in Taiwan occurred four years after the Kobe earthquake (also known as the Great Hanshin earthquake), they are linked together because of a church.

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!

2015/09/20 | 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.

2015/09/18 | Yuan

China and the US Collaborate to Construct High-Speed Railway

Just before the visit of Chinese President Xi Jin-ping to the US, China Railway International Inc. and XpressWest Enterprises LLC announced a joint venture to construct a high-speed railway. This will be China's first high-speed rail project in the US.

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...

2015/09/17 | 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.

2015/09/16 | Yuan

Taiwan to Launch Book Coupons to Boost Publishing Industry

The coupons will be limited to college or under college students with NT$ 300 (approximately US$ 10) each. The budget is estimated to be nearly NT$ 1 billion (approximately US$ 30 million) and will be implemented as soon as the end of the year.

2015/09/03 | Yuan

Taiwanese Elementary School Student Chosen as Child Author of Asia

11-year-old Kuo Yu-yin hopes her story, "Forest Fireflies After the Hurricane," can convey environmental protection concepts so people can live in a better Earth in the future.