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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.

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.

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.

2015/08/31 | Kenzo

Four Taiwanese Airlines to Allow the Use of Personal Electronics for the Entire Trip

China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, EVA AIR and UNI AIR are allowing the use of personal electronics through the entire trip starting from September 1.

2015/08/28 | Yuan

French Mural Artist Brightens the Walls of Aboriginal Tribes in Taiwan

International mural artist, Julien Malland Seth, has brought his unique style to Taiwan and reinterpreted the island's beauty and culture. The artist says the most exceptional thing he has experienced in these past few days is being surrounded by passionate people.

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.

2015/08/26 | Yuan

Voluntary Military Service in Taiwan to be Postponed Again

If Taiwan aims to build an all-voluntary force by the end of next year, conscripts born before 1993 (around 110,000 people) will be drafted into the substitute service. But they can not work overtime nor can they be sentinels. The military can only continue to recruit conscripts born before 1993.

2015/08/25 | Yuan

TSMC Wins Case Against Former Employee Who Disclosed Classified Information to Samsung

After his non-compete clause ended in February of 2011, Liang Meng-song collected the obligated NT$ 46,000,000 (approximately US$ 1.4 million) worth of stock dividends and was employed at Samsung in July the same year. But TSMC suspected Liang of leaking classified information to Samsung and appealed to forbid him to work for Samsung until the end of this year.

2015/08/24 | Yuan

Taiwan Ranks 26 in Female Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Women show strengths in motivation, absorbance of technological knowledge and innovation abilities, but lack influence and confidence in starting a business.

2015/08/19 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan National Health Insurance to Stop Covering Medicine Costs

The National Health Insurance Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced they will stop covering medication costs starting from September, as prices for certain medicine are higher than the reimbursement from the National Health Insurance (NHI).

2015/08/18 | TNL 編輯

Typhoon Soudelor Would Have Been Stronger If Not for El Nino

There is a negative feedback mechanism to prevent typhoons from overdevelopment. This happened to typhoon Soudelor, and the forthcoming typhoon Goni also belongs to this kind of weakened typhoon.

2015/08/18 | Yuan

Taipei Mayor Supporting Anything That Builds Peaceful Development Between Taipei and Shanghai

Since 2010, Taipei and Shanghai have held city forums to carry out practical exchanges. There have been nineteen MOUs signed between the two cities and four more will be added on today.

2015/08/18 | Yuan

27 Dead and 125 Injured in Bangkok Explosion

A popular tourist attraction near the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, Thailand exploded on the evening of August 17.

2015/08/17 | Yuan

Indonesian Aircraft Crashes with 54 On Board

An Indonesian Trigana Air aircraft carrying 54 people has crashed in the east of the Papua province. The cause of the accident is said to be bad weather.