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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.
2015/08/14 | Sid Weng
McDonald's Japan Facing Largest Deficit in Its History
McDonald’s Japan presented their financial statement of the first half of the year on August 12. It states the fast food chain has broke the record for largest deficit since 2001 with a net loss of JPY$ 26.2 billion (approximately US$ 210 million).
2015/08/13 | Yuan
17 Dead and 400 Injured So Far in Tianjin Explosion
A warehouse located in the Binhai New Area development area in Tianjin exploded on the evening of August 12 evening. The inflammable and explosive goods stored in the warehouse triggered an explosion magnitude of 21 tons of TNT.
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.
2015/08/10 | Shih Yuan
Six More Visa-free Countries for ROC Passport Holders
The places include India, Iran, Armenia, Qatar, Ivory Coast and Somalia, leading to a total amount of 148 visa-free countries for ROC passport holders.
2015/08/09 | Yang
After Typhoon Soudelor; What's More Important than Crooked Mailboxes?
The heavy rain and strong winds in Taipei City broke the record of damaged trees and turned the city into a disaster area. At least 4,000 trees in parks and on the roadside snapped or fell down.