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2016/01/04 | Yuan

Taipei City Announces No Homework During Summer and Winter Vacation

Wang Yong-zhi, a teacher at Wun-fu Elementary School in Kaohsiung City, says that various kinds of homework, such as ecology research or travel journals, might become the parents' homework if the parents bear the traditional sense of competitiveness for their children.

2016/01/20 | Yang

Taiwan Researchers Prove Slightest Amount of Pesticide Harms Bees

Human lives relate closely to bees, and over a third of our crops rely on bee pollination to survive. But in recent years, many parts of the world have seen a large number of bees disappear from the ecosystem.

2015/07/18 | Sid Weng

Radioactive Rainwater is Drained from Fukushima Nuclear Power Station

With west Japan falling into chaos, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says the continuous days of heavy rain has led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station emptying sewage with excessive radioactive substance into the sea.

2015/07/16 | Shih Yuan

Work Permit Application Procedure to be Simplified for Overseas Chinese Students

The Ministry of Labor believes overseas Chinese students who choose to stay and work in Taiwan have work-related knowledge, foreign language skills and other professional competence. They are also familiar with their own countries and the Taiwanese society, which complements Taiwanese college graduates.

2015/06/05 | Yuan

3D Model Yearbooks for Visually Impaired Students

The Ctrl+P team visits Taichung every week or two free of charge and creates teaching materials, charts and even tools like protractors to help the students understand the classes intuitively.

2015/07/15 | Yuan

Xinbei City to Implement Participatory Budgeting

More than 1,500 cities and communities around the world have enforced participatory budgeting. Since 2009, New York, Chicago and Boston have also carried out the policy.

2015/07/14 | Kenzo

Chinese Tourists Medical Debt Adds up to One Billion NT Dollars

Starting from October 1, Chinese visitors to Taiwan must possess certificate for both travel and health insurance that cover sudden illnesses, or else they will not be issued a Taiwan entry permit.

2015/07/06 | Kenzo

Executive Yuan Disregards Overworked Doctors in Taiwan Water Park Explosion

The Taiwan Radical Nurse Union calls upon the government to deal with the lack of medical staff. If the Ministry of Health and Welfare doesn’t start implementing permanent manpower to help in the field, it is predicted that by the end of July, medical personnel will be extremely overworked.

2015/06/30 | Anita Chow

China Bans Taiwan Golden Melody Award-winning Song

The Chinese government has ordered all Chinese media to delete every story relating to "Island’s Sunrise" winning an award. Some netizens say, “If 'Island’s Sunrise' really needs to be shut out, then why wasn’t it done sooner?” Others say luckily they downloaded the song before it was banned.