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2015/07/21 | Yang

On Contact Lenses; Taipei Mayor says, 'The law isn't a reference‘

The Mayor of Taipei says the requirement of prescriptions for buying contact lenses was already issued in 1975, and since the Ministry of Health and Welfare has made a statement, the city government should follow through.

2015/07/21 | Zou Chi

Tea Vendors Need to Label Drinks Starting in Late July

Some vendors criticize that sources of the foods aren't equal to inspection results of the products. Other coffee retailers also point out the new policy does not apply to drinks served in breakfast chains, and the law will lose its significance if it only regulates certain stores.

2015/07/21 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:緬甸商情

European Breweries Grabbing Market Shares in Myanmar

When sales decrease in Europe, the continent's largest wineries turn to seek opportunities elsewhere in the world.

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.

2015/07/15 | 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.