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2016/01/15 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan Passes Draft of Terrorist Financing Prevention Act
Many countries impose penalty on those who finance terrorist acts, terrorist groups and its members. For terrorist groups, members and those who spread weapons, the governments freeze their assets to effectively prevent the expansion of terrorism.
2016/01/15 | TNL 編輯
Rise of The Third Force in Taiwan; Black Metal Star Runs in Legislative Election
After the Sunflower Movement, Taiwan’s "third force” is thriving with the emergence of the New Power Party (NPP) that is mainly formed by activists from the younger generation. As these activist-turned-politicians are taking their political ambition from the barricades to the ballot box, Freddy Lim, the lead singer in the black metal band Chthonic and now a legislator candidate, is bringing the world’s attention to the changes of Taiwanese political traditions.
2016/01/14 | Shih Yuan
Taiwanese K-pop Star Accused of Being Pro-Independent and Banned from Performing in China
South Korean media think that the controversy regarding the R.O.C. flag is sensitive between Taiwan and China. Maeil Business News Korea says, China, opposing Taiwan regarding politics, is more sensitive to Chou’s controversy because Taiwan’s presidential election is coming up. It is reported that JYP might face severe loss because China is the biggest market of K-pop.
2016/01/12 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Initiates eVisa Program
The eVisa system will allow eligible foreigners from countries not included in Taiwan’s visa waiver program to apply for an eVisa on a convenient one-window online platform, which combines three application procedures.
2016/01/06 | Eric Tsai
Taiwanese American Becomes Boston City Council President
First time in 106 years, Boston has elected an Asian American as the City Council President. Taiwanese American Michelle Wu takes up the position in Boston and joins a growing list of Taiwanese Americans who are taking a role in the US government.
2016/01/05 | 阿Ken
Survey Shows Many Chinese Students in Taiwan Don't Think Taiwan Has A Democratic System
Among the foreign students surveyed, most consider staying in Taiwan for future plans and a large number agree they enjoy freedom of speech here. Yet less than half of the Chinese students surveyed think there is a democratic system in Taiwan.
2015/12/30 | Yang
Cross-Strait Hotline Officially Launches
Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Hsia Li-yan says that this hotline is the concrete result from the meeting between the cross-strait leaders. He hopes that through this hotline, the communication between Taipei and Beijing can become smoother in terms of emergencies and other important issues.
2015/12/21 | Kenzo
Taipei Mayor Reflects on The Past Year
Ko says, each of his policies makes his supporting rate drop, such as charging off-street parking fee, canceling the rule of using YouBike for free during the first 30 minutes and canceling gift money for the elderly on a traditional holiday that celebrates the spirit of respecting the elderly. Ko says he will not lose the courage to do what he should do even if it will make his supporting rate decline.
2015/12/21 | Zou Chi
Taipei Mayor Says No to Suits When Meeting Foreign Guests
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says that we should say no to the single standard of western culture. Iranians, however, are prohibited from wearing ties and the practice stems from the 1979 Islamic revolution.
2015/12/21 | Kenzo
Chinese State-Backed Hacker Group Attacks The DPP and Taiwanese Media
FireEye's report also mentions that APT16 has not only sent phishing e-mails with the subject line, "DPP’s Contact Information Update," to Taiwanese media, but also infiltrated e-mails of the DPP staff, changing security protocols and writing messages spoofing the account holders. About 50 party staff members have been hacked.
2015/12/18 | Yuan
Cross-Strait Hotline Launches at the End of 2015
Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia says, setting up the hotline is not easy because of security and technological problems involved. He also says President Ma isn’t setting up the hotline for personal or the party's interests.
2015/12/16 | TNL香港編輯
China Holds One-Fourth of the Imprisoned Journalists Worldwide
This year, the total number of imprisoned journalists in the world is 199 and a quarter of them are in China. Daily Mail reports, currently China has imprisoned 49 journalists. This is a record high since the Committee to Protect Journalists started the annual report in 1990.
2015/12/10 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Ranks First in 2015’s Global Evaluation on Open Data Index
UK's Open Knowledge Foundation surveyed 122 regions worldwide and made evaluations according to 13 criteria. Taiwan's rankings in governmental budget, national statistics, legal regulations, election results, geographic map data, pollution and emission, company registration and governmental spending have made great progress.