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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.

2015/12/09 | 阿Ken

Migrant Workers Call for Justice in Working as Long-Term Caretakers

For both family members and foreign caretakers, they work 14 hours a day, which lasts for an average of 10 years. In a long run, this is an enormous pressure both mentally and physically. However, the government and society do not see their plight.

2015/12/09 | Yuan

The US to Deploy Anti-Submarine Aircraft P-8 Poseidon in Singapore in Response to China’s Expansion in the South China Sea

China's Foreign Ministry Spokespeople Hua Chun-ying responded that China believes that US's enhancement in military deployment and promoting military actions in the region is not in accordance with the mutual and long-term interests of both countries. The Chinese government hopes relevant countries will take actions that can truly safeguard regional peace and other developments.

2015/11/30 | TNL 編輯

Owing Aboriginals Too Much? DPP Presidential Candidate Will Apologize To The People if Elected

Tsai Ing-wen said that the aboriginal policies announced on August 1 this year were also the first policies announced in the 2016 presidential election. This shows her respect and affirmation towards the original owners of the island and her determination to solve related issues.

2015/11/26 | Shih Yuan

Minister of Education says National Health Insurance should be Provided for Mainland Chinese Students

The Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa says from an education point of view, all students coming from outside of Taiwan should be treated the same. Health insurance is provided for overseas Chinese students and foreign students in Taiwan, but not for those from Mainland China, which has led to some disputes on campus.

2015/11/26 | Zou Chi

Harvard Researcher Says Chiang Kai-shek Fighting Back against China Was A Disguise

Jay Taylor believes that soon after Chiang retreated to Taiwan, he gave up his plan to recover the lost Mainland China. Chiang prepared to take root in Taiwan, but he kept pretending to want to recover China as a bargaining chip to stabilize domestic affairs and negotiate with the US.

2015/11/22 | Kenzo

First Taiwan "Losing Campaign" Launched Targeting Three Legislators

Spokesperson of the Appendectomy Project, Lin Zu-yi, stresses the "losing campaign" does not mean to discredit anyone, but just to present to the public how the legislators have done at congress, the records of their statement and their attitude towards all the issues. All of the materials are real, based on evidence and not rumors. There is no violation of the Election and Recall Act.

2015/11/18 | Zou Chi

KMT Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate

Eric Chu says with his expertise in finance, he will be devoted to economic developments and more peaceful cross-strait relations. On the other hand, Wang Ju-hsuan will play the role in assuring people of all social levels can benefit from the economic developments, especially women, laborers and minority groups.

2015/11/18 | Yang

PFP Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate

James Soong says the reason he chose Xu is to form a coalition government and stop putting personal or partisan interests ahead of national interests. He wants to call an end to controversies among the parties and find back a mutual ideal. Soong says there are talents in every party, but they need to be integrated.

2015/11/16 | Zou Chi

DPP Presidential Candidate Announces Her Running Mate

Tsai Ing-wen has released her five innovative research and development plans, including the establishment of an Asia-Pacific biotechnology pharmaceutical R&D center. Chen Chien-jen's joining in the election might be interpreted as the biotechnology industry likely being the emphasis out of the five development plans.

2015/11/16 | 阿Ken

KMT Leaders Propose Congress Reformation Which Has Been Requestion by the DPP 851 Times

Zhang Hong-lin, CEO of the CCW, points out that those who blocked the bills are mostly KMT legislators, including Wang Jin-ping, Hung Shiu-chu and the Whip Fei Hung-tai. They have all refused to sign the pledge to show their commitment to reforming congress.