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2015/10/29 | Sid Weng

2015 Freedom on the Net Report Shows China Offers Internet Users Least Freedom

Freedom House has been rating the degree of Internet freedom from 2011. Iran has placed last in the last four reports, but this year China has surpassed Iran and is now the country that offers least freedom on the Net.

2015/10/28 | Zou Chi

Taiwan President Calls For Including Chinese Students in the Health Insurance System

Ma pointed out that Taiwan regulations still have some limitations upon the Chinese students, and the students take these limitations as discrimination. For example, the Chinese students have no health insurance according to the current regulations. Ma asks if other foreign students can have health insurance, why can't the Chinese students?

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.

2015/10/27 | Zou Chi

Will Taiwan be the Sixth Country to Recognize E-sports as an Official Sports? Sport Administration Shows Hesitation

The SA issued a press release clarifying that e-sports need to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee to become an official sport in Taiwan. The decision has aroused controversy. Lin Chung-chieh, commissioner of Taipei City Government's Department of Economic Development, says that from now on they will record meetings with the SA for evidence.

2015/10/26 | Zou Chi

Largest LGBTI Conference in Asia to be Held in Taipei

Ruth Baldacchino, ILGA co-secretary general, says that she hopes the Taiwanese government can draw a line between public opinions and the values of human rights and shouldn't let public opinions infringe human rights. Also, the government needs to keep focusing on preventing discrimination against homosexuals on campus and in workplaces.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

2015/10/26 | Yang

Taiwanese Afraid To Retire Unless They Have NT$10 Million Saved

Although over half of the people depend on government pension to cope with their living expenditure after retirement, people do not trust the management of the government. The survey finds that 64% of people worry Greece's financial crisis will occur in Taiwan due to the excessive welfare subsidies.

2018/10/05 | SME.Sandbox

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Board of Science and Technology Promote Innovation Sandbox Together to Demonstrate Government Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MOEA Hosts “2018 Innovat

Directed by the Office of Science & Technology, Executive Yuan and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the 2018 Innovation Sandbox Exchange Forum was hosted at NEO Studio, Taipei on October 3rd. Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Zse-hong Tsai, Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology, and Wellington L. Koo, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission were all invited to attend. The Forum hopes to make innovation sandbox an important mechanism amid a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship environment, as well as a driving force for innovation development in Taiwan.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

KMT Presidential Candidate Plans to Turn Taichung into Capital of Taiwan

KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu says he will integrate Taichung City and Taichung County through road construction and urban planning to turn the region into Taiwan's capital. He also emphasizes that he will boost cross-strait economy to create a win-win situation if elected.

2015/10/23 | Shih Yuan

New Voluntary Guardian System in Taiwan States Guardians Do Not Need to be Blood Relatives

According to the existing guardian system, almost all guardians are children or relatives. The new system allows the elderly to choose their guardian when they are still sane. The candidates aren't limited to blood relatives and their rights and obligations are written in plain text, which may reduce family disputes and the burden of the society.

2016/05/06 | 廣編企劃

Tired of all the Secret Spots in Taiwan? Come Broaden Your Horizons!

Since the trial operation of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum began, the daily free admission of 1,000 visitors has increased to 1,750 visitors. The number was even bumped up to 5,000 visitors during spring break...

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

Event Organizer of Water Park Explosion Says KMT Presidential Candidate Is Lying

Lu held a press conference on October 22, arguing that the prosecutors had not gone after the New Taipei City Government and also criticized Eric Chu, KMT 2016 presidential candidate, of claiming that the government did not know anything in advance. Lu indicated that Chu was lying and shirking responsibility.

2015/10/22 | Zou Chi

Chinese Tourists Only Bringing People and No Revenue to Taiwan?

Legislator Chen Ou-po says that the tourism industry has been overly dependent on Chinese tourists, but their average travel budget is only US$ 94. However, the average travel budget for Australian tourists is US$ 1,223, which means the expenses of one Australian tourist's equals to that of 13 Chinese tourists. Chen suggests that Taiwan should seek more tourists from other countries instead of relying on China.

2015/10/22 | Kenzo

Dispute over Radioactive Waste on Orchid Island Will Not Be Solved Before 2021

Plans were once made to ship the low-level radioactive waste stored on Orchid Island to North Korea, but later changed the plan to seeking other locations within the country. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has ratified two possible locations in 2012, but because of the disapproval of local governments, the referendum has yet to be held.

2015/10/22 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Plans to Build Solar Power Station in Saudi Arabia

Taipower Chairman Huang Jung-chiou says that the cooperation between Taipower and Saudi Arabia will be a benchmark for the Ministry of Economic Affairs to strengthen the structure of exports in Taiwan, as well as to raise the gross profit margin.

2015/10/21 | Yang

Are Taiwan Fruits Too Sweet? Authorities To Retrieve Their Natural Flavor

Why do Taiwanese farmers grow fruits with high degree of sweetness but low production volume and not the other way around? People say this shows the market trend.

2015/10/16 | Yang

Water Park Explosion Case Concluded and Event Organizer Charged

Prosecutors say that there wasn’t a breakdown of electric or lighting devices. Nine people were accused, but only the event organizer, Lu Chung-chi (also manager of Play Color Co.), was prosecuted for negligence that led to death and injury and offenses against public safety.

2015/10/16 | Yang

CEO of IMei Foods Says Presidential Candidate Tsai's New Food Safety Policies Are Flawed

CEO of IMei Foods Co., Luis Ko, participated in Tsai's press conference in which the presidential candidate announced five new food safety policies, but Ko emphasized three times that he didn't believe the policies were perfect and there was a lot of room for improvement.

2015/10/15 | Zou Chi

Smart Phones Will Be Allowed in Taiwan Obligatory Military Service

The Army Command Headquarters has given order that soldiers in the obligatory military service will be allowed to use smartphones in the camp starting from next month. Regarding this, retired soldiers of the obligatory military say that the Ministry of National Defense has been forced to allow the use of smart phones because they are already everywhere in the camp.

2015/10/15 | Sid Weng

Japan Displeased with Inclusion of the Nanjing Massacre in the Memory of the World by UNESCO

During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.