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2015/08/17 | Yang

President Ma Says Taiwan Might Be The Only Country That Believes Comfort Women Weren't Forced

There have been recent voices in Taiwan saying some of the comfort women were voluntary, which sparked a heated debate. Ma says the CNN website mentions Taiwan might be the only country that doesn’t believe the comfort women were forced.

2015/08/16 | Zou Chi

(Updated) Confirmed Salary Hike for Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan After 18 Years

220,000 foreign home care workers in Taiwan live on a monthly salary of NT$ 15,840 (approximately US$ 491). Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam have joined together to request the Ministry of Labour to increase the monthly salary to NT$ 17,500 (approximately US$ 543), or they would boycott importing labor through administrative procedures.

2015/08/14 | TNL香港編輯

50,000 People Sign Petition for Uber in Hong Kong

The people of Hong Kong are now discussing other possible transportation other than the Hong Kong railway, including taxis. The government is researching whether or not to introduce high-quality taxi services.

2015/08/13 | Kenzo

Sunflower Movement Protesters Ruled Detention

Chen Wei-ting says people have the right to attend the public hearings held by the Legislative Yuan, yet the police blocked the main gate and denied citizens entrance of the building during the Sunflower Movement. He will discuss with his lawyer about appealing.

2015/08/13 | Yang

Over 80 Percent Taiwanese are Satisfied with Their Current Living Conditions

Many workers face problems such as low wages, long working hours, poor working conditions and so on, therefore the satisfaction rate of Ma's government reaching a peak seems odd.

2015/08/11 | Yang

China Bans 120 Songs for Morality

The Ministry of Culture in China issued a blacklist of 120 music products on August 10. The banned songs include many works created by Taiwanese singers, including Ayal Komod (張震嶽), Stanley Huang (黃立行), Jerry Lo (羅百吉), MC HotDog and others.

2015/08/11 | Sid Weng

Pakistan's Largest Child Abuse Scandal

Since 2006, over 400 child pornography movies were made. The money that was handed over reached up to 80 million rupees (approximately $ NT 24.84 million). If the money was not paid, criminals would sell the movies for merely 40 rupees (approximately $NT 12).

2015/08/10 | TNL 編輯

The Last Type Foundry in Taiwan Won't Be Sold for even Billions of Chinese Yuan

The second-generation owner Chang Chieh-kuan says that Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that uses traditional Chinese characters. He believes that he needs to contribute to traditional Chinese characters and promote them to the world. Therefore, he has decided to devote his life to preserving the typing craft.

2015/08/10 | Zou Chi

Taiwan's Poor Concepts of Birth Control Has Led to 500,000 Abortions Annually

Taiwan has about 200,000 newborns each year, but 400,000 people are taking birth control pills (RU486), which means only one-third of pregnancies happen willingly and two-thirds choose to have an abortion.

2015/08/09 | Yang

After Typhoon Soudelor; What's More Important than Crooked Mailboxes?

The heavy rain and strong winds in Taipei City broke the record of damaged trees and turned the city into a disaster area. At least 4,000 trees in parks and on the roadside snapped or fell down.

2015/08/09 | Yang

Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again

While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

2015/08/08 | 楊士範

Typhoon Soudelor Has Led to Four Deaths and 54 Injured in Taiwan

According to live statistics provided by the Central Emergency Operation Center, as of 10:50 am today, the typhoon has led to four deaths, 54 injured, one missing person, and 1.53 million residencies experienced blackout.

2015/08/06 | Zou Chi

Nearly Half of the Taiwanese Over 65 Years Old Are Living in Poverty

Ten percent of the senior citizens in Taiwan live with their children but are not treated properly due to bad parent-child relationships. This results in pseudo single-person households and shows the support system of families is growing weak.

2015/08/06 | Yang

Taiwanese Invents Ecological Method of Paving Roads

The technology allows rainwater to flow into a water tank and lets it evaporate and radiate heat during warmer weather. This prevent floods and improves the urban heat island effect.

2015/08/06 | 阿Ken

Taiwan Ministry of Education Withdraws Lawsuit Against Students and Journalists

The police deprived the journalists of communication rights on the night of July 23, which severely damaged the freedom of press. The press will not accept the ministry’s despicable apology.

2015/08/05 | Zou Chi

Taiwan Ministry of Justice Launches an Online Survey Regarding Enacting Same-sex Laws

The survey covers three same-sex issues for the public to vote online and will be cutoff three months later. The responses will be used as further reference for amending or enacting relevant laws.

2015/08/05 | Zou Chi

Taipei City to Increase the Price of School Lunches

Taipei Mayor Ke Wen-zhe has decided to increase the price of lunches to provide better quality food.