Society


  • Confirm
  • .

2016/11/30 | Olivia Yang

Trending in Taiwan Today

Today’s biggest stories from around Taiwan.

2016/11/30 | ZiQing Low

App to Detect Dementia Developed in Taiwan

Someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds.

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.

2016/11/30 | Kyodo News

Japanese Prison Remodeled to Accommodate Elderly Inmates but Draws Criticism

Taxpayers are questioning if it's necessary 'to provide criminals with facilities almost like a hotel.'

2016/11/30 | Zulfiqar Kunbhar

Meet Karachi’s Water Mafia

As Karachi’s municipal authorities struggle and fail to meet the rising water demand of residents and industrial units, an illegal mafia has stepped into the breach.

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.

2016/11/29 | Jim Plamondon

Cambodia Exports Can Get High on Cannabis

Early this month, the world moved past a tipping point in the global legalisation of cannabis. Exporting legal cannabis could drive Cambodia’s export revenues up and keep rural unrest down, but only if Cambodia acts quickly.

2016/11/29 | The Japan Times

Preventing Car Accidents Involving Seniors In Japan

The Japanese national and local governments should take concrete steps to prevent car accidents involving senior citizens.

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.

2016/11/29 | Edward White

FEATURE: Clean and Serene - The Missing Stage of Drug Rehab in Taiwan

As Taiwan’s government tries to tackle a growing drug problem, former addicts are trying to build a bridge back to society.

2016/11/29 | Francesco di Bernardo

Book Review: 'Leadership in the Cuban Revolution: The Unseen Story'

Antoni Kapcia’s 'Leadership in the Cuban Revolution: The Unseen Story' is a book that provides a new perspective on the Cuban Revolution. It offers insightful views that challenge classic analyses of the Cuban leadership, writes Francesco di Bernardo. It is an essential reading for academics, students and experts on Cuba.

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...

2016/11/28 | TV Padma

Pollution From India, China Reaches Stratosphere

Pollution is also affecting the pattern of the South Asian monsoon.

2016/11/28 | Malaysiakini

Japanese Skating Rink Closed after Outrage Over Fish Frozen in Ice

The operator is considering holding a memorial service for the fish.

2016/11/28 | The Japan Times

Japan's Whistleblowers Need More Protection

The law on whistleblowers lacks the teeth to protect employees who reveal wrongdoings, a situation that needs correcting.

2016/11/28 | Zhang Chun

In China We Trust: The Promise of a New Carbon Market

As China prepares to open a national carbon market, no immediate emissions reduction is expected when it opens next year, but its huge scale provides hope for reductions from 2020 onwards.

2016/11/26 | Zeng Yu and Wang Chengwei

For Blind Students in China, Braille Exams Pave Way to Higher Education

Traditionally limited to careers in massage therapy and music, China's blind are gaining access to greater educational opportunities.

2016/11/26 | Clark Jones

The Human Cost of Duterte’s Drug War

The Philippines war on drugs has gained international infamy in the wake of its terrible body count. But as Clarke Jones writes, we also need to remember the lives and circumstances of the people caught up in the middle of it — people like Jaybee Sebastian.

2016/11/26 | Huw Slater

A Climate Agreement That May Survive

The Paris Agreement is not the only climate change treaty to be signed in the past 12 months.

2016/11/25 | The Japan Times

Inexcusable Response in Japan Bullying Case

'The slow response of the teachers at the school and board of education officials demonstrates their lack of empathy towards the boy and other people who have experienced great suffering.'

2016/11/25 | Hew Wai Weng

Bersih 5 and the Increase of the Malay Discontents

The crowds at Bersih 5 may not have hit previous heights, but their greater ethnic diversity is a positive sign, Hew Wai Weng writes.

2016/11/24 | Olivia Yang

Jane Goodall Meets Tsai Ing-wen: Compromising the Future and Making a Difference

'With every single day you live you make some kind of impact on the world, and you have a choice what kind of impact will you make.'