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2016/02/28 | Yang

Hong Kong Denies Passports With “Republic Of Taiwan” Stickers

The passport sticker that replaces the ROC symbol with a “Republic of Taiwan” image has been rejected by customs in Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. However the stickers have been considered valid in most Western countries.

2016/02/26 | TNL 編輯

Countries Banning Plastic Bags, What About Taiwan?

Each year, approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. While it takes only seconds for humans to produce millions of plastic bags, the decomposition of the petroleum-made product lasts for hundreds of years. Governments around world are acting more actively to cope with the persistent problem, but what about Taiwan?

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.

2016/02/25 | Yang

Chiang Kai-shek Among Top Nine Killers in the 20th Century and Responsible for the 228 Incident?

The February 28 Incident (228) in 1947 was a turning point for the development of democracy in Taiwan. Back then, the government violently suppressed a conflict between the people and the police, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. With the 69th anniversary of the tragedy coming up this Sunday, some have brought up that Chiang Kai-shek, often recognized as the “founding father” of the Republic of China (ROC), was most responsible for the incident.

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.

2016/02/23 | TNL 編輯

Launch of Taoyuan International Airport MRT Line Postponed Again

The Taoyuan International Airport MRT Line has failed to meet several criteria before its anticipated launch in March. Taoyuan Mayor says that passenger safety should still be the top priority and the launch of the MRT line is to be postponed.

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.

2016/02/19 | TNL 編輯

[UPDATED] Uber Ruled Illegal in Taiwan

Uber, an APP providing cab-calling service, has been ruled illegal by the Taipei High Administrative Court. The company hires drivers who do not have vehicles registered for commercial use. Its main goal is to create a platform that allows unregistered vehicles to take passengers and charge for the service, both of which are considered against the regulations in Taiwan.

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...

2016/02/18 | 阿Ken

Taiwan and Japan In Dispute Over Fishing Grounds

After Taiwan and Japan signed the “Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement” in 2013, there have been disputes and complaints from fishermen from both sides. Recently, local fishery groups in Japan have asked the Taiwan-Japan fishing area to be narrowed, raising strong protest from the Suao Fishermen’s Association.

2016/02/17 | TNL 編輯

Disputed Theme Lantern May Still Bring Crowds To The Taipei Lantern Festival

The Taipei City government holds an event to celebrate the Lantern Festival every year. Due to the controversial theme lantern this year, the festival seems to be more discussed than ever.

2016/02/04 | 阿Ken

HIV Patients Can Receive Organ Transplants Starting In March

Many developed countries such as the US, UK and Spain all permit HIV patients to receive organ transplants to increase their survival rate. Taiwan also plans to follow in these steps in March and aims to allow HIV patients to donate their organs to other HIV patients in the future.

2016/02/04 | MuYi

Piles of Sharks Without Fins Found Under Bridge In Taiwan

Shark finning has been a critical global issue, especially for countries in the Pacific Ocean, such as Taiwan and Japan. Despite the efforts made by Taiwan to prevent excessive shark finning, a huge amount of bodies of sharks with their fins cut off was found under a bridge in Hsinchu, triggering the anger of the public.

2016/02/01 | TNL 編輯

Final Report Blames Pilots for 2014 TransAsia Plane Crash

TransAsia Flight GE222 crashed in 2014 leading to 49 dead. The final report conducted by the Aviation Safety Council (ASC) reveals the reasons behind the crash and makes suggestions to avoid similar tragedies from happening again.