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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.

2016/03/29 | TNL 編輯

Keep to the Right? Taipei Finds Old Habit on Escalators Hard to Shake

After the Japanese campaign promoting standing firmly on escalators over keeping to a certain side, the old etiquette to keep the right is no longer enforced due to public safety concerns. However, people in Taipei still find it hard to abandon the habit that has existed for more than 20 years.

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.

2016/03/25 | TNL 編輯

Women Returning from US “Maternity Tours” Apply for Reimbursements up to NT$30 Million in Taiwan

As US authorities raided “maternity hotels” in South California earlier this month, a number of Taiwanese pregnant women were also found traveling to the US to give birth via agencies. The agencies have been found to fabricate medical prescriptions for these women to claim medical insurance reimbursements in Taiwan. Three people have been brought up on charges of fraud and forgery.

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.

2016/03/24 | TNL 編輯

Indonesian Migrant Workers Reported to be Joining IS

Head of the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers warns several countries, including Taiwan, to be highly alert since some workers have already been reported to be part of the Islamic State (IS).

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...

2016/03/23 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Invites International Media to Visit Disputed South China Sea Island

Taiwan has insisted that Itu Aba Island, also known as Taiping Island, is qualified as an island instead of a rock. On March 23, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites multiple international media outlets to visit the island to promote Taiwan’s stance over the issue.

2016/03/22 | TNL 編輯

Taipei Mayor Proposes Making Up For Typhoon Day-Offs

The Department of Labor stated that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's proposal of making up cancelled work and school days due to typhoons on weekends conflicts with labor rights. However, many governmental departments are currently working on forming this new policy.

2016/03/14 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Launches Database on Land Prone to Soil Liquefaction

Taiwan launched an online database that provides locals with information on areas prone to soil liquefaction, a phenomenon where the strength and stiffness of a soil is diminished by earthquakes, making the soil behave like liquid. The phenomenon is believed to be the factors for serious damage caused by earthquakes around the world.

2016/03/14 | TNL 編輯

73% of People in Taiwan Consider Themselves Taiwanese Rather Than Chinese

A latest survey shows that 73% of people living in Taiwan consider themselves “Taiwanese,” setting the highest record in history. Direct presidential elections and democratization are said to be the two major catalysts leading to the growth in these numbers.

2016/03/09 | TNL 編輯

EU Red Card for Taiwan? Taiwan Pushing For Fisheries Amendments Raises Discussion

In February, piles of young shark bodies without fins were found in Hsinchu, calling the attention to illegal shark finning once again. Last October, a Taiwanese fishing boat, Shuen De Ching No. 888, was also found illegally finning sharks, leading to the EU serving Taiwan a yellow card. The EU gave the Taiwanese government six months to amend laws preventing illegal fishing and discussions have been aroused again as the deadline is approaching at the end of March.

2016/03/07 | TNL 編輯

All Taiwan Municipalities To Recognize Same-Sex Relationships

Taoyuan will join the other five special municipalities in recognizing household registrations of same-sex relationships starting from March 14. The decision marks the city government’s respect for gender equality, basic human rights and same-sex relationships. Even though the registration will not be legally binding, it can be presented by gay couples as proof of a close relationship when dealing with complex legal disputes.

2016/03/07 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Anti-Wind Turbine Protesters Acquitted After Three-Year Trial

In April 2013, a group of college students and local residents stood out to protest against the wind turbines of IntraVest in Miaoli, Taiwan. The activists were charged for coercion offence and have been acquitted on February 25 after a three-year trial.

2016/03/03 | Jeffrey Tsai

Chinese Tourist Levels Rumored to Lower Between March to May

·Dropping Chinese tourist levels may negatively affect Taiwan’s tourist industry. ·The election of Tsai Ing-wen may have prompted the Chinese government to restrict Cross-Strait tourism.