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2015/11/11 | Shih Yuan
China to Implement Self-Examination System on Online Music Starting in 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Culture won’t censor online music, but will offer guidance for the companies regarding personnel training on self-examination. They will also perform random inspections on the implementation of the self-examination process. The new regulation also requires companies to establish blacklists to strengthen market inspection and a credible management system.
2015/11/11 | Yuan
Myanmar Ranks First in 2015 Global Giving Index
The report also shows that the Burmese and the Thai people, who have 87% of adult donations, mostly believe in Theravada Buddhism, which has a long tradition of donating to Buddhist monks. Therefore donation is a common practice in their societies. However, the report also draws comparison between the generosity of the Burmese and their persecution against the Rohingya people, a minority Muslim group in Myanmar.
2015/11/09 | TNL 編輯
Taiwanese Flight Attendants Protest Against Labor Exploitation
According to the Aircraft Flight Operation Regulation (AOR), if the cabin crew spends an hour on in-flight rest, the flight duty period can be extended to 20 hours, and if they spend over three hours staying in a hotel after landing, the flight duty period can be automatically extended to 24 hours.
2015/11/09 | Zou Chi
Jiaming Lake National Trail Will Be Closed For Three Months Next Year
Jiaming Lake is a renowned alpine lake in Taiwan that has long been a tourist attraction. Central News Agency reports, the hikers swarming in have trampled the trail into a flat barren terrain, shaving the lakeside bald. A senior tour guide of the Bunan tribe, Yu Jia-ming, indicates that the “Hero’s Slope” ought to be hiked in zigzags, but people prefer to take a straight path and the same routes, which weakens the landscape and makes it easy for the rain to erode.
2015/11/09 | Yang
Taiwan's Current Serious Air Pollution Has Nothing To Do With China
Director of EPA’s monitoring department Tsai Hung-de says that the main reason of low air qualities in the morning is emission from vehicles, thermal power generators, steel plants, and large-scale factories. Moreover, the coastal areas of China have recently gone through massive downpour, indicating the country has nothing to do with the current poor air quality in Taiwan.
2015/11/06 | Kenzo
Over 70 Percent of Taiwan Employees Worry About Unpaid Leave
Spokesman of Yes123, Yang Zong-bin, says that the situation of unpaid leave should be observed until the first half of next year and the situation of the export-oriented high-tech industry and traditional manufacturing should be the main focus. Yang points out, if the workers really have to take unpaid leaves, they should start to observe if the industry has a long-term crisis and think about their next step.
2015/11/05 | Shih Yuan
Taiwan Slaughter Industry Will Allow Foreign Workers in December
The Ministry of Labor and the Council of Agriculture (COA) originally planned to bring in foreign workers for tea, fruits, mushrooms, orchids, slaughterhouses and livestock, but the meeting in June only agreed to allow foreign workers in slaughterhouses and other industries were rejected.
2015/11/02 | Yang
Camping Craze Is Killing Plantation in Taiwan
Fu Guang-yi, owner of a design company, says that the owners of camping sites can make money just by providing a piece of land. So it is common to see them chopping down trees and bulldozing orchards to plant grass over the land as new camping sites.
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?
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.
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.
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.