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2015/12/03 | TNL 編輯
2017 University Games Athletes’ Village Will Become Social Housing for Young Adults and Vulnerable Groups
New Taipei City Deputy Mayor Hou You-yi says that constructions in Linkou have been developing rapidly. Linkou is now the fastest growing city in Taiwan by population. After the public housing is initiated, it could provide living spaces for more than 10,000 people.
2015/12/03 | Zou Chi
French Media Says Taiwan Is Forgotten in World Climate Negotiation Due to Political Issues
French media, Le Figaro, reported on Taiwan with great details, pointing out that although the island accounts for 1% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and has brought up a goal for its reduction, the country is still blocked out of COP21 due to sensitive political issues.
2015/12/02 | Shih Yuan
How Severe Is the Haze in Beijing? Artist Makes A Brick Out of the Dust
This artist who calls himself, "Peanut Brother," said on his Weibo account that he started planning this project since 2013. He wanted to use a vacuum cleaner to collect the dust in the air of Beijing in 100 days, and then use the dust he collected to make a brick. This brick will ultimately be used as construction material and, "disappear among the millions of bricks. Just like dust," said Peanut Brother.
2015/12/02 | Kenzo
Taiwan Government Loosens Restrictions on Expats to Attract Foreign Talents
Liu Chia-chun, director general of the Workforce Development Agency, says that the overall labor force in Taiwan has been decreasing, and each year 20,000 to 30,000 white-collar workers move out. Facing the loss of professionals and lack of basic labor force, Liu hopes that foreign professionals will stay if limitations are relaxed.
2015/12/02 | Yuan
World AIDS Day: How Has AIDS Control Been Doing in Taiwan?
In Taiwan, after the first case of AIDS was discovered in December 1984, the total number of AIDS patients has risen to 30,432 people, including 993 foreigners, up until September 2015. In recent years, the infection rates among the elderly and housewives have been rising gradually as well.
2015/12/01 | Yang
Will the Increase in Maximum of Chinese Tourists to Taiwan Affect Quality of Domestic Tourism? Legislator Says No
On November 30, the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced the new tourism policy at congress. Legislators questioned the Minster of Transportation and Communications, Chen Jian-Yu, that the ministry promised to regulate the total number of Chinese tourists, but recently it declared to adjust the maximum number of these tourists per day, which may have a major impact on the domestic tourism industry.
2015/11/30 | Yang
Company Executives of Food Safety Scandal Ruled Not Guilty
The prosecutor points out that according to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, the food manufacturers should label the source of its materials, yet the court legalized the food processing procedures because the products meet the safety standards. The prosecutor believes the judge clearly violated the purpose of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
2015/11/27 | Yang
Five Cities in Taiwan Fight for Taiwan's Identity in International Organization
The mayor of Kaohsiung, along with Taichung, Tainan and Taipei, signed the letter of protest to the secretary general of ICLEI. As mentioned in the letter, Kaohsiung and the other four cities work hard to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have made good achievements. There is no reason for the cities to accept the mistake made by ICLEI, which may disrupt the friendship between both sides.
2015/11/26 | Shih Yuan
Minister of Education says National Health Insurance should be Provided for Mainland Chinese Students
The Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa says from an education point of view, all students coming from outside of Taiwan should be treated the same. Health insurance is provided for overseas Chinese students and foreign students in Taiwan, but not for those from Mainland China, which has led to some disputes on campus.
2015/11/26 | Kenzo
Government Taking Measures to Preserve Critically Endangered Aboriginal Languages
There has been severe loss of aboriginal (indigenous) languages in the process of Taiwan’s social transition. According to an UNESCO report, there are five indigenous languages listed as critically endangered, nine as vulnerable and 16 at the brink of extinction.
2015/11/24 | Kenzo
Indigenous People Refused Entrance of Traditional Territory
Hanisazan has a special significance to the Bunun people. Their ancestors migrated south from Xinyi Township and the mountain was an important watershed where the tribe would gather.
2015/11/22 | Kenzo
Trade Talks: China-Imported Food Inspection to be Done Within 48 Hours?
Yang Jen-ni, director-general of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) hopes to establish a computerized information exchange system that can be used to approve an import permit within 48 hours after receiving a clearance application. Legislator Lin Shu-fen criticizes the 48-hour clearance treatment is feeding Taiwanese people poison.
2015/11/21 | Shih Yuan
Taiwan's Competitiveness Ranks High, But 85.6% People Still Rather Work Abroad?
91% of interviewees that have worked abroad say their salary was higher than their last job in Taiwan. In general, jobs overseas offer salaries that are 30% higher than what they can get in Taiwan. This shows a huge gap in salary standards inside and outside of Taiwan.
2015/11/19 | Shih Yuan
Uber Suspension in Taiwan Cancelled; MOTC to Keep Appealing
The court thinks that the registered services of Uber include management consultancy, data processing service, electronic information supply service and third-party payment service, but doesn't include auto-transportation service. The Directorate General of Highways suspending Uber is beyond the regulation of the Highway Act, so the court cancelled the suspension. Yet, the case can still be appealed.
2015/11/17 | Zou Chi
Chinese Marriage Migrants Request Equal Rights For Their Children's Education
If the children of Chinese marriage migrants are not issued a long-term residential permit before turning 20, they will need to stop their studies and leave Taiwan. Spokesperson of the New Immigrants Labor Rights Association says this not only torture for the children to be separated from their parents, but also a threat to cross-strait families.