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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.
2015/11/17 | Kenzo
Taipei's Airspace to be Liberated; Songshan Airport Will Relocate by 2020
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je believes that it’s impossible to terminate the airport now as it provides service to 6.1 million tourists annually, or 20 thousand tourists daily. So the ideal solution is to alter its service by transferring it to Taoyuan Airport. However, the scheduled time for the completion of the third and fourth terminals at Taoyuan Airport, as well as a third runway, will influence the relocation of Songshan Airport.
2015/11/17 | Yang
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amending the Law to Block Republic of Taiwan Stickers
The designer of the stickers said on Facebook that the stickers are not meant to change the cover of the passports; rather, they are "an artistic action opposing the Utopian 'Republic of China' system." He accused the amendments drafted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be unconstitutional.
2015/11/15 | Yuan
80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down
The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.
2015/11/13 | Yang
Toxic Pesticides Detected in Six Taiwan Supermarket Chains
Director of the Toxicology department at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Yan Zong-hai points out that if a variety of pesticides are mixed and the pesticides residues exceed the norm, the toxicity will increase under the cocktail party effect.
2015/11/12 | Kenzo
Taiwanese Aborigines: We Are Not Descendants of the Yellow Emperor
Aboriginal groups said the Ma-Xi meeting was not sanctioned, so President Ma could not represent the Taiwanese people, or even Taiwanese aborigines, and declare that people on both sides of the strait are all part of the Chinese nation.