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2015/08/10 | TNL 編輯
The Last Type Foundry in Taiwan Won't Be Sold for even Billions of Chinese Yuan
The second-generation owner Chang Chieh-kuan says that Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that uses traditional Chinese characters. He believes that he needs to contribute to traditional Chinese characters and promote them to the world. Therefore, he has decided to devote his life to preserving the typing craft.
2015/08/10 | Zou Chi
Taiwan's Poor Concepts of Birth Control Has Led to 500,000 Abortions Annually
Taiwan has about 200,000 newborns each year, but 400,000 people are taking birth control pills (RU486), which means only one-third of pregnancies happen willingly and two-thirds choose to have an abortion.
2015/08/09 | Yang
After Typhoon Soudelor; What's More Important than Crooked Mailboxes?
The heavy rain and strong winds in Taipei City broke the record of damaged trees and turned the city into a disaster area. At least 4,000 trees in parks and on the roadside snapped or fell down.
2015/08/09 | Yang
Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again
While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
2015/08/08 | 楊士範
Typhoon Soudelor Has Led to Four Deaths and 54 Injured in Taiwan
According to live statistics provided by the Central Emergency Operation Center, as of 10:50 am today, the typhoon has led to four deaths, 54 injured, one missing person, and 1.53 million residencies experienced blackout.
2015/08/06 | Zou Chi
Nearly Half of the Taiwanese Over 65 Years Old Are Living in Poverty
Ten percent of the senior citizens in Taiwan live with their children but are not treated properly due to bad parent-child relationships. This results in pseudo single-person households and shows the support system of families is growing weak.
2015/08/06 | Yang
Taiwanese Invents Ecological Method of Paving Roads
The technology allows rainwater to flow into a water tank and lets it evaporate and radiate heat during warmer weather. This prevent floods and improves the urban heat island effect.
2015/08/06 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Ministry of Education Withdraws Lawsuit Against Students and Journalists
The police deprived the journalists of communication rights on the night of July 23, which severely damaged the freedom of press. The press will not accept the ministry’s despicable apology.
2015/08/05 | Zou Chi
Taiwan Ministry of Justice Launches an Online Survey Regarding Enacting Same-sex Laws
The survey covers three same-sex issues for the public to vote online and will be cutoff three months later. The responses will be used as further reference for amending or enacting relevant laws.
2015/08/05 | Zou Chi
Taipei City to Increase the Price of School Lunches
Taipei Mayor Ke Wen-zhe has decided to increase the price of lunches to provide better quality food.
2015/08/03 | Zou Chi
Taiwan Losing Advantage in the Invention Field due to Cutting of Subsidy
The government’s patent strategy is not protective enough, and foreign manufacturers often easily confiscate the concept of our inventions and refine them into products.
2015/08/01 | Zou Chi
Mother of Textbook Controversy Suicide Victim Speaks Out
Lin’s mother says, “It is the society and adults that are ailing. It is parents like me who have been brainwashed that naively ignore these conversations. We should start reflecting from the very beginning.”
2015/07/31 | TNL 編輯
Chinese Indonesian to be Repatriated after Working 28 Years in Taiwan
This case shows that the current immigration legal system has many problems. NIA needs to conduct an overall review of immigration policies and listen to the voices of migrants in order to protect their rights.
2015/07/31 | 阿Ken
Is the Taiwan National Immigration Agency Harassing Social Movement Participants?
The Taiwan Association for Human Rights is currently discussing whether or not to prosecute the negligence of the NIA and they expect to uncover the under-the-table operation of the immigration case review committee.