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2015/09/10 | Kayue
Sleep Experts Say Later Starting Time Of School Benefits Students
All of the studies regarding starting school later show improvement on the sleeping conditions, health and academic performance of students. In contrast, so far no evidence suggests going to school earlier will do any good to the health of children or their grades.
2015/09/10 | Zou Chi
2,279 People Join Crowd-funding To Save Prostitution Movement Sanctuary
People have to make Wenmeng Building public and let the historic site continue to tell stories of prostitution. This is how people can face the discrediting of criminalization imposed on the sex industry by the society and eliminate the doubts and fears.
2015/09/10 | Zou Chi
Taiwanese AIDS Patients To Be Eligible for Organ Transplant by 2016
AIDS patients were not put into consideration in the past because of the limited number of organs. Now they are eligible for transplants and if everything is prepared, the policy will be implemented by the end of this year.
2015/09/09 | 阿Ken
Retired Policeman Says Taiwan Authorities Tortured Murder Suspect into Confessing
This policeman talked to Qiu before, asking him why he confessed to the crime. Qiu said it was because the police tortured him, so he had to plead guilty first and then the court would grant him justice in the trial afterwards. However, the court never allowed him to reverse his confession.
2015/09/07 | 阿Ken
Investigation Report of Textbook Controversy Says Reporters Were Arrested According to Law
The three reporters that were arrested held a press conference in front of Taipei City Hall this morning and say the investigation report fails to clarify key points of their arrest. They also say reflection and advice of the city government are too empty and merely play around with words.
2015/09/02 | Sid Weng
Australians Protesting Against Chinese Property Tycoons
Chinese property tycoons have flocked to invest in Australian real estate in recent years, skyrocketing local housing prices and upsetting some Australians.
2015/09/01 | Yang
Taiwan's ETC Wins International Award for Customer Service & Marketing Outreach
The Taiwan Highway Electronic Toll Collection System has won the award for Customer Service & Marketing Outreach of IBTTA with its near-perfect accuracy rate of traffic volume and success rate of collecting fees. The system beat other participating countries in Europe and America and was awarded what is known as "the Oscar of the toll collection industry."
2015/08/31 | Sid Weng
120,000 Japanese Surround the Capitol in Protest of New Security Bill
Opposers see the amendment as a "legislation of war" and are worried young people will be forced to go on the battlefield if Japan gets involved in international wars.
2015/08/30 | Yang
Taiwanese WorldSkills Competition Gold Medal Winner Says,
Juan says the public stereotype of refrigeration and air conditioning technicians are people who smoke, chew on betel nut and wear sandals. But the industry needs professionals, and Juan has expectations for himself to contribute to Taiwan and change these perspectives.
2015/08/29 | Yuan
45 Cities Worldwide Take to the Streets for Malaysian Prime Minister to Step Down
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said in a statement the rally is an illegal activity. It also says the assembly will build up negativity towards the government and damage the nation's image, so it has decided to ban any promotion.
2015/08/28 | Yuan
French Mural Artist Brightens the Walls of Aboriginal Tribes in Taiwan
International mural artist, Julien Malland Seth, has brought his unique style to Taiwan and reinterpreted the island's beauty and culture. The artist says the most exceptional thing he has experienced in these past few days is being surrounded by passionate people.
2015/08/28 | Yang
DPP Presidential Candidate Tsai Ing-wen Addresses Issues in Taiwan
Tsai says, "There was a Japanese governor that said Taiwanese people are difficult to control because they are rebellious. It’s time for us to save our country from the current predicament based on this rebellious determination."
2015/08/27 | Shih Yuan
Starting Salary of NT$22,700 for Substitute Military Service in 2016
The conscripts can negotiate with their bosses regarding salary after they finish their first year of the service period. The salary cannot be lower than the average monthly salary of rookies in the same industry or lower than NT$ 28,000 (approximately US$ 860).
2015/08/26 | Yang
Japanese AV Idol Provoking Controversy for being Printed on EasyCards
Some people have said on the Internet that the EasyCard Corporation made this decision to provoke controversy. Others feel unfair for Yui Hatano and believe preventing her from being the face of EasyCard is discriminating her identity and career.
2015/08/26 | Yuan
Voluntary Military Service in Taiwan to be Postponed Again
If Taiwan aims to build an all-voluntary force by the end of next year, conscripts born before 1993 (around 110,000 people) will be drafted into the substitute service. But they can not work overtime nor can they be sentinels. The military can only continue to recruit conscripts born before 1993.
2015/08/24 | Kenzo
Unreasonable Working Conditions for Migrant Fishermen in Taiwan
There are employers that take NT$ 5,000 (approximately US$ 151) each month out of the fishermen's salary as boarding and food costs. With agencies also cutting unreasonable payments, the workers are left with almost nothing.