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2015/08/24 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Will Not Yet Regulate Speech on the Internet
The Vice Premier says there is currently no legislation needed for anti-cyber bullying, yet the society should develop a consensus on the issue and the regulations on Internet speech should also be carried out more rigorously.
2015/08/21 | Sid Weng
Best-before Dates Causing Serious Food Waste in Japan
Japan has implemented the three-point system. Food preserved over one-third of the best-before date needs to be taken off from the shelf and disposed.
2015/08/21 | Yuan
North Korea Ready For War Against South Korea
North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un has announced through official media that its military front line is ready for war and asks South Korea to stop pumping radio propaganda.
2015/08/20 | Kenzo
Taiwan To Extend Limitation on Number of Chinese Tourists
The National Development Council thinks there are ways to strengthen exporting services. Tourism in Taiwan is a part of the service industry; therefore there is still room for improvement and will be the focus for the second half of the year.
2015/08/19 | TNL 編輯
EVA Air Says Unenthusiastic Employees May Resign
Flight attendants of EVA Air are dissatisfied about their working schedules, but the company sent out resigning application saying, "Flight attendants who do not show their devotion can choose to leave."
2015/08/19 | Zou Chi
Taipei City Will Exclude the Rich in Cash Gift for Senior Citizens
The number of recipients will drop from 400,000 to 18,000 people. The government expects to save NT$ 680 million to NT$ 700 million.
2015/08/18 | Shih Yuan
Taipei City Joint Wedding Opens Up to Same-sex Couples
The second joint wedding in Taipei City this year is scheduled to be held on October 24 and will be the first time same-sex couples are allowed to attend.
2015/08/18 | Sid Weng
Myanmar Girls Forced To Sell Their Virginity
Myanmar people believe that breaking one's virginity can prolong life and even treat AIDS, so many locals living in poverty sell their daughters' virginity to survive and there is quite a large demand for a girl's chastity.
2015/08/18 | Yuan
27 Dead and 125 Injured in Bangkok Explosion
A popular tourist attraction near the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, Thailand exploded on the evening of August 17.
2015/08/17 | Yang
President Ma Says Taiwan Might Be The Only Country That Believes Comfort Women Weren't Forced
There have been recent voices in Taiwan saying some of the comfort women were voluntary, which sparked a heated debate. Ma says the CNN website mentions Taiwan might be the only country that doesn’t believe the comfort women were forced.
2015/08/16 | Zou Chi
(Updated) Confirmed Salary Hike for Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan After 18 Years
220,000 foreign home care workers in Taiwan live on a monthly salary of NT$ 15,840 (approximately US$ 491). Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam have joined together to request the Ministry of Labour to increase the monthly salary to NT$ 17,500 (approximately US$ 543), or they would boycott importing labor through administrative procedures.
2015/08/14 | TNL香港編輯
50,000 People Sign Petition for Uber in Hong Kong
The people of Hong Kong are now discussing other possible transportation other than the Hong Kong railway, including taxis. The government is researching whether or not to introduce high-quality taxi services.
2015/08/13 | Kenzo
Sunflower Movement Protesters Ruled Detention
Chen Wei-ting says people have the right to attend the public hearings held by the Legislative Yuan, yet the police blocked the main gate and denied citizens entrance of the building during the Sunflower Movement. He will discuss with his lawyer about appealing.
2015/08/13 | Yang
Over 80 Percent Taiwanese are Satisfied with Their Current Living Conditions
Many workers face problems such as low wages, long working hours, poor working conditions and so on, therefore the satisfaction rate of Ma's government reaching a peak seems odd.
2015/08/11 | Yang
China Bans 120 Songs for Morality
The Ministry of Culture in China issued a blacklist of 120 music products on August 10. The banned songs include many works created by Taiwanese singers, including Ayal Komod (張震嶽), Stanley Huang (黃立行), Jerry Lo (羅百吉), MC HotDog and others.
2015/08/11 | Sid Weng
Pakistan's Largest Child Abuse Scandal
Since 2006, over 400 child pornography movies were made. The money that was handed over reached up to 80 million rupees (approximately $ NT 24.84 million). If the money was not paid, criminals would sell the movies for merely 40 rupees (approximately $NT 12).
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.