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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.
2015/07/30 | Yang
Students Break into Government Buildings in Honor of Taiwan Textbook Controversy Suicide Victim
The anti new curriculum guideline alliance states that even if Lin’s suicide is blamed on his inability to deal with the stress, his death still calls on people to save the education of Taiwan.
2015/07/30 | Kenzo
Survey Brings Light to Taiwan Medical Reform
Most of the public believes the Ministry of Health and Welfare should formulate related regulations as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary medical waste.
2015/07/30 | Yang
20-year-old Spokesperson of Curriculum Controversy Commits Suicide
The 20-year-old student of Juang Jing Vocational High School was arrested last week for breaking into Ministry of Education and was ruled a NT$ 20,000 (approximately US$ 600) bail by the court.