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2015/09/18 | Kenzo

Taipei Named Most Dangerous City in the World

Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul were named the three most vulnerable cities when facing global disasters. If adding on the scale of economic loss of accidents or natural disasters, Taipei estimates a loss of US$ 181.2 billion, becoming the most vulnerable city in the world.

2015/09/18 | Kenzo

Why Is The Government Issuing Porn Star EasyCards but not Talking about Legalizing Sex Trade?

Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters (COSWAS) points out that the government and the EasyCard Corporation have been avoiding the fundamental problem of the sex industry. The association publicly calls on Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je to support the rights of prostitutes and requests the Taipei City government to state their stand regarding the sex industry and policies legalizing sex trade.

2015/09/15 | Zou Chi

Loss of Transitional Justice: Japanese Victim of 228 Incident is Rejected Compensation from Taiwanese Government

The Ministry of the Interior said that after the break-off of the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan, there was no precedent to be conformed to, and in situations of Taiwanese citizens applying for compensation to Japanese government, like the cases of comfort women during the WWII, no compensation was granted. The Ministry of the Interior thus decided to reject the application of compensation on grounds of the principle of equality and mutual benefits.

2015/09/14 | Yang

Taipei Mayor Ko Says A Definite Party Alternation in 2016

Ma's government ran the office inappropriately, which resulted in failure of democracy and accumulation of people’s complaints. This led to the outbreak of the Sunflower Movement. The difference between former president Lee Teng-hui and Ma is the latter was unable to guide the power of the people and resolve the issue.

2015/09/12 | Zou Chi

French Priest Awarded Taiwan Presidential Culture Award But Only Wishes To Build New Nursing Home

French priest Yves Moal is currently working hard to raise funds for building a nursing home for elderly physically challenged people. The home needs a total of NT$ 80 million in funds, but has only raised NT$ 20 million so far.

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.