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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.

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.