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2015/07/21 | Yang

On Contact Lenses; Taipei Mayor says, 'The law isn't a reference‘

The Mayor of Taipei says the requirement of prescriptions for buying contact lenses was already issued in 1975, and since the Ministry of Health and Welfare has made a statement, the city government should follow through.

2015/07/21 | Zou Chi

Tea Vendors Need to Label Drinks Starting in Late July

Some vendors criticize that sources of the foods aren't equal to inspection results of the products. Other coffee retailers also point out the new policy does not apply to drinks served in breakfast chains, and the law will lose its significance if it only regulates certain stores.

2015/07/18 | Sid Weng

Radioactive Rainwater is Drained from Fukushima Nuclear Power Station

With west Japan falling into chaos, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says the continuous days of heavy rain has led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station emptying sewage with excessive radioactive substance into the sea.

2015/07/14 | Kenzo

Chinese Tourists Medical Debt Adds up to One Billion NT Dollars

Starting from October 1, Chinese visitors to Taiwan must possess certificate for both travel and health insurance that cover sudden illnesses, or else they will not be issued a Taiwan entry permit.

2015/07/06 | Kenzo

Executive Yuan Disregards Overworked Doctors in Taiwan Water Park Explosion

The Taiwan Radical Nurse Union calls upon the government to deal with the lack of medical staff. If the Ministry of Health and Welfare doesn’t start implementing permanent manpower to help in the field, it is predicted that by the end of July, medical personnel will be extremely overworked.

2015/06/25 | Yang

Taiwan’s Aging Population Pace Breaks World Record

The Taiwanese society has a hyper-aged population of over twenty percent; the growing rate is 1.6 times as much as Japan, 2.8 times more than the U.S. and 7.3 times as much as the U.K.