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2015/08/26 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan is Second Freest Country in Asia and Hong Kong First
Hong Kong is unique in the way that it long enjoyed high levels of not only economic freedom but also personal liberty and income without transitioning to democracy. The territory’s close adherence to the policies and institutions it inherited from the British, including the rule of law, explains the stability of its governing system.
Parliament of Singapore Dissolved and General Election to be Held in September
PAP Organising Secretary and Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen said earlier that this will be Singapore's first election in the post-Lee Kuan Yew generation. The election without Lee Kuan Yew will be a milestone for Singaporeans to make a significant choice for the country.
2015/08/22 | Kenzo
Exaggerated Security Measures in China for Military Parade
Apart from purchasing cell phone cards, bicycles (in Tianjin), train tickets, kitchen knives (in Beijing), birth control pills (in Fujian), netizens are mocking the fact that going to the restroom will also be part of the Real-name system.
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.
2015/08/19 | 阿Ken
Livability Rate Declining; Taipei Ranks 60th Safest City in the World
The average livability rate has decreased by 1 percent since 2010, mainly because the stability (and safety) rate has declined by 2.2 percent.
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 | Yuan
Indonesian Aircraft Crashes with 54 On Board
An Indonesian Trigana Air aircraft carrying 54 people has crashed in the east of the Papua province. The cause of the accident is said to be bad weather.
2015/08/14 | Sid Weng
McDonald's Japan Facing Largest Deficit in Its History
McDonald’s Japan presented their financial statement of the first half of the year on August 12. It states the fast food chain has broke the record for largest deficit since 2001 with a net loss of JPY$ 26.2 billion (approximately US$ 210 million).
2015/08/13 | Yuan
17 Dead and 400 Injured So Far in Tianjin Explosion
A warehouse located in the Binhai New Area development area in Tianjin exploded on the evening of August 12 evening. The inflammable and explosive goods stored in the warehouse triggered an explosion magnitude of 21 tons of TNT.
China and Japan Compete for High-Speed Railway Contract in Indonesia
China says it is offering more “competitive” benefits for the construction of Indonesia’s first high-speed railway — compared to a rival Japanese offer — as the country completes a feasibility study on the project.
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).
2015/08/09 | 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.