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2016/02/16 | TNL 編輯
Fiji Becomes First Country To Approve Paris Agreement
Countries in the Asia Pacific region are among the most vulnerable nations when talking about global warming. Recently, Fiji's parliament ratified the implementation of Paris Agreement in their country, hoping to pioneer the official agreement among participating countries.
2016/02/16 | TNL 編輯
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join Fight Against Zika
With more and more people being infected with the Zika virus, many countries are seeking solutions to tackle mosquito-borne diseases, including Taiwan, the UK and Brazil.
2016/02/15 | TNL 編輯
First NYPD Policeman Convicted Of Manslaughter In The Last Decade
In most of the debated police shooting cases in the US, the police are mostly white and the victims African Americans. However, here is a case in which the policeman is Chinese American. Peter Liang is the first NYPD police convicted for shooting a citizen in the last ten years, and nationwide debates regarding ethnicity, race and equality have risen.
2016/02/15 | TNL 編輯
37 Accused Of Insurrection In Hong Kong Fishball Revolution
The “Fishball Revolution” has been the biggest protest against the Hong Kong government since the Umbrella Movement in 2014. Clashes erupted between activists and the police, leading to 61 people arrested and condemnations for the violence.
2016/02/05 | TNL 編輯
India and Myanmar See LGBT Rights Movements Gaining Grounds
India’s Supreme Court has agreed to revisit a previous judgement that upheld a law criminalizing gay sex. The judges say that the issue is a matter of constitutional importance. In Myanmar, a LGBT rights organization also plans to propose a new anti-discrimination law.
2016/02/04 | TNL 編輯
WHO Says Movies With Smoking Scenes Should Be Rated
WHO is calling on governments around the world to rate movies that show tobacco. The organization confirmed that this means films with smoking scenes should be viewed only by those who are 18 and older. Its aim is to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco.
2016/02/04 | TNL 編輯
Amazon Reportedly Plans to Open Hundreds of Physical Bookstores
Amazon reportedly plans to open as many as four hundred bookstores. This prompts many to ask why the company that destroyed the physical bookstore industry would possibly want to operate a physical bookstore and vigorously expand it.
2016/02/04 | TNL 編輯
TPP Signed Amid Mass Protests in New Zealand
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been officially signed in New Zealand today, while groups of protesters gathered outside the signing venue to voice their opposition. The agreement has been contentious for several years in New Zealand, mainly because of the secrecy of the deal, lack of public consultation and fears that New Zealand's sovereignty could be diminished.
2016/02/03 | TNL 編輯
North Korea Plans Long-Range Rocket Launch, Defying International Condemnation
North Korea plans to launch a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit between February 8 and 25, which is viewed by many as a front for a ballistic missile test. The announcement has drawn condemnation from South Korea, Japan and the US.
2016/02/02 | Shih Yuan
Wealthy Chinese Making UK Middle-class Unable to Afford Boarding School
Chinese students with wealthy backgrounds have caused the tuitions of the boarding schools (student ages ranging from 7 to 18) in the UK to rise dramatically, pricing out middle-class British families, which are no longer able to afford the skyrocketed fees.
2016/02/02 | TNL 編輯
Can Netflix Still Be A Global Streaming Platform With These Barriers?
As the Indonesian government blocks Netflix due to cultural recognition and moral values, the online streaming service still needs to deal with regional needs as well as legality issues among VPN users while striving to acquire the global market.
2016/02/01 | Zou Chi
Three Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia
The Indonesia government been cracking down on drugs since President Joko Widodo took office in 2014. However, this is the first time Taiwanese criminals have been sentenced to death in Indonesia.
US Sends Navy Destroyer into the Paracel Islands in Response to South China Sea Dispute
China’s building of artificial islands in the South China Sea has constantly aroused concerns of militarization. Though multiple countries claim partial sovereignty in the area, the US Pentagon sent a navy destroyer to Triton Island on January 30, and stated that the region should be taken as international waters.
2016/01/29 | TNL 編輯
Bangkok Working Closer with Beijing as Another Chinese Journalist Disappears in Thailand
Li Xin, a Chinese editor who secretly works as the government’s informant, has disappeared in Thailand after he left China seeking for asylum. This is the latest case in the recent string of disappearances and abductions aimed at Chinese citizens who threaten the CCP. Is Thailand no longer safe for Chinese fugitives?
2016/01/28 | TNL 編輯
First Zika Case In Taiwan And The Virus Casting Shadow On The 2016 Olympics
Zika has seen its first case in Taiwan on January 19 and the virus’ outbreak in Brazil has drawn world attention as it’s found to be related to microcephaly: babies born with abnormally small heads. With mosquitos being its vector, there are concerns that the outbreak would not be stopped before the 2016 Olympics this August.
2016/01/27 | TNL 編輯
Australian Leaders Unite to Sign Declaration Calling for A Republic
Australia is a constitutional monarchy, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth as head of state. With the declaration, almost all of Australia’s political leaders, including the prime minister and opposition leader, now support the country’s push toward becoming a republic, a move that would be an important assertion of Australians’ national identity.