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Apple to Build Research Center in Indonesia and Google to Help Develop Internet in Remote Areas
During Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to the US on October 25, he will drop by the Apple Inc. headquarters to meet with its CEO, Tim Cook and discuss their investment plan in Indonesia. Joko Widodo will also meet with representatives from Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook to discuss investing in the country, such as discussing with Google about developing Internet in remote areas in Indonesia.
2015/10/18 | 阿Ken
HSBC Survey Ranks Taiwan as 8th Best Country for Expats
HSBC Bank’s 2015 Expat Explorer Survey shows that Singapore ranks first as the world's best destination for expats while Taiwan ranks eighth. One of the reasons Singapore ranked first in the survey is that they have lower tax rates compared to the US. For Chinese communities, Singapore also offers the potential advantages of having a similar culture.
2015/10/18 | 阿Ken
China's Investment in British Nuclear Power Plant Worries British Military
A British national defense official says the military is "very worried" about China's participation in the construction of nuclear power plants, and that the Chinese might take the chance to hack the computer system and add traps or loopholes to take control over the nuclear power plants.
2015/10/15 | Sid Weng
Japan Displeased with Inclusion of the Nanjing Massacre in the Memory of the World by UNESCO
During Chinese State Councilor Yang Jie-chi’s visit to Japan, UNESCO decided to include the 1937 Nanjing Massacre documents in the Memory of the World. Tokyo remains suspicious about the credibility of these documents and protests against the decision. Japan is also considering suspending its funding for UNESCO.
2015/10/14 | Sid Weng
South Korea Forcing Schools to Use Government-Issued History Textbooks
Opposing parties, students and scholars have criticized the government for distorting the history of South Korea, accusing the government for being against the democracy. More than 60 thousand professors disapprove the government's actions, along with dozens of university students, labor unions and religious and social movement organizations. Many citizens and student groups have taken to the streets and were driven away by the police.
2015/10/11 | Yang
Taiwan Universities Might Replace English Departments with Southeast Asian Languages Due To Growing Demand
In regard that the supply of English-speaking talent exceeds the demand, the Ministry of Education considers it necessary to restructure the academic distribution while many scholars are in favor of cutting the amount of English departments and replacing them with departments of Southeast Asian languages and other rare languages.
2015/10/08 | 阿Ken
China Buying the UK Piece by Piece
"Owned by China" is replacing "Made in China" in the UK market today. For example, China has already bought 9% of the Thames Water Utilities, 10% of the Heathrow Airport, 60% of Weetabix, 89% of House of Fraser, 80% of EDF and all of PizzaExpress. The British are probably unaware of these purchases.
2015/10/06 | Yang
Tu You-you, First Chinese to Receive Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
Tu has no doctoral degree, international experience or title as an academician at the China Academy. Even the Chinese official media, including Xinhua and CCTV, have raised the question why hasn't the Chinese academic field given Tu You-you recognition for 44 years?
2015/10/06 | Yuan
12 Nations Reach Consensus in TPP Negotiation, But What About Taiwan?
So far Taiwan has signed economic cooperation agreements with Singapore and New Zealand, and the government is now reviewing if our current regulations meet international standards. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to explain to the TPP members Taiwan's determination in trade liberalization and request to join the second round of negotiation in TPP.
Vietnamese Journalist Sentenced for Passing State Secrets to China
This is another spy case related to China following the Chinese spy pigeon incident in January this year. The Vietnamese police claimed that some of the Chinese race pigeons flying to Vietnam were probing state secrets of Vietnam.
2015/10/04 | Anita Chow
Chinese Tourists Storm Tokyo and Taiwan During Golden Week
Weibo users title their posts with words like, "Shinjuku occupied! Akihabara occupied! Shibuya occupied! Ikebukuro occupied! Tokyo basically has been under our control!" Japan has even created a new word, bakubai, to describe Chinese tourist's crazy shopping spree.
2015/09/30 | Sid Weng
Asians to be Largest Immigrant Population in the US Forty Years from Now
Starting from 2011, another big transformation began in the structure of the immigrant population. Those coming from Asia, especially India and China, already exceeded those from Latin America.
2015/09/29 | 楊士範
President Ma Calls for the EU to Start Negotiations Concerning Bilateral Trade Agreements
Ma expressed his hopes that the European Parliament will continue to pass resolutions supporting Taiwan’s participation in global cooperative efforts, such as UNFCCC, ICAO and WHO, as well as international organizations, conventions and mechanisms that respond to the challenges of globalization.