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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.

2015/10/05 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

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.

2015/09/26 | Yuan

Chinese President says Constructions in the South China Sea do not Affect Others

The Spratly Islands is the southernmost of the four islands in the South China Sea. They also have the most reefs scattered among a total area of 820 thousand M². This is where the South China Sea territorial dispute is about.

2015/09/24 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Expats Rank Singapore Top Destination for Work

Expats ranked Singapore the top destination in the world, ahead of New Zealand, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Singapore provides the right balance of career opportunities, lifestyle and a stable economy, according to an HSBC survey released on September 23.

2015/09/23 | Yuan

Xi Jin-ping Should be Concerned With What Tsai Ing-wen Will Do If She Becomes Taiwan President

Xi might tell the US that China has not realized how dangerous the stand of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen are. Former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan Richard Bush says that if so, Obama should urge Xi that China needs to react carefully towards Tsai's victory to avoid worsening sensitive issues.

2015/09/22 | Sid Weng

How Polluted is the Air Today? Check Out the Real-time Air Pollution Map

Through the map, people can learn about the current air pollution situation in their location to consider whether to go out for a run or to take protective measures. On the other hand, it can also urge local governments to take action to reduce air pollution before it turns severe.