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2016/01/21 | Yuan

[UPDATE] UK Will Respond to “Recognise Taiwan as a Country” Petition

UK authorities have noticed that the number of signitures has gone over the threshold of 10,000, and they will initiate the responding process in the coming days. Once the signing number reaches more than 100,000, the parliament will consider organizing a debate.

2016/01/20 | Anita Chow

UN Labor Agency: Global Unemployment to Rise by 2.3 Million in 2016

The number of unemployed people is estimated to rise by 2.3 million in 2016 and 2.5 million in 2017, which is very likely to top 200 million for the first time ever. The trend will probably cause instability in societies and leave existing jobs vulnerable.

2016/01/18 | Yuan

Is The Sovereignty Clause Influencing Taiwan's Attendance in AIIB?

Bank Group President of AIIB emphasizes the "sovereignty clause” in the AIIB Agreement, leading concerns to Taiwan’s official attendance in the investment bank.

2016/01/12 | TNL 編輯

China Condemns North Korea's Bomb Testing as the U.S. Holds Strong

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced that it was an H-bomb to its citizens as a display of his leadership and also to bring the international spotlight to North Korea. Though there is lack of authenticity to the H-bomb, it has upset many governments and has called into question how North Korea should be contained.

2016/01/12 | Eric Tsai

Peggy Kuo, First Taiwan Born U.S. Judge

Peggy Kuo is now the first Taiwan-born judge in the United States. She joins other Taiwanese American judges, such as CA Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, in the U.S. judicial system.

2016/01/07 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Thai Government To Take Care of Children of Illegal Migrants

Human Rights Watch reported in September, 2014 that there are thousands of migrants and refugee teenagers detained in police lock-up or immigration facilities in Thailand because of their identity. Every year, hundreds of teenagers are detained indefinitely by the Thai government, which deteriorates the children and teenagers’ growth and development.

2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯

Obama Announces New Proposal to Fight Gun Violence

There are more than 30,000 deaths from gun violence each year, and more than 20,000 children under 18 have died from firearms in the last decade in the US. The debate on the gun control issue has therefore become fiercer in the American society.

2016/01/07 | TNL 編輯

Tension Rises in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been involved in the proxy wars in Syria and Yemen. With the growing power of the Islamic State, the two counties’ hostility may build a more complicated situation in the region.

2016/01/06 | Eric Tsai

Taiwanese American Becomes Boston City Council President

First time in 106 years, Boston has elected an Asian American as the City Council President. Taiwanese American Michelle Wu takes up the position in Boston and joins a growing list of Taiwanese Americans who are taking a role in the US government.

2016/01/04 | Yuan

Taiwanese Companies Struggle in Southeast Asia Under Lack of Government Support

The Taiwanese government has been providing less support for ASEAN countries either in political loans or other support, using the excuse of financial crisis and modifications on external policies. But due to the strong support provided by other countries, Taiwan has become increasingly less visible in ASEAN.

2015/12/30 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

20-Year-Old Indonesian Girl Publicly Caned for Premarital Sex

“Take these punishments as a lesson. What has been done by these convicts should not be taken as an example,” said Banda Aceh Deputy Mayor Zainal Arifin, according to the Antara news agency.

2015/12/28 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Myanmar Jade Mine Landslide Arouses Attention to China's Strong Demand for Jade

Last month, a landslide in the same mountainous area in Kachin State killed 114 people. The landslide occurred in Hpakant, an area where lies the source of virtually all of the world's finest jadeite, a near-translucent green stone that is enormously prized in neighboring China and attracts the poor-stricken workers to risk their lives mining over the place.

2015/12/27 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

China and Vietnam Signs First Cooperation Agreement

China also emphasized the need to boost people-to-people exchange between the two countries to further foster comprehensive cooperation, especially in economics and trade, hoping to solve the current imbalanced economic relationship between the two nations.