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2015/09/02 | Sid Weng

Australians Protesting Against Chinese Property Tycoons

Chinese property tycoons have flocked to invest in Australian real estate in recent years, skyrocketing local housing prices and upsetting some Australians.

2015/09/02 | TNL香港編輯

Japan Dolphin Hunting Season Starts and Two Conservationists Are Rejected Entry

Local police officers and villagers were supervising every move of conservationists in Taiji and the Japanese media even questioned why they were visiting the area. The authorities are unwilling to let them photograph anything, so they are even banned from carrying cell phones into supermarkets.

2015/08/31 | Sid Weng

120,000 Japanese Surround the Capitol in Protest of New Security Bill

Opposers see the amendment as a "legislation of war" and are worried young people will be forced to go on the battlefield if Japan gets involved in international wars.

2015/08/29 | Yuan

45 Cities Worldwide Take to the Streets for Malaysian Prime Minister to Step Down

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said in a statement the rally is an illegal activity. It also says the assembly will build up negativity towards the government and damage the nation's image, so it has decided to ban any promotion.

2015/08/27 | Sid Weng

Japanese Students Protest Against Japan-U.S. Security Treaty

According to a poll conducted by the Japanese media, Abe’s supporting rate has decreased 30 percent during the examination of the treaty. The Japanese Prime Minister has no choice but to extend the parliament recession that was supposed to end on June 22 to September 27 in order to pass the treaty.

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.

2015/08/25 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

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.

2015/08/11 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

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.