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2015/12/30 | Anita Chow
New Book Speculates China’s Former Premier to Be Gay
Zhou Enlai, who is titled as the people's premier, had a long marriage of 50 years, but he had no children. Tsoi believes that Zhou had once been in love with a male schoolmate two years his junior named Li Fujing, and he and his wife Deng Yingchao had no romantic relationship. However, Tsoi does not provide any evidence. Her thoughts are merely speculations based on Zhou and Deng's diaries, letters and articles.
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.
2015/12/14 | Zou Chi
Taiwanese Government Encourages Chinese Investors to Enter the ICT Industry While People Oppose
A scholar-organized alliance launched a petition on the Internet opposing the trade pact opening up the information and communication technology (ICT) industry for Chinese investors. According to the petition, the Taiwanese integrated-circuit-design industry accounted for 22% of the global market share in 2014, which ranks second in the world, following the US.
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.
2019/09/24 | TNL Staff
2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei's LGBT Hotspots
In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. You can join the annual pride parade in Taipei on 10/26, with the parade route starting at the Taipei City Hall plaza and ending in front of the Presidential Office Building. If you’re planning to celebrate pride (and halloween!) in Taipei, follow our Taipei Pride Map to experience what Taipei has to offer for the LGBT community.
A Comprehensive Breakdown of Insurance Deductions from Salaries in Taiwan
Have you ever wondered whether you are paying the correct amount in insurance and pension contributions every month? This handy guide will help you find out.
2015/09/22 | Yang
PFP Criticizes Single Women Presidential Candidates for Not Understanding Family Needs
Lin Jing-yi, the director of the DPP Sisterhood, says that single women are unlucky to live in Taiwan. Bosses will say, "You don't need to take care of the children," when single women are working overtime. They also have the responsibility to take care of the sick elders in the family because, "You don't have a family." When the country is facing the crisis of low fertility rate, single women are blamed for the national security crisis.
2015/11/22 | Kenzo
Trade Talks: China-Imported Food Inspection to be Done Within 48 Hours?
Yang Jen-ni, director-general of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) hopes to establish a computerized information exchange system that can be used to approve an import permit within 48 hours after receiving a clearance application. Legislator Lin Shu-fen criticizes the 48-hour clearance treatment is feeding Taiwanese people poison.
2015/12/21 | Yuan
Landslide in Shenzhen, China Leaves 59 Missing
Shenzhen is located in southern China, where hills and mountains account for more than 70% of the area, in which typhoons and heavy rains happen frequently. But the government has developed the mountains at large scale since the special economic zone was established. This has destroyed the landscape and caused several geological disasters.
2015/09/14 | Kenzo
Chinese Local Travel Agency Bans Taiwanese Tour Bus from Playing Anti-Communism Video
According to understanding, the letter was addressed with a harsh manner, saying the documentary has produced terribly negative impact and was severely criticized by the related authorities of Hebei. In the letter, they even stress the policy regarding banning any documentary that damages national image on Taiwanese tour buses and claim to strictly review any documentary and propaganda clips to be played on the tour buses, as well as the words of each local tour guide.
2018/09/10 | TNL Staff
CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers
Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.