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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.
2016/01/09 | Yang
THSRC Employees Owed NT$500 Million Overtime Pay and Request Leaves on Chinese Lunar New Year
According to the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Workers' Union, the THSRC has never paid overtime on national holidays and owe its employees a total of NT$500 million (approximately US$15 million) overtime pay. So far the debts have been ignored by the THSRC.
2015/11/18 | Yang
PFP Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate
James Soong says the reason he chose Xu is to form a coalition government and stop putting personal or partisan interests ahead of national interests. He wants to call an end to controversies among the parties and find back a mutual ideal. Soong says there are talents in every party, but they need to be integrated.
2015/08/18 | Yuan
Taipei Mayor Supporting Anything That Builds Peaceful Development Between Taipei and Shanghai
Since 2010, Taipei and Shanghai have held city forums to carry out practical exchanges. There have been nineteen MOUs signed between the two cities and four more will be added on today.
2016/01/06 | Yang
Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Heading to Beijing for Economic Cooperation Talk
Different from past presidential elections, this time China is offering Taiwan two significant gifts other than creating an ambience of temporary standoff right before the election.
2015/09/27 | 阿Ken
Students from National Chengchi University win the 2015 Hult Prize
The four members of the team, IMPCT, all come from different countries and aim to raise funds to build schools in slums all over the world and foster community teachers to provide better education for children in these areas.
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.
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.