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2015/09/20 | Yang

E-bikes Banned from Sidewalks and Cycle-ways Starting in October

Since the highest speed of e-bikes can go up to 25 km/h and bear a huge difference with pedestrians and bicycles, e-bikes will be banned from sidewalks and cycle-ways in Taipei City for safety concerns.

2016/10/20 | Kyodo News

Capsule Hotels in Japan Evolve, Reaching Out to Foreign Tourists, Women

A new breed of lodging featuring capsule hotels' signature stack of sleeping capsules is focusing on women, younger travelers and foreign tourists as well as men seeking more than the bare minimum.

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.

2016/10/11 | Kyodo News

Documentary Film on Tsukiji Fish Market Released Amid Relocation Row

'Tsukiji Wonderland' has been released at a time when the wholesale fish market is drawing additional attention after newly elected Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike postponed the relocation of the aging market in central Tokyo.

2015/11/18 | Zou Chi

KMT Presidential Candidate Announces His Running Mate

Eric Chu says with his expertise in finance, he will be devoted to economic developments and more peaceful cross-strait relations. On the other hand, Wang Ju-hsuan will play the role in assuring people of all social levels can benefit from the economic developments, especially women, laborers and minority groups.

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.

2019/09/03 | Global Voices

A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation

Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.

2015/12/27 | Kenzo

China Might Deport French Journalist for Article on China's Race Policy

French journalist of L'Obs magazine, Ursula Gauthier, which was published on November 18, accused the Chinese authorities of using the Paris attacks to justify the repression in Xinjiang. She believes the reason Beijing claims to stand with Paris is to win international support to justify crackdowns on the Uighur people.

2016/01/15 | 阿Ken

Former US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit after Taiwan Elections

Regarding cross-strait relations after Taiwan’s presidential election, United States Department of State announced that the Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken is going to visit China and the US will also send former Deputy Secretary William Burns to Taiwan, where he will meet President Ma to communicate messages from the US to Taiwan and China.

2021/02/26 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Secures 20 Million Vaccine Doses, First To Arrive This Quarter

In an update on Taiwan's procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang defended Taiwan's late rollout.

2019/11/01 | Rik Glauert

Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality

Although Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage in May, transnational couples are still fighting for marriage equality.

2015/11/17 | Zou Chi

Chinese Marriage Migrants Request Equal Rights For Their Children's Education

If the children of Chinese marriage migrants are not issued a long-term residential permit before turning 20, they will need to stop their studies and leave Taiwan. Spokesperson of the New Immigrants Labor Rights Association says this not only torture for the children to be separated from their parents, but also a threat to cross-strait families.

2019/04/22 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan's Uber Drivers Protest Against Plan to Tighten Regulations

Uber drivers say the proposed 'Uber Clause' would force the ride-sharing giant out of business in Taiwan.

2015/10/13 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

28% of the Fish Indonesians Consume Are Full of Plastic and Debris

Indonesia has few landfills and little waste collection or recycling. Instead, large amounts of plastic are tossed directly onto the beaches and into the ocean. A lack of purified drinking water that forces Indonesian residents to drink bottled water, and they often toss the plastic bottles.