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2015/10/30 | Anita Chow

Is China's Two-Children Policy Too Late?

The two-child policy seems too late for the older generation. It is estimated that young people born after 1980 are the ones that can benefit from the new policy. People.cn mentions that the government should provide relevant support for education, childcare and medical equipment to improve the environment for raising children. They also have to make sure the milk powder is safe.

2015/10/30 | Yang

KMT Presidential Candidate says Law Governing the Legislative Yuan's Power Should Be Revised

Chu says that the first goal is to maintain peace within cross-strait relations according to "One China, different interpretations" and the "1992 Consensus." The second is political reform. Chu thinks Taiwan the cabinet system suits Taiwan and the island should adopt its spirit. The operation of the Legislative Yuan should also be as simple as possible.

2015/10/29 | Sid Weng

2015 Freedom on the Net Report Shows China Offers Internet Users Least Freedom

Freedom House has been rating the degree of Internet freedom from 2011. Iran has placed last in the last four reports, but this year China has surpassed Iran and is now the country that offers least freedom on the Net.

2015/10/29 | Yuan

Taiwan Government Forms Southeast Asian Advisory Committee to Promote Cultural Exchange

Minister of the Ministry of Culture Hung Meng-chi says that Taiwan enjoys rich cultural experiences and language assets brought by the nearly one million Southeast Asian friends. This is Taiwan's fortune and valuable asset. He believes that Taiwan and Southeast Asia can find mutual goals and take practical actions from their shared experiences.

2015/10/28 | Zou Chi

Taiwan President Calls For Including Chinese Students in the Health Insurance System

Ma pointed out that Taiwan regulations still have some limitations upon the Chinese students, and the students take these limitations as discrimination. For example, the Chinese students have no health insurance according to the current regulations. Ma asks if other foreign students can have health insurance, why can't the Chinese students?

2015/10/28 | 阿Ken

Taiwanese High Schools Offering Southeast Asian Languages Courses Due To High Demand

At first, the schools only opened courses for European, Japanese and Korean languages, but with the surge in the number of immigrants from Southeast Asia and their second generations, as well as Southeast Asia's rapid economic development, more high schools have started to offer courses for Southeast Asian languages.

2015/10/27 | Yang

Taiwan Government to Set Up Ten Thousand Phone Charging Stations on the Island

There are more than 16 million smart phone users in Taiwan and about 80% need to have their smart phones with them when they go out. On October 26, the Executive Yuan decided that over 1,300 post offices in Taiwan will provide free phone charging stations before the end of this year.

2015/10/27 | Zou Chi

Taiwan Places Third in World’s Biggest Breakdancing Competition, BOTY

BOTY is now one of the world's oldest and the most influential breakdancing competitions, often referred to as the world cup of breakdancing. It was held in Braunschweig, Germany last weekend, and U-Taipei, representing Taiwan, advanced to the semi-finals and placed third in the competition.

2015/10/27 | Zou Chi

Will Taiwan be the Sixth Country to Recognize E-sports as an Official Sports? Sport Administration Shows Hesitation

The SA issued a press release clarifying that e-sports need to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee to become an official sport in Taiwan. The decision has aroused controversy. Lin Chung-chieh, commissioner of Taipei City Government's Department of Economic Development, says that from now on they will record meetings with the SA for evidence.

2015/10/27 | 阿Ken

Taiwan National Defense Report Says The PRC Will Complete Armed Forces Against Taiwan by 2020

According to the 2015 National Defense Report, despite the fact that cross-strait relations have improved and the PRC claims to settle cross-strait issues through peaceful means, the PRC still continues to strengthen military forces against Taiwan, showing their ambition of claiming Taiwan has not changed. It is said that the PRC will be ready to annex Taiwan by 2020.

2015/10/27 | Yuan

USS Lassen to Sail into Disputed Chinese Islands

The US argues that under international law, building up artificial islands on previously submerged reefs does not entitle a country to make a territorial claim.

2015/10/26 | Zou Chi

Largest LGBTI Conference in Asia to be Held in Taipei

Ruth Baldacchino, ILGA co-secretary general, says that she hopes the Taiwanese government can draw a line between public opinions and the values of human rights and shouldn't let public opinions infringe human rights. Also, the government needs to keep focusing on preventing discrimination against homosexuals on campus and in workplaces.

2015/10/26 | Yang

Taiwanese Afraid To Retire Unless They Have NT$10 Million Saved

Although over half of the people depend on government pension to cope with their living expenditure after retirement, people do not trust the management of the government. The survey finds that 64% of people worry Greece's financial crisis will occur in Taiwan due to the excessive welfare subsidies.

2015/10/26 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:Indochina

Vietnam Warns Chinese Exporters Not to Print "Diaoyu Island Belongs to China" on Apple Cartons

The carton messages violate international and Vietnamese law, according to a statement on the official Vietnamese customs' website. In addition, China's territorial claims are under protest from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Brunei.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

KMT Presidential Candidate Plans to Turn Taichung into Capital of Taiwan

KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu says he will integrate Taichung City and Taichung County through road construction and urban planning to turn the region into Taiwan's capital. He also emphasizes that he will boost cross-strait economy to create a win-win situation if elected.

2015/10/23 | Shih Yuan

New Voluntary Guardian System in Taiwan States Guardians Do Not Need to be Blood Relatives

According to the existing guardian system, almost all guardians are children or relatives. The new system allows the elderly to choose their guardian when they are still sane. The candidates aren't limited to blood relatives and their rights and obligations are written in plain text, which may reduce family disputes and the burden of the society.

2015/10/23 | 阿Ken

Event Organizer of Water Park Explosion Says KMT Presidential Candidate Is Lying

Lu held a press conference on October 22, arguing that the prosecutors had not gone after the New Taipei City Government and also criticized Eric Chu, KMT 2016 presidential candidate, of claiming that the government did not know anything in advance. Lu indicated that Chu was lying and shirking responsibility.

2015/10/22 | Zou Chi

Chinese Tourists Only Bringing People and No Revenue to Taiwan?

Legislator Chen Ou-po says that the tourism industry has been overly dependent on Chinese tourists, but their average travel budget is only US$ 94. However, the average travel budget for Australian tourists is US$ 1,223, which means the expenses of one Australian tourist's equals to that of 13 Chinese tourists. Chen suggests that Taiwan should seek more tourists from other countries instead of relying on China.