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2015/11/30 | TNL 編輯

Owing Aboriginals Too Much? DPP Presidential Candidate Will Apologize To The People if Elected

Tsai Ing-wen said that the aboriginal policies announced on August 1 this year were also the first policies announced in the 2016 presidential election. This shows her respect and affirmation towards the original owners of the island and her determination to solve related issues.

2015/11/30 | Yang

Company Executives of Food Safety Scandal Ruled Not Guilty

The prosecutor points out that according to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, the food manufacturers should label the source of its materials, yet the court legalized the food processing procedures because the products meet the safety standards. The prosecutor believes the judge clearly violated the purpose of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.

2015/11/29 | Sid Weng

Taipei MRT Introducing New Coding System for Foreigners

The new Taipei MRT signs will mark each station with the acronym of the color of the MRT line along with a number. If the station is at the intersection of two metro lines, it will have two numbers. Take Taipei Main Station for example; it is on the intersection of Tamsui-Xinyi Line (red line) and Bannan Line (blue line) so it will be labeled as R10 and BL12.

2015/11/29 | TNL 編輯

Too Many Tourists? Admission Fees for Kenting National Park will Increase Next Year

In order to sustain the environment and increase profits, Kenting National Park has decided to implement a new pricing system to help balance supply and demand. Admission fees will be charged at six attractions, including Mobitou Park and Guanshan, which were originally free, and ticket fares will also be adjusted at other places within the park.

2015/11/27 | Yang

Five Cities in Taiwan Fight for Taiwan's Identity in International Organization

The mayor of Kaohsiung, along with Taichung, Tainan and Taipei, signed the letter of protest to the secretary general of ICLEI. As mentioned in the letter, Kaohsiung and the other four cities work hard to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have made good achievements. There is no reason for the cities to accept the mistake made by ICLEI, which may disrupt the friendship between both sides.

2015/11/26 | Shih Yuan

Minister of Education says National Health Insurance should be Provided for Mainland Chinese Students

The Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa says from an education point of view, all students coming from outside of Taiwan should be treated the same. Health insurance is provided for overseas Chinese students and foreign students in Taiwan, but not for those from Mainland China, which has led to some disputes on campus.

2015/11/26 | Kenzo

Government Taking Measures to Preserve Critically Endangered Aboriginal Languages

There has been severe loss of aboriginal (indigenous) languages in the process of Taiwan’s social transition. According to an UNESCO report, there are five indigenous languages listed as critically endangered, nine as vulnerable and 16 at the brink of extinction.

2015/11/26 | Zou Chi

Harvard Researcher Says Chiang Kai-shek Fighting Back against China Was A Disguise

Jay Taylor believes that soon after Chiang retreated to Taiwan, he gave up his plan to recover the lost Mainland China. Chiang prepared to take root in Taiwan, but he kept pretending to want to recover China as a bargaining chip to stabilize domestic affairs and negotiate with the US.

2015/11/25 | Yang

Taiwan Wins Championship in World Robot Olympiad 2015

Professor Soong Kai-tai points out what made the team stand out was their ability to make the robot's eyes and hands fully coordinated. Each movement was executed through the visual system, and the accuracy of the robot was easily affected by the lighting of the space and shadows. The team spent a lot of time overcoming these challenges.

2015/11/25 | 阿Ken

ROC Flag Seen in Latest IS Promotion Video

President Ma Ying-jeou says regarding the conflict in Syria, Taiwan has provided refugees with 350 prefabricated houses and medical assistance in the past. Ma also says he will request relative national security units to remain highly alert and take necessary measures.

2015/11/24 | Kenzo

Indigenous People Refused Entrance of Traditional Territory

Hanisazan has a special significance to the Bunun people. Their ancestors migrated south from Xinyi Township and the mountain was an important watershed where the tribe would gather.

2015/11/24 | Yang

Taiwan's Reading Festival will Begin Next Month

Huang Li-yue, director-general of the Department of the Lifelong Education under the Ministry of Education, says that the biggest problem in modern society is people have no time to read. Huang emphasizes now is the era of lifelong education and "reading is one of the essential factors that will make us winners near the end of our lives."

2015/11/24 | Yang

Former Taiwan Representative to France Impresses the French with Taiwanese Glove Puppetry

Taiwan's former representative to France, Lu Qing-lon (Michel Lu), says, "You don't need to remember Ambassador Lu. But after you see and hear my speech and performance, I guarantee that you will remember that this is Taiwan."

2015/11/23 | Kenzo

Legislators Call on Including High School Students as Official School Council Members

Legislator Xu Zhi-jie high school students have nowhere for their voices to be heard, so they can only demonstrate to express their opinions. He believes Ma's 12-year Compulsory Education policy should start from democratic education on campus.

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.

2015/11/22 | Kenzo

First Taiwan "Losing Campaign" Launched Targeting Three Legislators

Spokesperson of the Appendectomy Project, Lin Zu-yi, stresses the "losing campaign" does not mean to discredit anyone, but just to present to the public how the legislators have done at congress, the records of their statement and their attitude towards all the issues. All of the materials are real, based on evidence and not rumors. There is no violation of the Election and Recall Act.

2015/11/21 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan's Competitiveness Ranks High, But 85.6% People Still Rather Work Abroad?

91% of interviewees that have worked abroad say their salary was higher than their last job in Taiwan. In general, jobs overseas offer salaries that are 30% higher than what they can get in Taiwan. This shows a huge gap in salary standards inside and outside of Taiwan.

2015/11/20 | Zou Chi

Alibaba Launches US$ 307 Million Fund for Taiwan Start-ups

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai points out, executive chairman Jack Ma found out from talking to Taiwanese entrepreneurs that the common concern is a lack of young successors. In order to help young people build start-ups, Alibaba will give out NT$10 billion (approximately US$ 307 million) of venture funds.