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2015/09/30 | Yuan

Nearly One Thousand Bookstores in Taiwan Have Shut Down in the Past Decade

Statistics have shown that in 2015, out of a hundred books, eighty of them are purchased through the Internet in Taiwan. Therefore it's not hard to imagine the recession of brick and mortar bookstores and the reason motels are replacing the bookstores that used to line the streets.

2015/09/30 | Shih Yuan

80 Percent of Chinese Students are Satisfied with Studying and Living in Taiwan

The majority of Chinese students hold positive attitudes towards the education with 80.22% of them feeling satisfied with their studies and lives in Taiwan. But there are 85.99% that hope Chinese students can have the same rights as other foreign students regarding scholarships, health care and work permits.

2015/09/30 | TNL 編輯

Injustice in Educational Subsidy for Taiwanese Aboriginal Students?

Aboriginal students studying in private schools have heavier economic burdens than those who go to public schools. They have to pay an extra amount of about NT$ 25,000 (approximately US$ 750) for tuition compared with the ones that attend public schools. This also threatens the education rights of aboriginal students who already have relatively less educational and economic resources.

2015/09/30 | Sid Weng

Asians to be Largest Immigrant Population in the US Forty Years from Now

Starting from 2011, another big transformation began in the structure of the immigrant population. Those coming from Asia, especially India and China, already exceeded those from Latin America.

2015/09/29 | 楊士範

President Ma Calls for the EU to Start Negotiations Concerning Bilateral Trade Agreements

Ma expressed his hopes that the European Parliament will continue to pass resolutions supporting Taiwan’s participation in global cooperative efforts, such as UNFCCC, ICAO and WHO, as well as international organizations, conventions and mechanisms that respond to the challenges of globalization.

2015/09/29 | 楊士範

Restrictions Loosened Up for Overseas Chinese Graduates to Work in Taiwan

The salary section of the scoring criteria is under adjustment and will be announced before the end of the year. By then, the applications of overseas Chinese graduates to stay in Taiwan will no longer depend on how much their salary is.

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.

2015/09/26 | Yuan

After Six Years...Taiwan's First Documentary on Offshore Fishermen

Director Kuo believes the fishermen have dedicated themselves to their family, but emotionally they are drifting further away from home. Many people share this feeling and she hopes to convey the perseverance and love for the family through this film.

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.

2015/09/25 | Kenzo

Taiwanese Film Directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang Named Top Ten Asian Directors by BIFF

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of BIFF, the festival committee has launched a special program called, Asian Cinema 100. The program has selected 100 significant Asian films, and "A City of Sadness" by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks number five while Taiwanese director Edward Yang ranks number seven with "A Brighter Summer Day." Hou also places number two among the top ten directors in Asia.

2015/09/25 | 阿Ken

Foreign Minister Says Stickers on Taiwan Passport Covers Are Illegal

The Bureau of Consular Affairs points out the actions violate the part of the Enforcement Rules of Passports that state, "Other than filling in relevant information and signatures, passport holders are not authorized to make any alterations to the passports."

2015/09/24 | Yuan

Taiwanese Film Takes Taiwanese History Beyond The 228 Event

Producer Khan Lee says the difficulties of Taiwan in recent years is not having culture and that creativity comes from having culture. He enjoys taiga drama the most, but no one writes historic plays, therefore he used drama reproduction methods to film "Attabu 2."

2015/09/24 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

Expats Rank Singapore Top Destination for Work

Expats ranked Singapore the top destination in the world, ahead of New Zealand, Sweden, Germany and Australia. Singapore provides the right balance of career opportunities, lifestyle and a stable economy, according to an HSBC survey released on September 23.

2015/09/23 | Yang

Taiwanese Students Win Gold at the 2015 Student Academy Awards

Taiwanese students Alyce Tzue and Anson Yu have won the Gold Medal for Animation in the 42nd Student Academy Awards with their 3D short animation, "Soar." This is the first time a Taiwanese student has won a Student Academy Award since 2008.

2015/09/23 | Olivia Yang

Worrying About Your Startup? Strategies for Taiwanese Startups from World-leading Startup Event Slush

We have all these startups that have some success internationally, but we don’t have the level of international success that we would like and used to have in the semiconductor industry or ICT industry.

2015/09/23 | 阿Ken

Four Tips from Japanese Expert To Improve Dementia

The first principle is to keep your brain busy. Research shows that people who have challenging jobs are less likely to have dementia.

2015/09/23 | Yuan

Xi Jin-ping Should be Concerned With What Tsai Ing-wen Will Do If She Becomes Taiwan President

Xi might tell the US that China has not realized how dangerous the stand of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen are. Former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan Richard Bush says that if so, Obama should urge Xi that China needs to react carefully towards Tsai's victory to avoid worsening sensitive issues.

2015/09/22 | Zou Chi

Taiwanese Police Disguised as Social Workers during Investigation Arouses Controversy

The police in Kaohsiung recently disguised themselves up as social workers and arrested 12 people, including a drug trafficking couple. This has angered netizens from the social service field and they criticize the police for taking advantage of the marginalized family's trust established by the dedication of the social workers, and worry this trust may collapse overnight.