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2016/02/28 | Yang

Hong Kong Denies Passports With “Republic Of Taiwan” Stickers

The passport sticker that replaces the ROC symbol with a “Republic of Taiwan” image has been rejected by customs in Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. However the stickers have been considered valid in most Western countries.

2016/02/27 | Shih Yuan

School Officials Threaten To Ban College Students From Campus For Posting Flyers On Chiang Kai-shek Statue

An university student group called for transitional justice regarding the 228 Incident by posting flyers all over a Chiang Kai-shek statue on campus. School officials tore down the posters and threatened to ban the students from campus.

2016/02/26 | TNL 編輯

Revival of North Gate Highlights The Plight of Historic Site Preservation in Taiwan

The North Gate in Taipei has recently been under spotlight with the demolition of a nearby bridge, which makes the gate completely visible again after 39 years. However, it also draws attention to the preservation of other historic sites in Taiwan.

2016/02/26 | TNL 編輯

Countries Banning Plastic Bags, What About Taiwan?

Each year, approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. While it takes only seconds for humans to produce millions of plastic bags, the decomposition of the petroleum-made product lasts for hundreds of years. Governments around world are acting more actively to cope with the persistent problem, but what about Taiwan?

2016/02/25 | Yang

Chiang Kai-shek Among Top Nine Killers in the 20th Century and Responsible for the 228 Incident?

The February 28 Incident (228) in 1947 was a turning point for the development of democracy in Taiwan. Back then, the government violently suppressed a conflict between the people and the police, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. With the 69th anniversary of the tragedy coming up this Sunday, some have brought up that Chiang Kai-shek, often recognized as the “founding father” of the Republic of China (ROC), was most responsible for the incident.

2016/02/25 | TNL 編輯

New Surveillance Technology Applied To Enhance Urban Transportation Safety

An intelligent surveillance system is planned to be applied to urban transportation in Taiwan, which may reduce risks of anti-social actions.

2016/02/25 | TNL 編輯

Le Cordon Bleu Might Start Culinary Program In Taiwan Soon

In 2011, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism has reached a cooperative agreement with Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most famous culinary and hospitality schools in the world. Facilities were built five years later, but laws forbade the programs to open. The Taiwanese government is working together to make the school legal, promising to finish the administrational process within a week.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Freddy Lim Restates His Position of Taiwan's Independence in First Interpellation

Freddy Lim (林昶佐), former vocalist for Taiwan heavy metal band Chthonic (閃靈樂團), founded the New Power Party (NPP) in 2015. On January 16, he was elected into the parliament and had his first interpellation on February 23, in which he raised three issues.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Upside-Down House in Taipei Draws Limelight

The Upside Down House exhibition in Taipei features an upside-down house decorated in American country style and furnished with real-size tables and chairs stuck to the ceiling. Since its debut, the house has attracted thousands of visitors and drawn international attention.

2016/02/24 | Zou Chi

14 Taiwanese People Die Of H1N1 In A Week; CDC Giving Out Free Medication

Remember the H1N1 panic in 2010? A new type of H1N1 has been spreading this winter and the CDC is implementing precaution methods before it gets even more serious.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Students Stand Out In iF International Design Awards

Taiwanese students have won ten out of 33 awards in the iF Public Value Student Awards in Germany. The awards recognize innovative projects and ideas devoted to the service of public interests.

2016/02/23 | TNL 編輯

Launch of Taoyuan International Airport MRT Line Postponed Again

The Taoyuan International Airport MRT Line has failed to meet several criteria before its anticipated launch in March. Taoyuan Mayor says that passenger safety should still be the top priority and the launch of the MRT line is to be postponed.

2016/02/23 | TNL 編輯

Chinese Government Sends Warning Letter To Taiwan-Supporting US Representative

On February 4, the Chinese government sent a letter to a US representative, who has been promoting interactions between Taiwan and the State of Mississippi, requesting him not to encourage official exchanges between Taiwan and the US.

2016/02/22 | TNL 編輯

Child Marriage Continues To Endanger Millions of Children

Despite widespread condemnation of child marriage, the practice persists around the world and about 37 thousand children are victims each day. Activists around the world are now finding different ways to tackle this pressing issue.

2016/02/21 | Zou Chi

Taiwan Film Industry Shines At 66th Berlin Film Festival

“Crosscurrent” was the only Chinese production in the 18 films competing for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards this year; while "Anchorage Prohibited" was awarded the Audi Short Film Award, and depicts the struggles of international workers in Taiwan.

2016/02/21 | Zou Chi

Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials Prove Scientific Success, But Not Legal

The results of a blind trial on a newly developed breast cancer vaccine, OBI-822, bear scientific and medical importance, but the drug is not allowed a permit under current regulations because it did not pass clinical trials. If OBI-822 passes future trials, Taiwan would be the first country in the world to develop a carbohydrate-based vaccine for breast cancer.

2016/02/19 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Film Raises Criticism Over Aboriginal Issue

“David Loman 2,”directed by Chu Ke-liang, has hit NT$170 million (approximately US$ five million) at the box office. However, a scene where the actors imitate Tao aboriginals has provoked criticism for not respecting the people.