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2015/08/27 | Shih Yuan
Starting Salary of NT$22,700 for Substitute Military Service in 2016
The conscripts can negotiate with their bosses regarding salary after they finish their first year of the service period. The salary cannot be lower than the average monthly salary of rookies in the same industry or lower than NT$ 28,000 (approximately US$ 860).
2015/08/27 | Sid Weng
Japanese Students Protest Against Japan-U.S. Security Treaty
According to a poll conducted by the Japanese media, Abe’s supporting rate has decreased 30 percent during the examination of the treaty. The Japanese Prime Minister has no choice but to extend the parliament recession that was supposed to end on June 22 to September 27 in order to pass the treaty.
2015/08/26 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan is Second Freest Country in Asia and Hong Kong First
Hong Kong is unique in the way that it long enjoyed high levels of not only economic freedom but also personal liberty and income without transitioning to democracy. The territory’s close adherence to the policies and institutions it inherited from the British, including the rule of law, explains the stability of its governing system.
2015/08/26 | Yang
Japanese AV Idol Provoking Controversy for being Printed on EasyCards
Some people have said on the Internet that the EasyCard Corporation made this decision to provoke controversy. Others feel unfair for Yui Hatano and believe preventing her from being the face of EasyCard is discriminating her identity and career.
2015/08/26 | Yang
Taiwanese Are Willing to Line Up For 30 Minutes, But After That...
If it takes no time to obtain the commodity or if there is no one lining up for it, people cannot associate it with high quality service. The 30 minutes become the turning point of one’s mood while waiting in lines and play a key role in marketing tactics.
2015/08/26 | Yuan
Voluntary Military Service in Taiwan to be Postponed Again
If Taiwan aims to build an all-voluntary force by the end of next year, conscripts born before 1993 (around 110,000 people) will be drafted into the substitute service. But they can not work overtime nor can they be sentinels. The military can only continue to recruit conscripts born before 1993.
Parliament of Singapore Dissolved and General Election to be Held in September
PAP Organising Secretary and Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen said earlier that this will be Singapore's first election in the post-Lee Kuan Yew generation. The election without Lee Kuan Yew will be a milestone for Singaporeans to make a significant choice for the country.
2015/08/25 | Zou Chi
First Aboriginal Textbook launches in Taiwan
“When mainstream teaching materials can not teach the aboriginal kids how to understand themselves, then we must figure out a curriculum and teaching materials suitable for aboriginals to allow the kids to learn by what they are most familiar with.”
2015/08/25 | Yuan
TSMC Wins Case Against Former Employee Who Disclosed Classified Information to Samsung
After his non-compete clause ended in February of 2011, Liang Meng-song collected the obligated NT$ 46,000,000 (approximately US$ 1.4 million) worth of stock dividends and was employed at Samsung in July the same year. But TSMC suspected Liang of leaking classified information to Samsung and appealed to forbid him to work for Samsung until the end of this year.
2015/08/24 | Kenzo
Unreasonable Working Conditions for Migrant Fishermen in Taiwan
There are employers that take NT$ 5,000 (approximately US$ 151) each month out of the fishermen's salary as boarding and food costs. With agencies also cutting unreasonable payments, the workers are left with almost nothing.
2015/08/24 | 阿Ken
Taiwan Will Not Yet Regulate Speech on the Internet
The Vice Premier says there is currently no legislation needed for anti-cyber bullying, yet the society should develop a consensus on the issue and the regulations on Internet speech should also be carried out more rigorously.
2015/08/24 | Yang
Taiwan President Ma Will Not Abolish The Death Penalty
Ma says that a total of fifty people were executed in three years he served as the Minister of Justice and that, "The death penalty won't be abolished, but will be implemented carefully."
2015/08/24 | Yuan
Taiwan Ranks 26 in Female Entrepreneurship Worldwide
Women show strengths in motivation, absorbance of technological knowledge and innovation abilities, but lack influence and confidence in starting a business.
2015/08/22 | Kenzo
Exaggerated Security Measures in China for Military Parade
Apart from purchasing cell phone cards, bicycles (in Tianjin), train tickets, kitchen knives (in Beijing), birth control pills (in Fujian), netizens are mocking the fact that going to the restroom will also be part of the Real-name system.
2015/08/21 | Zou Chi
Former President of Taiwan Says The War of Resistance against Japan isn't a Historical Fact
Former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui writes, "(70 years ago) Taiwan and Japan were the same country. If we were part of the same country, then saying that Taiwan was at war with Japan isn't true at all."
2015/08/21 | Sid Weng
Best-before Dates Causing Serious Food Waste in Japan
Japan has implemented the three-point system. Food preserved over one-third of the best-before date needs to be taken off from the shelf and disposed.
2015/08/21 | Yuan
North Korea Ready For War Against South Korea
North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un has announced through official media that its military front line is ready for war and asks South Korea to stop pumping radio propaganda.
2015/08/20 | Kenzo
Taiwan To Extend Limitation on Number of Chinese Tourists
The National Development Council thinks there are ways to strengthen exporting services. Tourism in Taiwan is a part of the service industry; therefore there is still room for improvement and will be the focus for the second half of the year.