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2015/09/22 | Sid Weng
How Polluted is the Air Today? Check Out the Real-time Air Pollution Map
Through the map, people can learn about the current air pollution situation in their location to consider whether to go out for a run or to take protective measures. On the other hand, it can also urge local governments to take action to reduce air pollution before it turns severe.
2015/09/22 | TNL 編輯
Tsai Ing-wen's Energy Policy for Taiwan
Tsai says that she hopes the KMT can face the facts and do not ignore the real calculation of the cost of nuclear power just to advocate the energy source. The KMT should note how much risk nuclear disaster might bring to the Taiwanese society because these are all unbearable for Taipower itself.
2015/09/22 | Yang
PFP Criticizes Single Women Presidential Candidates for Not Understanding Family Needs
Lin Jing-yi, the director of the DPP Sisterhood, says that single women are unlucky to live in Taiwan. Bosses will say, "You don't need to take care of the children," when single women are working overtime. They also have the responsibility to take care of the sick elders in the family because, "You don't have a family." When the country is facing the crisis of low fertility rate, single women are blamed for the national security crisis.
2015/09/21 | Yuan
The Paper Dome Commemorates the Two Major Earthquakes in Taiwan and Japan
Though the 921 earthquake in Taiwan occurred four years after the Kobe earthquake (also known as the Great Hanshin earthquake), they are linked together because of a church.
2015/09/21 | 阿Ken
Anything Behind China Issuing Electronic Taiwan Compatriot Travel Documents?
Starting from September 21, China will issue electronic Taiwan compatriot travel documents and the original paper passes will be discontinued. Premier Mao Chi-kuo says he did not know of the changes until he read the newspaper. Mao says China has already hurt the feelings of the Taiwanese by doing so.
2015/09/20 | Yang
How Long Do Most Mammals Take To Urinate? Taiwanese-American Scientist Finds The 21-Second Rule
Taiwanese-American David Hu studies fluid dynamics and when his son was three years old, Hu had to take him to the toilet every 30 minutes where his son would spend an average of 20 seconds. Hu was curious why it took such a small body so long to urinate.
2015/09/20 | Yang
E-bikes Banned from Sidewalks and Cycle-ways Starting in October
Since the highest speed of e-bikes can go up to 25 km/h and bear a huge difference with pedestrians and bicycles, e-bikes will be banned from sidewalks and cycle-ways in Taipei City for safety concerns.
2015/09/20 | Yang
What's Wrong With the Rural Education in Taiwan?
Business icon Stanley Yen says methods that are meant to cultivate elites can't be implemented on all students. Why should the other talents and advantages of seventy percent of students be neglected?
2015/09/18 | Kenzo
Taipei Named Most Dangerous City in the World
Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul were named the three most vulnerable cities when facing global disasters. If adding on the scale of economic loss of accidents or natural disasters, Taipei estimates a loss of US$ 181.2 billion, becoming the most vulnerable city in the world.
2015/09/18 | Kenzo
Why Is The Government Issuing Porn Star EasyCards but not Talking about Legalizing Sex Trade?
Collective Of Sex Workers And Supporters (COSWAS) points out that the government and the EasyCard Corporation have been avoiding the fundamental problem of the sex industry. The association publicly calls on Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je to support the rights of prostitutes and requests the Taipei City government to state their stand regarding the sex industry and policies legalizing sex trade.
2015/09/18 | Yuan
China and the US Collaborate to Construct High-Speed Railway
Just before the visit of Chinese President Xi Jin-ping to the US, China Railway International Inc. and XpressWest Enterprises LLC announced a joint venture to construct a high-speed railway. This will be China's first high-speed rail project in the US.
2015/09/17 | Yang
Alishan Forest Railway Reopening After Six Years of Suspension
Alishan Forest Railway has been suspended ever since the Typhoon Morakot devastated southern Taiwan in 2009. After six years of reconstruction and restoration, the train finally entered the testing stage for reopening on September 15.
2015/09/17 | Yuan
The Philippines Shift Production of Voting Machines to Taiwan in Fear of China’s Interference
Concerned that China might sabotage the country’s 2016 presidential election due to the South China Sea dispute, the Philippines decided to shift the production site of the voting machines from China to Taiwan.
2015/09/16 | Kenzo
Taiwanese is Rejected Visiting UN Office in Geneva
After showing her ID, Cai was rejected by the UN staff member, saying that the UN does not accept Taiwanese passports and IDs, and she cannot enter. The receptionist further stressed that Taiwan is a part of China, and required Cai to show a Chinese passport or ID.
2015/09/16 | Yang
The US Has Three Noes for Taiwan's 2016 Presidential Election
Former White House National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs Michael J. Green says that Washington D.C. and Taiwan should each have "three Noes." Taiwan's three noes are no surprises, no change of the status quo, and no free rides for the new government.
2015/09/16 | Yuan
Taiwan to Launch Book Coupons to Boost Publishing Industry
The coupons will be limited to college or under college students with NT$ 300 (approximately US$ 10) each. The budget is estimated to be nearly NT$ 1 billion (approximately US$ 30 million) and will be implemented as soon as the end of the year.
2015/09/15 | Zou Chi
Loss of Transitional Justice: Japanese Victim of 228 Incident is Rejected Compensation from Taiwanese Government
The Ministry of the Interior said that after the break-off of the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan, there was no precedent to be conformed to, and in situations of Taiwanese citizens applying for compensation to Japanese government, like the cases of comfort women during the WWII, no compensation was granted. The Ministry of the Interior thus decided to reject the application of compensation on grounds of the principle of equality and mutual benefits.
2015/09/15 | Yang
The KMT Reflects on Its Current and Future Direction
Legislator Lin Yu-fang suggests that KMT high-level leaders meet up and says, “You can argue, just don’t throw fists. Close the door and have a heart-to-heart. It’s okay to burst into tears.”