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2015/08/19 | Shih Yuan
Taiwan National Health Insurance to Stop Covering Medicine Costs
The National Health Insurance Administration under the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced they will stop covering medication costs starting from September, as prices for certain medicine are higher than the reimbursement from the National Health Insurance (NHI).
2015/08/19 | TNL 編輯
EVA Air Says Unenthusiastic Employees May Resign
Flight attendants of EVA Air are dissatisfied about their working schedules, but the company sent out resigning application saying, "Flight attendants who do not show their devotion can choose to leave."
2015/08/19 | 阿Ken
Livability Rate Declining; Taipei Ranks 60th Safest City in the World
The average livability rate has decreased by 1 percent since 2010, mainly because the stability (and safety) rate has declined by 2.2 percent.
2015/08/19 | Zou Chi
Taipei City Will Exclude the Rich in Cash Gift for Senior Citizens
The number of recipients will drop from 400,000 to 18,000 people. The government expects to save NT$ 680 million to NT$ 700 million.
2015/08/18 | Shih Yuan
Taipei City Joint Wedding Opens Up to Same-sex Couples
The second joint wedding in Taipei City this year is scheduled to be held on October 24 and will be the first time same-sex couples are allowed to attend.
2015/08/18 | TNL 編輯
Typhoon Soudelor Would Have Been Stronger If Not for El Nino
There is a negative feedback mechanism to prevent typhoons from overdevelopment. This happened to typhoon Soudelor, and the forthcoming typhoon Goni also belongs to this kind of weakened typhoon.
2015/08/18 | Sid Weng
Myanmar Girls Forced To Sell Their Virginity
Myanmar people believe that breaking one's virginity can prolong life and even treat AIDS, so many locals living in poverty sell their daughters' virginity to survive and there is quite a large demand for a girl's chastity.
2015/08/18 | Yuan
Taipei Mayor Supporting Anything That Builds Peaceful Development Between Taipei and Shanghai
Since 2010, Taipei and Shanghai have held city forums to carry out practical exchanges. There have been nineteen MOUs signed between the two cities and four more will be added on today.
2015/08/18 | Yuan
27 Dead and 125 Injured in Bangkok Explosion
A popular tourist attraction near the Erawan shrine in Bangkok, Thailand exploded on the evening of August 17.
2015/08/17 | Yuan
Indonesian Aircraft Crashes with 54 On Board
An Indonesian Trigana Air aircraft carrying 54 people has crashed in the east of the Papua province. The cause of the accident is said to be bad weather.
2015/08/17 | Yang
President Ma Says Taiwan Might Be The Only Country That Believes Comfort Women Weren't Forced
There have been recent voices in Taiwan saying some of the comfort women were voluntary, which sparked a heated debate. Ma says the CNN website mentions Taiwan might be the only country that doesn’t believe the comfort women were forced.
2015/08/16 | Zou Chi
(Updated) Confirmed Salary Hike for Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan After 18 Years
220,000 foreign home care workers in Taiwan live on a monthly salary of NT$ 15,840 (approximately US$ 491). Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam have joined together to request the Ministry of Labour to increase the monthly salary to NT$ 17,500 (approximately US$ 543), or they would boycott importing labor through administrative procedures.
2015/08/14 | TNL香港編輯
50,000 People Sign Petition for Uber in Hong Kong
The people of Hong Kong are now discussing other possible transportation other than the Hong Kong railway, including taxis. The government is researching whether or not to introduce high-quality taxi services.
2015/08/14 | Sid Weng
McDonald's Japan Facing Largest Deficit in Its History
McDonald’s Japan presented their financial statement of the first half of the year on August 12. It states the fast food chain has broke the record for largest deficit since 2001 with a net loss of JPY$ 26.2 billion (approximately US$ 210 million).
2015/08/14 | Yuan
HTC to Cut 15% Staff After Being in Deficit for Two Quarters
Due to being in deficit for two consecutive seasons, HTC announced the reducing of operating costs by 35% and is expecting to scale down 15% employees worldwide.
2015/08/13 | Kenzo
Sunflower Movement Protesters Ruled Detention
Chen Wei-ting says people have the right to attend the public hearings held by the Legislative Yuan, yet the police blocked the main gate and denied citizens entrance of the building during the Sunflower Movement. He will discuss with his lawyer about appealing.
2015/08/13 | Yang
Over 80 Percent Taiwanese are Satisfied with Their Current Living Conditions
Many workers face problems such as low wages, long working hours, poor working conditions and so on, therefore the satisfaction rate of Ma's government reaching a peak seems odd.
2015/08/13 | Yuan
17 Dead and 400 Injured So Far in Tianjin Explosion
A warehouse located in the Binhai New Area development area in Tianjin exploded on the evening of August 12 evening. The inflammable and explosive goods stored in the warehouse triggered an explosion magnitude of 21 tons of TNT.