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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.
2015/08/12 | Zou Chi
Taiwanese Students Win The German Red Dot Award with 2D Animation
"The Followers" depicts the general phenomenon of following blindly in Chinese communities by presenting what the main character sees and does while going to the train station. The animation won the award due to its detailed and profound settings.
2015/08/12 | Yang
Are The Taiwanese The Worst Drinkers?
Research conducted by the medical school at Stanford University points out nearly half of the Taiwanese people have an ALDH2 deficiency, which rates highest in the world. This means they aren't able to metabolize pure alcohol (acetaldehyde) properly.
2015/08/11 | Yang
China Bans 120 Songs for Morality
The Ministry of Culture in China issued a blacklist of 120 music products on August 10. The banned songs include many works created by Taiwanese singers, including Ayal Komod (張震嶽), Stanley Huang (黃立行), Jerry Lo (羅百吉), MC HotDog and others.
China and Japan Compete for High-Speed Railway Contract in Indonesia
China says it is offering more “competitive” benefits for the construction of Indonesia’s first high-speed railway — compared to a rival Japanese offer — as the country completes a feasibility study on the project.
2015/08/11 | Sid Weng
Pakistan's Largest Child Abuse Scandal
Since 2006, over 400 child pornography movies were made. The money that was handed over reached up to 80 million rupees (approximately $ NT 24.84 million). If the money was not paid, criminals would sell the movies for merely 40 rupees (approximately $NT 12).
2015/08/11 | Anita Chow
China Allowing the Middle Price of RMB to Devalue by 2%
The China Foreign Exchange Trading System announced the middle price between RMB and USD has devalued nearly 1.9 percent and US$ 1 now equals RMB$ 6.2298. People are saying this is the doing of The People's Bank of China to encourage export.
2015/08/10 | TNL 編輯
The Last Type Foundry in Taiwan Won't Be Sold for even Billions of Chinese Yuan
The second-generation owner Chang Chieh-kuan says that Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that uses traditional Chinese characters. He believes that he needs to contribute to traditional Chinese characters and promote them to the world. Therefore, he has decided to devote his life to preserving the typing craft.
2015/08/10 | Shih Yuan
Six More Visa-free Countries for ROC Passport Holders
The places include India, Iran, Armenia, Qatar, Ivory Coast and Somalia, leading to a total amount of 148 visa-free countries for ROC passport holders.
2015/08/10 | Zou Chi
Taiwan's Poor Concepts of Birth Control Has Led to 500,000 Abortions Annually
Taiwan has about 200,000 newborns each year, but 400,000 people are taking birth control pills (RU486), which means only one-third of pregnancies happen willingly and two-thirds choose to have an abortion.
2015/08/09 | Yang
Taiwan Former Vice President Says James Soong Running Will Give Tsai Ing-wen Three Challenges
Former Vice President Annette Lu says she agrees with the saying that Soong running in the presidential election will have a catfish effect. The other two candidates, Tsai and Hong Xiu-zhu, are like lifeless sardines, but putting an aggressive catfish among them will liven them up.
2015/08/09 | Yang
After Typhoon Soudelor; What's More Important than Crooked Mailboxes?
The heavy rain and strong winds in Taipei City broke the record of damaged trees and turned the city into a disaster area. At least 4,000 trees in parks and on the roadside snapped or fell down.
2015/08/09 | Yang
Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again
While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
2015/08/08 | 楊士範
Typhoon Soudelor Has Led to Four Deaths and 54 Injured in Taiwan
According to live statistics provided by the Central Emergency Operation Center, as of 10:50 am today, the typhoon has led to four deaths, 54 injured, one missing person, and 1.53 million residencies experienced blackout.
2015/08/06 | Zou Chi
Nearly Half of the Taiwanese Over 65 Years Old Are Living in Poverty
Ten percent of the senior citizens in Taiwan live with their children but are not treated properly due to bad parent-child relationships. This results in pseudo single-person households and shows the support system of families is growing weak.