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2015/09/04 | Yang
Will Taiwan Be The Next Greece?
The generation that is receiving pension now is overspending and has already maxed out the welfare of the next generation to the point they are even leaving debt to them.
2015/09/04 | Yang
Chinese Representative Absent at V-J Day Event to Protest Taiwanese Flag
The national emblem of the Republic of China was on the wreath representing Taiwan, and the Chinese representative thus boycotted the event and did not show up as protest. The seat arranged for the representative remained vacant throughout the ceremony.
Intense Election in Singapore Kicks Off
In past parliamentary elections, opposition parties have not been able to participate due to insufficient number of members and has led to the PAP winning in some constituencies because of the absence of opponents. But in the election this year, the PAP will face challenges from either oppositions parties or non-party candidates.
2015/09/03 | 阿Ken
A Rarely Known Provincial Government of Taiwan Has An Annual Budget of NT$ 90 Million
There is a Taiwan Provincial Government in the Zhongxing New Village in Nantou, but most people do not know that there is also a Fujian Provincial Government in Kinmen with an annual budget up to NT$ 90 million (approximately US$2.7 million), of which more than half are staff costs.
2015/09/03 | Yuan
Taiwanese Elementary School Student Chosen as Child Author of Asia
11-year-old Kuo Yu-yin hopes her story, "Forest Fireflies After the Hurricane," can convey environmental protection concepts so people can live in a better Earth in the future.
2015/09/02 | Sid Weng
Australians Protesting Against Chinese Property Tycoons
Chinese property tycoons have flocked to invest in Australian real estate in recent years, skyrocketing local housing prices and upsetting some Australians.
2015/09/02 | TNL香港編輯
Japan Dolphin Hunting Season Starts and Two Conservationists Are Rejected Entry
Local police officers and villagers were supervising every move of conservationists in Taiji and the Japanese media even questioned why they were visiting the area. The authorities are unwilling to let them photograph anything, so they are even banned from carrying cell phones into supermarkets.
2015/09/01 | Shih Yuan
Political Contributions in Taiwan; KMT Relying on Enterprises and DPP on Individuals
The KMT receives 80 percent of its political contributions from enterprises, which is around NT$ 130 million (approximately US$ 3.99 million). The DPP relies mostly on individual donations, which stand 73 percent, around NT$ 180 million (approximately US$ 5.53 million).
2015/09/01 | Zou Chi
Only Sulfuric Fire Fishing Technique in the World Registered as Cultural Asset in Taiwan
Sulfuric fire fishing was one of the eight must-see attractions in Jinshan in the past. The magnificent scene is now an important national treasure in the hundreds of years of the fishing industry in Taiwan.
2015/09/01 | Yang
Taiwan's ETC Wins International Award for Customer Service & Marketing Outreach
The Taiwan Highway Electronic Toll Collection System has won the award for Customer Service & Marketing Outreach of IBTTA with its near-perfect accuracy rate of traffic volume and success rate of collecting fees. The system beat other participating countries in Europe and America and was awarded what is known as "the Oscar of the toll collection industry."
2015/09/01 | Yang
Former KMT Chairman Lian Zhan Addresses Retrocession of Taiwan in Meeting with Xi Jin-ping
Lian says that commemoration of the war and victory against fascism are two serious topics that are important to both Taiwan and China, so after he participates in the Taiwan events celebrating the anniversary of victory in the war, Lian is happy to take part in related events held in China.
2015/08/31 | Shih Yuan
Seven National Holidays Cut Back in Taiwan Starting From 2016
With the amendment of the Labor Standards Act being carried out in 2016, weekly working hours will be reduced to 40 hours and the Ministry of Labor has decided to unify leave benefits. It will promote five-day weeks and cut the number of national holidays from 19 to 12 days.
2015/08/31 | Kenzo
Four Taiwanese Airlines to Allow the Use of Personal Electronics for the Entire Trip
China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, EVA AIR and UNI AIR are allowing the use of personal electronics through the entire trip starting from September 1.
2015/08/31 | Sid Weng
120,000 Japanese Surround the Capitol in Protest of New Security Bill
Opposers see the amendment as a "legislation of war" and are worried young people will be forced to go on the battlefield if Japan gets involved in international wars.
2015/08/30 | Yang
Taiwanese WorldSkills Competition Gold Medal Winner Says,
Juan says the public stereotype of refrigeration and air conditioning technicians are people who smoke, chew on betel nut and wear sandals. But the industry needs professionals, and Juan has expectations for himself to contribute to Taiwan and change these perspectives.
2015/08/29 | Yuan
45 Cities Worldwide Take to the Streets for Malaysian Prime Minister to Step Down
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said in a statement the rally is an illegal activity. It also says the assembly will build up negativity towards the government and damage the nation's image, so it has decided to ban any promotion.
2015/08/28 | Yuan
French Mural Artist Brightens the Walls of Aboriginal Tribes in Taiwan
International mural artist, Julien Malland Seth, has brought his unique style to Taiwan and reinterpreted the island's beauty and culture. The artist says the most exceptional thing he has experienced in these past few days is being surrounded by passionate people.