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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.

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.