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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.

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.

2015/08/11 | 關鍵評論網 ASEAN:馬六甲

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.