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2016/02/28 | Yang
Hong Kong Denies Passports With “Republic Of Taiwan” Stickers
The passport sticker that replaces the ROC symbol with a “Republic of Taiwan” image has been rejected by customs in Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. However the stickers have been considered valid in most Western countries.
2016/02/02 | Sid Weng
Too Many Tourists? Japan To Launch Preclearance Facilities in Taiwan
With the increase of Japan’s inbound visitors, the Japanese government plans to open preclearance facilities in several countries, including Taiwan, which ranks third in the number of tourists visiting Japan.
2016/01/21 | Yuan
[UPDATE] UK Will Respond to “Recognise Taiwan as a Country” Petition
UK authorities have noticed that the number of signitures has gone over the threshold of 10,000, and they will initiate the responding process in the coming days. Once the signing number reaches more than 100,000, the parliament will consider organizing a debate.
2016/01/06 | Yang
Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Heading to Beijing for Economic Cooperation Talk
Different from past presidential elections, this time China is offering Taiwan two significant gifts other than creating an ambience of temporary standoff right before the election.
2015/12/30 | Yang
Cross-Strait Hotline Officially Launches
Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Hsia Li-yan says that this hotline is the concrete result from the meeting between the cross-strait leaders. He hopes that through this hotline, the communication between Taipei and Beijing can become smoother in terms of emergencies and other important issues.
2015/12/29 | Yang
Japan and South Korea to Resolve Comfort Women Issue, What About Taiwan?
The Japanese government will provide a JPY one billion (approximately US$8.3 million) fund for South Korea and both of countries agree to put the comfort woman issue to an end. But Japan has not made any statement regarding the Taiwanese comfort women.
2015/12/20 | Sid Weng
Taiwan Welcomes Ten Millionth Visitor and Becomes Ninth Most Visited Country in Asia
Taiwan's visitor expenditures grow annually and the island ranked number 24 in visitor expenditures in the world in 2014. This has attracted international hotel chains to invest up to NT$ 354.5 billion (approximately US$ 10.7 billion) in the local hotel industry from 2008 to 2016.
49 Taiwanese Deported for Cybercrime in Indonesia
Spokesperson of the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration, Heru Santoso, says that 49 Taiwanese, including 17 women and 32 men, are regarded as middlemen of the online fraud ring.
2015/12/09 | Kenzo
Japanese Media Says Taiwan Tourists Are Lowering Voices in Public in Fear of Being Mistaken for Chinese
The report points out that recently the Taiwanese tourists in Japan have been more quiet and low-key. It also mentions that the feeling of not wanting to be mistaken for Chinese people in the Taiwanese society has grown after the Ma-Xi meeting in Singapore.
Chinese People Living in Four Locations Believe Singapore's Society to be Most Progressed
A survey directed towards Chinese living in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore shows that the Chinese in these four locations consider Singapore's society to be the most progressed. After experiencing the General Election in 2015, the satisfaction rate of the government has improved a lot compared to two years ago, from being relatively dissatisfied to very satisfied.
2015/12/03 | Zou Chi
French Media Says Taiwan Is Forgotten in World Climate Negotiation Due to Political Issues
French media, Le Figaro, reported on Taiwan with great details, pointing out that although the island accounts for 1% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and has brought up a goal for its reduction, the country is still blocked out of COP21 due to sensitive political issues.
2015/11/24 | Yang
Former Taiwan Representative to France Impresses the French with Taiwanese Glove Puppetry
Taiwan's former representative to France, Lu Qing-lon (Michel Lu), says, "You don't need to remember Ambassador Lu. But after you see and hear my speech and performance, I guarantee that you will remember that this is Taiwan."
2015/11/08 | Yang
What The Chinese Are Saying About The Ma-Xi Meeting
Some people have commented, "This shows the progress of history and the people." "We have waited 66 years for this 70-second-long handshake." "I shed tears when the scene appeared on the television screen." Others describe the scene as,"touching, shocking" and say, "God bless the two sides. Go, China."