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2015/10/29 | Yuan
Taiwan Government Forms Southeast Asian Advisory Committee to Promote Cultural Exchange
Minister of the Ministry of Culture Hung Meng-chi says that Taiwan enjoys rich cultural experiences and language assets brought by the nearly one million Southeast Asian friends. This is Taiwan's fortune and valuable asset. He believes that Taiwan and Southeast Asia can find mutual goals and take practical actions from their shared experiences.
Thai Government To Take Care of Children of Illegal Migrants
Human Rights Watch reported in September, 2014 that there are thousands of migrants and refugee teenagers detained in police lock-up or immigration facilities in Thailand because of their identity. Every year, hundreds of teenagers are detained indefinitely by the Thai government, which deteriorates the children and teenagers’ growth and development.
Cambodian Water Festival Canceled As Political Tensions Rise
Cambodia’s water festival is a tradition that draws hundreds of thousands to the capital for its boat races on the Tonlé Sap, where the lake water starts draining back to the rivers due to the end of the monsoon. Officials state that the cancellation is due to the low level of the river and drought, but many people doubt the saying.
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.
2015/12/18 | Yuan
Languages of Immigrants in Taiwan Will Become Elementary School Compulsory Courses in 2018
Merit Times reports, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Education, there are 211 thousand children of new immigrants among a total of 2.055 million elementary school and junior high school students, which accounts for 10.28% of the population. This also means one out of ten students is a new immigrant child.
2016/01/29 | 阿Ken
International Students Will Get To Extend Their Stay In Taiwan After Graduation
In order to attract more foreign talents to boost Taiwan's productivity and competitiveness, the Ministry of the Interior will give international and overseas Chinese students a year after graduating to stay and find a job in Taiwan.
2016/01/20 | Yuan
Taiwan Consults Singapore to Build Public Housing System
The primary goal of Taipei's visit to Singapore is to examine Singapore’s public housing system because the Taipei City Mayor is pushing for building public apartments in Taipei.
2016/01/04 | Yuan
Taiwanese Companies Struggle in Southeast Asia Under Lack of Government Support
The Taiwanese government has been providing less support for ASEAN countries either in political loans or other support, using the excuse of financial crisis and modifications on external policies. But due to the strong support provided by other countries, Taiwan has become increasingly less visible in ASEAN.
China and Vietnam Signs First Cooperation Agreement
China also emphasized the need to boost people-to-people exchange between the two countries to further foster comprehensive cooperation, especially in economics and trade, hoping to solve the current imbalanced economic relationship between the two nations.
Malaysia Senate Passes Controversial Security Bill
The Malaysian government says the bill will help tackle violent extremism, but critics fear it gives authorities and the government too much power.
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.
2015/12/09 | Yuan
The US to Deploy Anti-Submarine Aircraft P-8 Poseidon in Singapore in Response to China’s Expansion in the South China Sea
China's Foreign Ministry Spokespeople Hua Chun-ying responded that China believes that US's enhancement in military deployment and promoting military actions in the region is not in accordance with the mutual and long-term interests of both countries. The Chinese government hopes relevant countries will take actions that can truly safeguard regional peace and other developments.
Indonesia Could Take China to International Court over South China Sea Dispute
Beijing's claim to almost the entire South China Sea is shown on Chinese maps with a nine-dash line that stretches deep into the maritime heart of Southeast Asia, including parts of the Indonesian-held Natuna islands. However, Indonesia thinks that the claim has no legal basis.
2015/11/11 | Yuan
Myanmar Ranks First in 2015 Global Giving Index
The report also shows that the Burmese and the Thai people, who have 87% of adult donations, mostly believe in Theravada Buddhism, which has a long tradition of donating to Buddhist monks. Therefore donation is a common practice in their societies. However, the report also draws comparison between the generosity of the Burmese and their persecution against the Rohingya people, a minority Muslim group in Myanmar.
2015/10/27 | Yuan
USS Lassen to Sail into Disputed Chinese Islands
The US argues that under international law, building up artificial islands on previously submerged reefs does not entitle a country to make a territorial claim.