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2016/02/05 | Zou Chi
The UK Responds To Petition, Not Recognizing Taiwan As A State
The petition “Recognise Taiwan as a country” gained over 10,000 signings within 20 days, and the UK government responded to it on February 5, stating its consistent position that they “do not recognise Taiwan as a state.”
2016/02/02 | Shih Yuan
Wealthy Chinese Making UK Middle-class Unable to Afford Boarding School
Chinese students with wealthy backgrounds have caused the tuitions of the boarding schools (student ages ranging from 7 to 18) in the UK to rise dramatically, pricing out middle-class British families, which are no longer able to afford the skyrocketed fees.
2016/01/26 | 阿Ken
UK Grants Qualified Taiwanese Express Customs Clearance
After passing the UK's verification and becoming a RTS program member, one can enter the UK through a UK/EU entry lane or an ePassport-gate in airports with a chip (biometric) passport. Users no longer need to fill in landing cards, consult with immigration officials or have their fingerprints taken at the gate.
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.
2015/12/23 | Sid Weng
Celebrating Christmas in Brunei May Lead to Five Years in Jail
Brunei introduced its ban on Christmas last year over fear that celebrating it excessively and openly could lead its Muslim population astray. Local Islamic religious leaders have promoted the ban, warning that celebrating Christmas is tantamount to imitation of another faith and is prohibited in some interpretations of Islam.
2015/10/18 | 阿Ken
China's Investment in British Nuclear Power Plant Worries British Military
A British national defense official says the military is "very worried" about China's participation in the construction of nuclear power plants, and that the Chinese might take the chance to hack the computer system and add traps or loopholes to take control over the nuclear power plants.
2015/10/12 | Yang
New Food Safety Regulations in Taiwan: Chocolate Might Not Be Chocolate Anymore
A large variety of products are named as chocolate, but most of them consist of flavorings, food coloring and other chemical raw materials. Chocolatiers estimate that the cocoa percentage in most chocolate products in Taiwan accounts for less than 1%, meaning the majority of chocolate products need to change their names.
2015/10/08 | 阿Ken
China Buying the UK Piece by Piece
"Owned by China" is replacing "Made in China" in the UK market today. For example, China has already bought 9% of the Thames Water Utilities, 10% of the Heathrow Airport, 60% of Weetabix, 89% of House of Fraser, 80% of EDF and all of PizzaExpress. The British are probably unaware of these purchases.
2015/08/26 | TNL 編輯
Taiwan is Second Freest Country in Asia and Hong Kong First
Hong Kong is unique in the way that it long enjoyed high levels of not only economic freedom but also personal liberty and income without transitioning to democracy. The territory’s close adherence to the policies and institutions it inherited from the British, including the rule of law, explains the stability of its governing system.
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.
2015/06/25 | Yang
Taiwan’s Aging Population Pace Breaks World Record
The Taiwanese society has a hyper-aged population of over twenty percent; the growing rate is 1.6 times as much as Japan, 2.8 times more than the U.S. and 7.3 times as much as the U.K.