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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.
2015/10/12 | 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.
2015/12/11 | TNL 編輯
EU Issues Warning and Taiwan to Increase Fine for Illegal Fishing
If Taiwan has not made improvements before the deadline, the European Commission will warn Taiwan with a red card and prohibit the import of Taiwanese fishery products to European countries. It is estimated that it will lead to NT$ 520 million (approximately US$ 15.9 million) worth of damages.
2016/12/29 |
All-Weather Friendship: Climate Change and its Effect on Sino-African Relations
China is becoming the leader of climate change policies in developing nations as the new U.S. administration turns it back on the issue.
2017/06/03 | Michael Tatarski
Vietnam to Probe Massive Illegal Logging
Following a major undercover investigation by an environmental watchdog organization into illegal logging practices in Cambodia and Vietnam, the Vietnamese government says it plans to investigate.
Asian Biofuel Plans to Trigger Devastating Deforestation
Palm oil production has remained largely flat over the last 20 years, which means the surge in demand will call for a massive expansion of existing palm plantations.
2015/09/29 | 楊士範
President Ma Calls for the EU to Start Negotiations Concerning Bilateral Trade Agreements
Ma expressed his hopes that the European Parliament will continue to pass resolutions supporting Taiwan’s participation in global cooperative efforts, such as UNFCCC, ICAO and WHO, as well as international organizations, conventions and mechanisms that respond to the challenges of globalization.
2016/06/14 | Shuhei Omi
China-German Relations Warming Up for Better or Worse?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in China seeking greater cooperation between the two countries, but many issues continue to haunt the relationship.