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2016/08/22 | Yuan-ling Liang
Rise in Number of 'May-December Marriages' a Sign of Gender Equality
Nearly one in five new brides in Taiwan is older than her husband. Many see this new phenomenon as the result of a more open-minded society and the impact of feminism.
2016/08/05 | Yuan-ling Liang
Are Chinese Cram Schools Teaching People How to be North Korean Defectors?
Two cram schools in China are reportedly teaching people to be North Korean defectors to gain refugee status in Europe.
2016/08/03 | J. Michael Cole
After Taiwanese Artists, South Koreans Are Now the Targets of China’s Wrath
Little by little, Beijing is creating a Reich Culture Chamber with Chinese characteristics.
2016/03/18 | TNL 編輯
Global Tension and Condemnation Mounting As North Korea Launches Two Missiles
Since North Korea performed it fourth nuclear test on January 6, tensions have been mounting in the region. On March 18, North Korea fired two ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan, leading to strong condemnation from Japan, South Korea and the US.
2016/02/17 | TNL 編輯
South Korea Eyes US Missile Defense System And Stokes Fear In China
As North Korean missile threats expand, South Korea is pushing for deployment of a US high-altitude air defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD). The push, however, has stoked fear in China, which believes deployment of the system could help the US to expand its military power in the region.
2016/02/03 | TNL 編輯
North Korea Plans Long-Range Rocket Launch, Defying International Condemnation
North Korea plans to launch a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit between February 8 and 25, which is viewed by many as a front for a ballistic missile test. The announcement has drawn condemnation from South Korea, Japan and the US.
2016/01/12 | TNL 編輯
China Condemns North Korea's Bomb Testing as the U.S. Holds Strong
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced that it was an H-bomb to its citizens as a display of his leadership and also to bring the international spotlight to North Korea. Though there is lack of authenticity to the H-bomb, it has upset many governments and has called into question how North Korea should be contained.
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$8.3 million) fund for South Korea and both of countries agree to put the comfort woman issue to an end. But Japan has not made any statement regarding the Taiwanese comfort women.
2015/12/26 | Yang
JPY One Billion Fund Might Resolve Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Issue
Japanese government hopes to put an end to the comfort women issue and that South Korea will never bring up the issue again. Meanwhile, it also asked to remove the comfort women statue in front of its embassy in Seoul and to promise to stop setting up statues of comfort women in the US.
2015/12/11 | TNL 編輯
EU Issues Warning and Taiwan to Increase Fine for Illegal Fishing
If Taiwan has not made improvements before the deadline, the European Commission will warn Taiwan with a red card and prohibit the import of Taiwanese fishery products to European countries. It is estimated that it will lead to NT$ 520 million (approximately US$ 15.9 million) worth of damages.
2015/11/15 | Yuan
80,000 South Koreans Take to the Streets Asking Park to Step Down
The police say that this might be the largest street protest in Seoul in the last seven years. The last one had 100 thousand protestors going to the streets against the import of US beef for fear of mad cow disease in 2008.
2015/10/14 | Sid Weng
South Korea Forcing Schools to Use Government-Issued History Textbooks
Opposing parties, students and scholars have criticized the government for distorting the history of South Korea, accusing the government for being against the democracy. More than 60 thousand professors disapprove the government's actions, along with dozens of university students, labor unions and religious and social movement organizations. Many citizens and student groups have taken to the streets and were driven away by the police.
2015/08/21 | Yuan
North Korea Ready For War Against South Korea
North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un has announced through official media that its military front line is ready for war and asks South Korea to stop pumping radio propaganda.