Month: February 2017

Transitional justice aimed at reconciliation, not conflict: president

| February 28, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said Tuesday that her government is vigorously promoting transitional justice for the purpose of achieving reconciliation in the country, not to provoke political conflicts.

The people of Taiwan must "face the …

Taiwan ranked 11th worldwide for mobile data speed

| February 28, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--Taiwan was listed in 11th place among 87 countries in a ranking of overall mobile data speeds by the wireless-mapping company OpenSignal, which is based in the United Kingdom.

From Nov. 1, 2016 to Jan. …

‘Prof X’ apologizes to Taiwan fans for no-show

| February 28, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--Patrick Stewart, who plays "Professor X" in the X-Men movies and was visiting Taiwan on a promotional tour with Hugh Jackman, apologized to fans on Tuesday for not showing up at a scheduled event a …

Hugh Jackman overwhelmed by fans in Taiwan

| February 27, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--Hugh Jackman, who plays the role of "Wolverine" in the X-Men movie series, was surrounded by nearly 1,000 fans Monday when he showed up at an event to promote his new movie "Logan."

As soon …

One more county falls victim to avian flu

| February 27, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--A duck farm in Pingtung County has been confirmed as infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 virus, increasing to eight the number of cities and counties in Taiwan to have fallen victim to …

First cases of bird flu recorded in Kaohsiung, Pingtung

| February 27, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--Four more poultry farms were added on Monday to the official list of those confirmed as having been infected with the avian flu virus, including one in Kaohsiung and one in Pingtung County.

The latest …

Taiwan sees sharp rise in number of foreign domestic workers

| February 27, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--The number of foreign domestic employees in Taiwan increased 5.77 percent last year, an annual growth number that was nearly triple that in the previous year, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry …

Proposal to raise bar for calling migrant workers ‘runaways’

| February 27, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--A lawmaker will propose amending an employment law that allows employers to accuse migrant workers they employ of absconding from their jobs without providing evidence, according to a United Evening News report on Monday.

Ruling …

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