NPP blocks amendment review

PROCEDURE:NPP  Legislator Hsu Yung-ming demanded that two DPP lawmakers who did not forfeit their reconsideration rights do so before the…

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VIDEO: Confessions of a Far Eastern Air Transport Flight Attendant

Union members suggest the dispute with airline Far Eastern Air Transport highlights the lack of protections afforded to employees. The News Lens Date: 2017/11/20 By: David Green A video that accuses Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) of a litany of management failures including negligence of safety issues and sexism, has gone viral amid an ongoing…

New Stone Age relics excavated from Baxian Cave in eastern Taiwan

However, almost all bigger caves, such as Lingyan Cave, Chienyuan Cave, Hailay Cave, Chaoyin Cave, and Kuenluen Cave, have been occupied by people pursuing religious practice Taiwan News  Date: 2017/11/20 By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Stone Age relics were found from Lingyan Cave, the first cave of Baxian Cave (八仙洞)…

Taiwan-developed LCD waste recycling system wins R&D 100 Award

Focus Taiwan Date: 2017/11/20 By: Pan Chih-yi and Elizabeth Hsu Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) A system developed by Taiwan’s top Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to recycle toxic liquid crystal display (LCD) waste has won an R&D 100 Award for 2017, which honors revolutionary technology from around the world over the past year. The…

NPP blocks amendment review

PROCEDURE:NPP  Legislator Hsu Yung-ming demanded that two DPP lawmakers who did not forfeit their reconsideration rights do so before the review can continue Taipei Times Date: Nov 21, 2017 By: Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) yesterday obstructed the legislative review of a draft amendment to the Labor…

Ang Lee to present Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress

The China Post Date: November 20, 2017 By: Sabine Cheng and Evelyn Kao TAIPEI (CNA) – Two-time Oscar-winning Taiwanese-American film director Ang Lee (李 安) will return to Taiwan later this week to present an award at the 54th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony, the organizers said Monday. Lee and Golden Globes winning American actress Jessica…

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REVIEW: Oysters & Wine at Origines French Bistro

An evening of oysters and wine is trumped by charcuterie. The News Lens Date: 2017/11/20 By: Adam Hatch Credit: Origines French Bistro The good: Excellent wine Great charcuterie Refined yet cozy design The bad: Lacking service Oysters left something to be desired While French fare isn’t new in Taipei, there are few quality bistros and wine bars. Origines in Da’an District hopes to answer…

International experts review Taiwan’s 1st state report on CRC

Focus Taiwan Date: 2017/11/20 By: Shih Hsiu-chuan Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Local nongovernmental organizations (NGO) advocating children’s rights raised various issues on the protection of children with international experts as the weeklong review of Taiwan’s first state report under the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) got under way on Monday. Jakob Egbert Doek, a guest lecturer…

Cabinet asks labor deputy head to stay

Taipei Times Date: Nov 21, 2017 By: Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter The Cabinet has asked Deputy Minister of Labor Liao Huei-fang (廖蕙芳) to reconsider her resignation after the former labor rights activist reportedly quit due to conflicts with the Ministry of Labor over a draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法). Liao on Sunday announced her resignation on Facebook, writing that…

Most Taiwanese children satisfied with their lives: survey

The China Post Date: November 20, 2017 By: C.W. Hsu and Flor Wang TAIPEI (CNA) – The majority of children in Taiwan are satisfied with their lives, although the percentage is below the global average, according to the results of a survey released on Monday, International Children’s Rights Day. The survey, which was conducted May 24 to June 23, found that 82.8…

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Why China Can’t Conquer Taiwan in a War

With President Xi Jinping having consolidated his power at the 19th Party Congress, and the United States increasingly distracted at home, it may seem like a given Date: Nov 18, 2017 By: Zachary Keck With President Xi Jinping having consolidated his power at the 19th Party Congress, and the United States increasingly distracted at home, it may seem like a given that China will reestablish…

Political heavyweights mark 40th anniversary of Chungli Incident

Radio Taiwan International Date: 2017-11-19 This month marks the 40th anniversary of one of Taiwan’s earliest and largest pro- democracy protests – the Chungli Incident — which took place in what is now known as the Chungli District of Taoyuan City. The incident occurred on November 19, 1977, as local residents went to the polls to elect the county magistrate of what was…

Taiwan’s minister calls for support for the country to participate in global climate talks

No country should be excluded from global climate talks Taiwan News  Date: 2017/11/19 By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) urged countries to support Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations climate summit in an interview with TV Berlin on Saturday. Earlier on November 13, the Central News Agency reported that Lee, as…

78% of children have witnessed parental emotional outbursts: survey

Focus Taiwan Date: 2017/11/19 By: Phoenix Hsu and Ko Lin Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA) As many as 78.4 percent of Taiwanese children said they had witnessed their parents have emotional outbursts, according to a survey by the Child Welfare League Foundation. The Taipei-based non-profit organization published the results of the survey on Sunday showing that of those 78.4 percent, roughly 33 percent revealed…

Taiwan seeking balance in cross-strait exchanges

A STEP TOO FAR:As China cuts the number of students it allows to come to Taiwan, universities have proposed sending teachers over, but authorities rejected the plan Taipei Times Date: Nov 20, 2017 By: Chung Li-hua  /  Staff reporter In response to Beijing’s attempt to assimilate Taiwanese students while restricting the number of Chinese students studying in Taiwan, the government has rejected academic exchange…