Monthly Archives: September 2017

Taiwan to tighten release of pollutants

Taiwan to tighten release of pollutants in three phases The first phase of tightening the release of pollutants will begin on January 1, 2020.  An initial 29 specific pollutants will be added to the current 11, including formaldehyde, benzene, lead, … Continue reading

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Taiwan confident about halting compulsory military service in 2018

Taiwan confident about halting compulsory military service in 2018 Taiwan’s national defense minister Feng Shi-kuan expressed confidence on September 29, 2017, about halting compulsory military service in 2018 and continuing voluntary recruitment for the armed forces. In response to legislative … Continue reading

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Attitudes of young Taiwanese adults

Attitudes of young Taiwanese adults A survey of the attitudes of young Taiwanese adults mainly born between 1978 and 1987, i.e., those between 30 and 39 years old, with a medium age of 35 years old, shows that among those … Continue reading

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Taiwan revises legal access to public transportation for service dogs

Taiwan revises legal access to public transportation for service dogs Starting in October, 2017, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation will implement a revised law to allow legal access to public transportation for service dogs. Currently, only guide dogs for the blind … Continue reading

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Optimism and pessimism of young Asians

Optimism and pessimism of young Asians A joint survey of young Asians 18-35 years old in Shanghai, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong about their ambitions, their personal initiatives and drive, and their ability to realize their personal goals shows that … Continue reading

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Seniors and malnutrition in Taiwan

Seniors and malnutrition in Taiwan A 2016 survey of seniors in 22 counties and cities throughout Taiwan by the National Health Administration showed that 10% of seniors in Taiwan have chewing difficulties, 42% suffer from insufficient calorie intake, 76.3% suffer … Continue reading

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Taiwan teams up with NCI in lung cancer research

Taiwan teams up with NCI in lung cancer research On September 27, 2017, a joint medical research team from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Yangming University announced that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation on the establishment of … Continue reading

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