Monthly Archives: March 2018

Child abuse in Taiwan

Child abuse in Taiwan Between January and September 2017, there were 3,067 cases of domestic child abuse on Taiwan. Child abuse resulting from improper discipline numbered 1,259 cases, negligence 606 cases, physical abuse 444 cases, sexual abuse 393 cases, psychological … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s internet crime

Taiwan’s internet crime In 2017, there were 14,853 internet crimes committed, an increase of 11.2% from the number recorded in 2016. They include 4,223 cases of internet fraud or 28.4% of the total, 2,323 cases of slander or 15.6% of … Continue reading

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“Pollution from clean coal is the same as from natural gas”!

“Pollution from clean coal is the same as from natural gas”! This is what Taiwanese chief cabinet minister Lai Ching-de said on March 17, 2018, when answering legislative inquiry about the plan to restart the Shen Ao Coal Fired Power … Continue reading

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Dementia in Taiwan

Dementia in Taiwan Based on an average of 8.04% of Taiwanese seniors over 65 years old who suffer from some sort of dementia in a 2011-2013 survey by the Taiwan Dementia Association, an estimate of the number of seniors with … Continue reading

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Humanitarianism and community spirit

Humanitarianism and community spirit A humanitarianism and social science study camp was held for Taiwanese high school students.  It was sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology as an educational program.  It is held each year with the participation … Continue reading

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Slow and passe

Slow and passe Life on Taiwan is slow and passe. Little pleasures of life and bits of personal happiness are daily pursuits of many. Life has no speediness, no depth, no width, no height, no big picture, no ambition and … Continue reading

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How the Taiwanese government lies

How the Taiwanese government lies The question whether to allow the Shen Ao Coal Fired Power Plant to be rebuilt for operation in 2025 depends on how accurate the environmental impact simulations are about PM2.5 pollution. Operation of the Shen … Continue reading

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