Monthly Archives: April 2018

Survey of ambitions of Hong Kong and Taiwanese students

Survey of ambitions of Hong Kong and Taiwanese students Hong Kong City University’s school of Humanities and Social Sciences conducted a survey of 1,159 Hong Kong and Taiwanese students at 6 universities about their ambitions in January 2018. Among the … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s divorce rates

Taiwan’s divorce rates From January to March, 2018, 12,916 couples divorced in Taiwan, an increase of 118 couples from the same period in 2017. In March, 5,136 couples divorced, an increase of 1,740 divorces from February’s 3,396 cases. In 2015, … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s pollution takes its toll

Taiwan’s pollution takes its toll The numbers of tracheal and bronchial cancers over the years have increased because of increase in PM 2.5 air pollution. In 2006, there were 9,052 cases of diagnosed tracheal and bronchial cancers.  In 2007, there … Continue reading

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Curious mental phenomena

Curious mental phenomena Here are two curious cases of memory loss and subsequent mental anomalies that raise two questions: (1)  Does reincarnation implant other people’s memories in a stranger? In Yunlin, a 40-year old woman was in a coma and … Continue reading

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Only 14 newborns in 10 years in Taiwanese village

Only 14 newborns in 10 years in Taiwanese village From 2008 to 2017, only 14 babies were born in Yonghsien Village in Liujiaohsiang, Chiayi county, Taiwan. In 2010 and 2013, no babies were born there. The village has a population … Continue reading

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Fire!

Fire! In 2016, there were 1,856 fires in Taiwan, 1,424 of them were building fires, 608 were caused by improper use and faulty household electrical devices, 49 people died in fires caused by household electrical devices in 2016 and 34 … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s breast cancer cases “grow”

Taiwan’s breast cancer cases “grow” Taiwan’s latest health data shows that over 12,000 new breast cancer sufferers are found each year, and within several years, the number of new breast cancer sufferers will increase by over 15,000 a year. The … Continue reading

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