Monthly Archives: February 2019

Culling the H5N2

Culling the H5N2 Five chicken farms in Yunlin county in Taiwan have been culled after discovering the presence of the H5N2 chicken flu virus.  On February 23, 2019, 16,728 indigenous chickens were culled, and since January 1, 2019, a total … Continue reading

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Type II diabetes prevalent among central Taiwanese

Type II diabetes prevalent among central Taiwanese A data bank survey of 10,000 patients aged 30-70 shows that prevalence of type II diabetes among central Taiwanese in Taichung, Changhua and Nantou is 26.8% compared to 22% in Taoyuan, Hsinchu and … Continue reading

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Viet pork sandwich tainted

Viet pork sandwich tainted On February 5, 2019, a Taiwanese passenger arrived at Tainan airport on VietJet from Vietnam with a package of pork sandwich found to be tainted by the African swine fever virus.   The viral stem sequence is … Continue reading

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Alternate reasons for low birthrate

Alternate reasons for low birthrate Taiwan’s birthrate is at 1.1%.  According to Taiwan’s yes123 internet survey, there are three reasons for Taiwan’s low birthrate:  (1) the fear of not earning enough, (2) young couples cannot afford the high housing prices … Continue reading

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STUST most preferred by Taiwanese enterprises

STUST most preferred by Taiwanese enterprises According to a survey of 2,000 Taiwanese enterprises by Cheers magazine, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST) is the most preferred private school by 2,000 Taiwanese enterprises. For its 2019 survey, Cheers … Continue reading

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Taiwan to extend experimental education to college level

Taiwan to extend experimental education to college level In 2015, 5,331 Taiwanese students participated in experimental education.  In 2018, 13,336 students were in experimental education. Taiwan has three types of experimental education institutions:  school formatted, publicly owned but privately operated, … Continue reading

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Reading habits of Taiwanese

Reading habits of Taiwanese A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 31,900 responses conducted on February 10-13, 2019, asked:  Over the past two years, what type of books have you purchased?  Electronic books or paper bound books? The survey showed that 28.7% … Continue reading

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