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About masterchensays

Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist

No confidence in Taiwan’s nuclear free agenda

No confidence in Taiwan’s nuclear free agenda A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 7,500 responses on June 20-23, 2017, asked about confidence in the “nuclear free homeland by 2025” agenda of President Tsai Ing-wen. When asked:  Are you confident that the … Continue reading

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Taiwanese seniors are worried

Taiwanese seniors are worried The average lifespan of the Taiwanese people is 80.2 years old.  The average lifespan of Taiwanese men is 77.01 years old and that of Taiwanese women is 83.62 years old. When times were good, people worried … Continue reading

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China has 1,382,710,000 people

China has 1,382,710,000 people At the end of 2016, China’s population was 1,382,710,000 people, an increase of 8,090,000 from 2015.  In 2016, 17,860,000 Chinese mainland babies were born, and 9,770,000 Chinese mainland people died. A 2015 survey of the willingness … Continue reading

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High blood sugar is No. 1 death risk factor of Taiwanese

High blood sugar is No. 1 death risk factor of Taiwanese A yahoo Taiwan survey of 3,300 responses shows that 55.4% know that high blood sugar is the No. 1 death risk factor of Taiwanese, 44.6% do not know, and … Continue reading

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Awareness about climate change of the Taiwanese

Awareness about climate change of the Taiwanese A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 4,000 responses conducted on June 2-5, 2017, about Taiwanese public opinion concerning the Paris Climate Agreement showed that 18.9% say they understand the agreement very well, 456.3% say … Continue reading

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Definition of marriage

Following the May 24, 2017, Taiwanese justices’ interpretation of the unconstitutionality of the Civic Code regarding marriage, saying that the code does not extend equal rights to same sex marriage and is therefore unconstitutional,  some scholars are now arguing against … Continue reading

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Why get married?

Why get married? In 2016, 53,850 married couples got divorced.  Among these cases, 18,098 couples had been married for less than 5 years, or 33.61%. There were 11,124 couples divorced after being married for 5 to 9 years, or 20.66%. … Continue reading

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