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Bilingual kindergarten

Bilingual kindergarten A survey of 30,900 responses conducted on April 4-8, 2019, by Yahoo Taiwan shows that 65.2% think bilingual kindergartens are “useful”, 24.0% think they are not, and 10.8% do not know. Bilingual instruction in kindergarten is preferred by … Continue reading

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Suicide among Taiwanese youth

Suicide among Taiwanese youth Taiwan’s Suicide Prevention Association says that in 2017, 193 young Taiwanese between 15 and 24 years old committed suicide. Suicide is the second major cause of death among those 15-24 years old.  The first major cause … Continue reading

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Only 31.9% Taiwanese plan to have kids

Only 31.9% Taiwanese plan to have kids A survey of 33,500 responses conducted on March 31 to April 2, 2019, shows that only 31.9% plan to have children, 27.9% do not plan to have kids, 26.8% are already married and … Continue reading

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Taiwan revises its drunk driving law

Taiwan revises its drunk driving law Revisions to Taiwan’s drunk driving law passed third reading in legislature on March 28, 2019.  A Yahoo Taiwan survey of 37,100 responses conducted on March 26-29, 2019, shows that 36.7% want DUI ignition interlock … Continue reading

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Taiwan now has over 280,000 dementia sufferers

Taiwan now has over 280,000 dementia sufferers. The three cities with the most number of dementia sufferers are New Taipei City with 49,000 dementia sufferers, Taipei City with 38,000 dementia sufferers, and Kaohsiung City with 32,000 dementia sufferers.  It is … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s second hand smoke

Taiwan’s second hand smoke According to Taiwan’s ministry of health and welfare, outdoor public areas’s second hand smoke exposure rate from 2009 to 2017 increased from 34.3% to 49.8%.  In home second hand smoke exposure rate increased from 20.8% to … Continue reading

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Number of traffic accidents in Taiwan

Number of traffic accidents in Taiwan In 2018, there were a total of 304,821 traffic accidents with 1,493 fatalities and 405,147 injured. In 2017, there were a total of 296,826 traffic accidents with 1,517 fatalities and 296,826 injured. A calculation … Continue reading

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