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Updated : 2017-08-26 10:02 GMT+08:00

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Politics 

People wave "estelada" or pro independence flags in Barcelona, Spain. (By Associated Press)

Why Catalonia is not a model for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While there is sympathy for independence agenda in Catalonia and other countries they cannot be a model for Taiwan. Recent events in Catalonia have undoubtedly caught the imagination of plenty of people here in Taiwan. Some have seen the push for independence by the Catalonian people, spearheaded by their regional leaders, as a model which Taiwan should follow […]

  • 2017/11/02 12:22

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Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan bangs his gavel yesterday to mark the passage of the Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals. (Photo: CNA)

Act lifting restrictions on foreign workers is passed

TAIPEI (Taipei Times) — The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed the new Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals (外國專業人才延攬及雇用法), which allows foreigners interested in working in Taiwan to extend their work visa, lifts the restriction on the minimum duration of their stay and includes faster enrollment in the National Health Insurance system […]

  • 2017/11/01 09:42

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen appoints Tainan city mayor William Lai (R) as a prime minister during a news conference in Taipei, Taiwan (REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher)

Taiwan president calls for breakthrough in China relations

TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan and China need to drop historical baggage to seek a breakthrough in relations, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in her first public comments since China’s ruling Communist Party unveiled a new leadership line-up. […]

  • 2017/11/02 12:22

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Society    Politics 

Many parade participants spared no effort in dressing up. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Asia’s biggest gay pride parade brings tens of thousands to Taipei

TAIWAN (The Guardian) — Event is first since Taiwan ruled in favour of gay marriage but some activists are frustrated by slow progress of legislation. A sea of rainbow flags and glitzy costumes filled downtown Taipei as tens of thousands marched in Asia’s largest gay pride parade, the first since Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of gay marriage […]

  • 2017/10/28 12:23

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