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Updated : 2018-03-22 00:45 GMT+08:00

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Society

Taipei, May. 31 (CNA) by Chen Yen-chun and Ko Lin

Third-party liability insurance for public bikes to begin June

Focus Taiwan — Riders of public bicycles in Taipei and New Taipei will get to enjoy free third-party liability insurance coverage effective from June 1, the Taipei City Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

The insurance compensation for the injury or death of a third party caused by such a bike rider will be a maximum of NT$2 million (US$66,800). […]

  • 2018/05/31 23:16

Politics

Taipei, May. 15 (CNA) by Shih Hsiu-chuan

Bill proposed to attract foreign talent in key sectors

Focus Taiwan — The Cabinet on Tuesday proposed further relaxing rules governing the recruitment and employment of foreign professionals, in an effort to attract more overseas talent to meet the nation’s needs in developing key industries and building a bilingual education system.

The extent to which the regulations governing recruitment and employment have been eased over the years “is insufficient” for Taiwan to attract foreign talent […]

  • 2018/03/20 21:35

Society

Taipei, May. 15 (CNA) by Wang Shu-fen and Ko Lin

Tourism Bureau unveils subsidies to promote tourism

Focus Taiwan — The Tourism Bureau announced Tuesday that it has set aside NT$40 million (US$1.34 million) to subsidize tour operators who offer tour packages to five national scenic areas in southern Taiwan.

The locations include the Siraya National Scenic Area in Tainan, Maolin National Scenic Area in Kaohsiung, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area in Pingtung County, Penghu National Scenic Area, and East Coast National Scenic Area in Taitung County. […]

  • 2018/05/15 20:35

Economics

Taipei, May. 15 (DW Asia) by William Yang

Is Taiwan’s tourism industry too reliant on China?

DW Asia — Despite a tumultuous political relationship, China and Taiwan have always maintained a steady exchange of tourism. But a recent decline in Chinese tourists to Taiwan has highlighted just how vital this exchange is.

According to statistics from the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Chinese tourist arrivals in Taiwan peaked in 2015, with four million Chinese visitors descending on the island during that year. […]

  • 2018/05/15 21:35

Society

Taipei, May. 10 (U.K. based higher education information provider Quacquarelli Symonds) by Huang Chung-hsin

Taipei, Hsinchu listed among the world’s top 100 student cities

Taiwan Today — Taipei and Hsinchu placed 20th and 73rd, respectively, in the top 100 student cities list released May 8 by U.K.-based higher education information provider Quacquarelli Symonds.

Moving up one place from last year, Taipei ranked sixth in Asia ahead of Beijing, 26th; Shanghai, 29th; and Kuala Lumpur, 37th; and behind Tokyo, second; Seoul, 10th; Hong Kong, 12th; Singapore, 15th; and the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan region, 19th. The 2018 index was topped by London, with Melbourne in third. […]

  • 2018/05/10 16:33

Society

Taipei, May. 2 (ifi.immigration.gov.tw) National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior

Immigration agency extends Southeast Asian language hotline

Taiwan Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior — In order to strengthen immigration counselling and counselling hotline service quality and effectiveness, National Immigration Agency’s “Life Counselling Service Hotline for Foreigners Living in Taiwan: 0800-024-111” will extend its services in Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodian languages to Mondays to Fridays (excluding national holidays and other holidays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 hours a day), starting May 1, 2018.

According to National Immigration Agency, this hotline provides free 24-hour counselling service in Chinese, English, and Japanese. For Southeast Asian languages, Vietnamese is offered Mondays to Fridays (excluding national holidays and other holidays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a total of 8 hours counselling service, while Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodian languages are offered only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., a total of 4 hours of service. […]

  • 2018/05/02 20:23

Society

Taipei, April. 20 (CNA) by David Spencer