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Taiwan lists as second-safest to live around the world

Submitted by Mindy Lee  on Mon. Jul. 14, 2014


US Web site lists Taiwan as second-safest to live in by a US-based Web site


The US-based Lifestyle9.com released a list of the top-10 safest countries in the world to settle in this year, apparently based on crime statistics from the FBI.Taiwan was listed as the second-safest country, second only to Japan, and followed by Hong Kong, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Luxembourg, Georgia, Bahrain and Singapore.

Taiwan's Tommy Chen takes 1st place in ultramarathon in Bolivia

Submitted by Mindy Lee  on Wed. Jul 2, 2014


 


Taiwan's Tommy Chen takes 1st place in ultramarathon in Bolivia


Tommy Chen (陳彥博) took the first place in the Ultra Bolivia Race, marking his first major victory in the past six years.


The Ultra Bolivia Race is a 170 km foot race in 6 stages through the Bolivian Altiplano, where athletes are pitted against the inclement conditions of the South American Andean Plateau.

Taiwan wins ‘World Cup’

Submitted by Mindy Lee on Wed.  July 2, 2014


Taiwan wins ‘World Cup’


With the FIFA World Cup in Brazil capturing media attention around the globe, French newspaper Le Figaro ran a column by Anthony Bleux on Thursday saying “Taiwan has [already] won its world cup.”

Taiwan Museum Treasures would be exhibited in Japan

Submitted by Mindy Lee on Fri. Jun. 27,2014 


Taiwan Museum Treasures would be exhibited in Japan


Two national treasures and another 200 historical items from the National Palace Museum in Taiwan would exhibit in Japan, marking the first overseas trip for the collection in 65 years.


A majority of the works are to be displayed at the Tokyo National Museum from Jun. 24 to Sept. 15 followed by the Kyushu National Museum between Oct. 7 and Nov. 30.

The 5th of Top Ten Landscapes in Taiwan, Guishan Island, An Active Volcano

By Mindy Lee   on Tue., Jun. 17, 2014      16:30


Guishan Island lies in coastal waters 12 kilometers northeast of Yilan, Taiwan.  The island is 2.8 square kilometers in area, and from certain angles it resembles a sea turtle floating on the ocean, with its head facing eastward into the Pacific and its tail ponting toward Taiwan.

Taiwan’s achievements in medicine, agriculture and industrial innovation

Sumitted by Mindy on June 4,2014


The Discovery Channel yesterday said it would present a new series of documentaries that showcase Taiwan’s achievements in medicine, agriculture and industrial innovation.

Taiwan jobless rate plunges to below 4 percent

Submitted by Mindy on Tue., June 3, 2014


 


The unemployment rate fell to 3.91 percent last month, its lowest level in nearly six years, on the back of an economic recovery that boosted momentum in the job market, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said yesterday.

Six Taiwanese students won 12 awards in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Six Taiwanese students won 12 awards at last week’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California, the best performance ever by a local team in the world’s largest pre-college science competition.

‘Beyond Beauty’ wins award

The documentary Beyond Beauty — Taiwan From Above (看見台灣) has won a special jury award for creative excellence and a gold medal for cinematography at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Chi Po-lin (齊柏林), won a Special Jury Award on Saturday as an independent theatrical feature, one of 10 film categories at the festival, which opened on April 4 and closed on Sunday. Panelists also recognized the film’s cinematography with a gold medal — the second-highest honor in a secondary category.

‘Kano’ sets, props on show

An exhibition of props and recreated sets from box-office smash Kano opened in Taipei. The film tells the story of a high-school baseball team that competed in Japan in the 1930s. The exhibition at Taroko Sports in Neihu District (內湖) contains the players’ classroom, lockers, bullpen and other sets, along with photographs, baseballs and jerseys. Director Umin Boya said he was sorry that a set depicting a 1930s Chiayi street could not be preserved and had to be torn down. He said he hoped that in the future the government would support the preservation of such sets.

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