The China Post (Taiwan)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Cancer owes the majority of its total deaths to Asian countries, partly because of the regions massive population but possibly due to certain lifestyle choices, Taiwan health authorities said based on the result of a recent study. 

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) -  Taiwan’s current legal scene is somewhat incongruous. Almost a month after same-sex marriages became legal, a couple in Pingtung County have announced their decision to divorce. This may come as a shock to authorities had they not anticipated a complication to the law that passed on May 24.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Han Kuo-Yu’s explicit contradiction of Beijing’s “one country, two systems” took everyone by surprise over the latest weekend. This was his most forceful rejection of the political framework aimed at ousting the Beijing-friendly image depicted by his rivals.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - The age-old dispute of balancing academics and sport on a student’s shoulders continues to puzzle the minds of researchers and audiences alike. This time, Taiwan’s youth has come under the scrutiny of their ability to maintain healthy lifestyles. Their preparation for productive and successful adulthood is all-important and consumes their mentality.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - After nearly three months of an election marred by party infighting, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen won 35.6 percent of the votes, while former premier William Lai obtained 27.4 percent.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan legislators voted to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17, a first for Asia. “#LoveWon,” President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted as more than 35,000 people took to the streets of Taipei to advocate same-sex marriage.

KAOHSIUNG (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan has broken ground on a shipyard to produce eight diesel-powered submarines, highlighting the government’s determination to make the indigenous armaments industry a new priority.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR), a same-sex marriage advocacy group, several LGBTQ civil rights organisations, and 10 newly elected officials attended the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade in Tokyo on April 28-29.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan stock market has reached new highs despite the recent increase in minimum wages. The unemployment rate in March was just 3.68 percent, the second lowest rate in March over the past 19 years.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung said on April 24 that he already prepared his speech regarding Taiwan’s eventual non-participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA).