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· April, 2010

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from April, 2010

Taiwan: Smart phone supplier's exploitative practice

  21 April 2010

Young Fast Optoelectronics (YFO), one of the biggest manufacturers of smart phone touch panel in the world, was recently accused by its trade union (YFOTU) of its exploitative working conditions and violation of labour law. According to the trade union blog, being a major supplier of the world's famous cell...

Taiwan: WhereCamp Taipei

  9 April 2010

Schee of Hopendata project announces on the project blog(zh) that WhereCamp Taipei is to be held on April 10th in Taipei. This is a an unofficial follow-up event of Where 2.0 conference. Schee and the two other speakers will talk about recent popular Augmented Reality apps and Location-based services.

Taiwan: Debate over kitten-slayer case

  8 April 2010

A National Taiwan University graduate student, Lee Nien Lung, was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the end of March 2010 under the charge of animal cruelty. The sentence given to Lee Nien-lung by the Taipei District Court for abusing and killing three cats is the longest in Taiwan’s...

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The Big Issue Hits Taiwan

  2 April 2010

Taiwan is the 9th country that publishes The Big Issue. Li Chi Zhong, the founder of Roodo Blog, introduces this model to Taiwan with a hope to develop a new type of social business. One month before publishing the first issue, bigissue.tw started its Facebook fan page to recruit volunteers. So far it has 27,000 fans.

Taiwan: “Slideophilia”

  1 April 2010

Professor Chih-Hao Tsai talks about the weird but common phenomena he observed in Taiwan:”Slideophilia“. He concludes that not only the design of a speech rooms, the video-cam that is always focusing on the slides, the audience that are reading printed slides at their hands, but also “many speakers themselves are slideophilia who rather sacrifice...

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