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Like any other relationships, the one between Taiwan and Indonesia is characterized by certain similarities and differences.
Dear Editor, Last Friday, I read an article in the paper by Jackson Wong (“Arrogance and ignorance may equal eternal egregious English”). I always appreciate his articles. Reading it, I was saddened to learn that Taiwan has dropped to 29th of 30 countries in English proficiency.
In light of recent debate on whether retired public servants ought to continue receiving their annual year-end bonus, your author believes that there is a better solution instead of cutting back their benefits. What is more, retired public servants should not be subjected to budgetary cutback because of the pension fund's perennial deficit.
A report came out recently ranking Taiwan 29th in English-language proficiency out of some 30 countries surveyed, behind the likes of South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong among Asian nations. The news is not surprising.
For somebody like me who grew up in South Korea until I was in my mid-20s, and lived in Russia until I was 30, moving to Taiwan was something like “coming home.” Seoul and Taipei have changed so so much in these past 30 years. And even if maybe they started at different places and are still different now, they both have many things that warm my heart and make me happy.
Letter to the Editor Sunny weekend, 2008, the town of Sderot, southern Israel. I am walking around doing some grocery shopping with a friend that lives there and his two sons, aged 5 and 9. Suddenly, an alarm goes off and we run for shelter next to a concrete wall designed for this sort of occurrence.
Over the years, Taiwan has educated many intellectuals with its robust, stressful and time-consuming educational system. These intellectuals mainly consist of scientists and scholars that are evenly rounded on all subjects before college.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to get what they hoped for at the annual U.N. General Assembly after closing ranks to send a message to Iran that it may face war over its nuclear program.
Dear Editor: On Sept. 12, 2012, you reported the story: “DOH is not planning to hike NT$2,000 NHI fee threshold: official.” According to the policy mentioned in the article, individuals who earn over NT$2,000 in interest on a single savings account will have to pay a supplementary premium of 2 percent.
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