The authority said Taiwan's aging rate hit 7 percent in 1993 and is expected to reach 20 percent in the next eight years.
Doolan will be using a specially designed wheelchair with mountain-bike wheels when the trails allow, but thinks he will mostly be on his hands with a friend holding his legs in a move he's dubbed "wheelbarrowing".
KATHMANDU - A wheelchair-bound Australian is aiming to become the first paraplegic to reach the base camp of Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, unaided - a breathless trek he reckons he will make mostly on his hands.
The standards can also guide the country's reforms in various English language tests, so they will be more focused on testing students' practical skills in using English, rather than skills in taking tests, he added.
For those who want to apply for advanced schooling, attain professional titles in China or study abroad, more English tests await.
Normalization of ties has opened a new chapter in relations between China and Gambia, Li said. President Xi Jinping held productive talks with the Gambian president on Thursday, injecting new energy into their ties, Li said.