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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Firefighters' groups joined a Labor Day march last week to demand a resolution to their grievances, notably calling for the introduction of unions. Also last week, policeman Ko Hsiung-fei (柯雄飛) serving in Miaoli who had been in a coma last month lost his battle against a stroke.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The 20th Freedom Day was celebrated recently with great enthusiasm by South Africans who paid tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives to gain freedom. April 27 marked the inauguration of the country's first democratically elected president at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1994.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
A group of scholars and writers has urged the Education Ministry to increase the course hours for Chinese in elementary and secondary schools in order to curb what they call the deteriorating proficiency among students using the official language of the country.
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Saturday, May 3, 2014
Blaming helicopter crashes on the so-called President Ma Ying-jeou jinx does little to help Taiwan's defense capability.
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Friday, May 2, 2014
Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay issued an order to carry out death sentences on Tuesday, her first since coming into office in September 2013. Five death-row inmates were executed later that day.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Amid Taiwan's tepid economic recovery, stagnating growth in wages and rising costs of housing and goods prices, the Ministry of Finance yesterday announced that it would spare the public the details of Taiwan's widening wealth disparity, as the gap between the incomes of the top and bottom five percentile of the wealthiest and poorest households in 2012 is anticipated to expand beyond the one-hundredth-fold benchmark.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
King Charles III, a new comedy drama about the future of the English monarchy, is running at the Almeida Theatre in London until May 31. The stage play takes the form of a Shakespearean history play and uses it to imagine the difficult early days after Prince Charles finally becomes king. Charles wants to reassert the role of the monarchy with disastrous results. There's talk of his abdication in favor of his son William.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Public sentiments in Taiwan and Hong Kong have recently been boiling in anti-China localism.
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Monday, April 28, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) traded barbs in a meeting Friday over the fate of the country's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou and opposition leader Su Tseng-chang had a farcical quarrel broadcast live on TV yesterday over the controversial Fourth Nuclear Power Plant project.
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