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Vice President Chen Chien-jen was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) last Tuesday.
 
We all know that reducing, reusing and recycling waste is a key part of a green lifestyle, but one somewhat less-discussed part is being conscious of how our eating habits -- particularly our fancy for red meat -- affect the environment.
 
A member of the Yilan County Council has proposed a tax on cars traveling along National Freeway No. 5 in a bid to curb the nightmarish holiday traffic congestion on the highway. But that may not be a cure for the traffic headache.
 
The suicide of the young novelist Lin Yi-han (林奕含), haunted for years by an alleged rape by her cram school tutor, has brought Taiwan's prevalent cram school culture under a fierce spotlight. But revisiting the long-debated culture only scratches the surface of a tangle of underlying problems in Taiwan's society.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen called on mainland China to work with Taiwan to open up a new form of interaction to preserve cross-strait peace -- pretty words that amount to nothing substantive.
 
Despite repeatedly attacking Chinese trade policies on his campaign trail, U.S. President Donald Trump has now apparently undergone a miraculous transformation in his attitude toward Beijing, following a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last month.
 
The Tsai Ing-wen administration has been in full damage control mode after the president said in an interview with Reuters that she did not rule out the possibility of having another conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump -- only a day before Trump rejected the idea in a separate Reuters interview.
 
Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House on Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen is passionately determined to have Taiwan build conventional submarines at home. She visited the Zuoying Naval Base on March 21 to oversee the signing of a memorandum that formally launched the nation's domestic submarine-building effort.
 
Sometimes even handing out money can be a tough job. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party, despite having a comfortable advantage in the Legislative Yuan, took back its draft bill for the Special Act for Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Plan for review after it passed the first reading on Wednesday in a chaotic scene.
 
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