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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In an effort to reduce increasing tension surrounding sovereignty disputes among claimants of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday proposed a new peace plan for the region, urging parties not to take unilateral actions that could further destabilize the area. .
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Sexism is awful, but political sexism is worse.
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Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤), a member of the Taipei City Government Clean Government Committee (CGC, 臺北市政府廉政透明委員會), has been given two demerits and temporarily barred from attending municipal meetings for his involvement in unauthorized media leaks.
The latest fishing incident in which a Taiwanese boat was boarded by a Philippines coastguard vessel late Monday happened due to different understandings on the scope of marine patrols in overlapping waters, Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said yesterday.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in Tainan Tuesday that the party will not give up Taiwan's claims of sovereignty over Taiping Island, located in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's (蔡依琳) agent said Tuesday that the singer thinks it is a pity the Singapore authorities have banned her same-sex marriage new single and music video, "We're All Different, Yet the Same."
Business administration students from four Taiwanese colleges completed a four-day journey on foot through a desert in western China on Monday, with participants from National Taiwan University (NTU) winning an award for sportsmanship.
COMPUTEX Taipei (台北國際電腦展), the biggest Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) exhibition of Asia that is co-organized annually by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA, 外貿協會) and local Taipei Computer Association (TCA), will soon take place at the Taipei World Trade Center (台北世貿中心).
The family of a scooter rider who previously accused the Honduran ambassador of a hit-and-run over a traffic accident earlier this month has apologized to Ambassador Rafael Fernando Sierra Quesada on Monday.
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Taiwan -- Scooter rider apologizes to Honduran ambassador over hit-and-run row
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke attended an economic forum held in Taiwan yesterday, exchanging opinions with President Ma Ying-jeou, Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company CEO Morris Chang (張忠謀), among others.
Officials from Taipei's Bureau of Civil Affairs (政府民政局) recently held a meeting with governing members of Taipei's famed Longshan Temple (龍山寺) on the issue of whether joss sticks should no longer be used, for the sake of the environment.
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Fuchun Tea Manufacturer (馥春茶堂) is suspected of selling low-quality tea packaged under the famous Fu Shou Tea (福壽長春茶) brand, allegedly profiting to the tune of more than NT$10 million, according to the Taichung District Prosecutors Office (TDPO, 台中地檢署) yesterday.
Former legislative candidate Chen Chi-chung (陳致中), who is known famously as the son of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), recently said that he has withdrawn himself from the next lawmaker race to instead pursue an opportunity in radio to speak for his father.
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Taiwan will focus on developing its own defense capabilities if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) returns to power, according to a blue paper on national defense published by a DPP think tank Tuesday.
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