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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) said yesterday at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC, 中國人民政治協商會議) that the cross-strait relationship between China and Taiwan is based on the foundation of the “1992 Consensus.”
Taiwan -- Government considers stricter water rationing as drought persists
The government is expected to impose second-phase water rationing measures soon, and third-phase rationing may be introduced in May as Taiwan tries to cope with the worst drought in 10 years, the Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水資源局) said on Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Sandstorm hits Taiwan for first time in 5 years
Taiwan's first sandstorm in five years hit the island yesterday along with a continental cold front, sending ambient air quality plummeting nationwide.
Taiwan -- Welcome to Taipei International holds Lunar New Year luncheon
Welcome to Taipei International Club (WTIC) hosted its 2015 Lunar New Year Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3 with more than 160 members and guests gathered to ring in the year of the Goat at The Formosa Regent Hotel, said the WTIC.
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Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday denied rumors that he will not be running for president in 2016 through party spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中).
Taiwan -- Taiwan's first female Army ranger set to become 'mountain warrior'
Taiwan's first female Army ranger, Hsieh Shu-chen (謝淑貞), is set to finish a tough training program in mountain combat skills and search-and-rescue in a mountainous environment, in preparation for becoming the country's first female “mountain warrior.”
Accusations leveled at the Palau ambassador to the R.O.C. by a former chauffeur are not true, the Embassy of the Republic of Palau said yesterday.
The funeral of a woman who sold meals for only NT$10 (US$0.32) for decades to help people living on low-incomes was held in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, with several people whom Chuang Chu Yu-nu (莊朱玉女) helped showing up to pay their respects to a woman they were thankful to for her compassion.
Taiwan was listed as the world's fifth happiest economy in a recent survey conducted by Bloomberg News, published yesterday.
Taiwan -- 'Under the Dome' may not be independent: Lee
The investigative documentary “Under The Dome” (穹頂之下) presented by former Chinese state-owned CCTV journalist Chai Jing (柴靜) has taken the Internet by storm, receiving millions of views and comments by netizens since it was originally posted on Feb. 28.
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