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Monday, August 3, 2015
Chiang statues become targets as Taiwan confronts history
One has been beheaded, others defaced. Some are dressed in costumes by pranksters. Statues of Taiwan's former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past.
The Taiwanese government is preparing to relax regulations to make it easier for foreign volunteers and street artists to participate in events and perform in Taiwan, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS), an industry organization funded by the National Development Council (NDC), is expected to open this winter in downtown Taipei with the mission of internationalizing the local startup ecosystem.
Housing transactions in Taiwan in July maintained roughly the same level as a month earlier, with the volume of transactions falling in Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan and rising in Hsinchu and Taichung, according to a local real estate agent.
Disappointed by Taiwan's lower-than-expected gross domestic product growth for the second quarter of this year, a European brokerage has sharply cut its target for the Taiwan Stock Exchange Capitalization Weighted Stock Index (TAIEX) on the main board.
Shipments of Taiwan-made liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs fell more than 8 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier as Chinese TV brand Haier cut orders placed to Taiwanese contract makers, according to Taipei-based Digitimes Research.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Wu playing divide & conquer: students
Students occupying the Education Ministry yesterday rejected Education Minister Wu Se-hwa's offer of a conditional solution to the criminal charges against some of them, saying it is an attempt to divide the protesters.
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The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) is reportedly split over whether to hold a special session in the Legislative Yuan to review the controversial curriculum guideline that came into force this week, as demanded by protestors demonstrating at the Ministry of Education.
Some 4.99 million people visited Taiwan from overseas in the first six months this year, with 55 percent of them coming from China, Hong Kong and Macau, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) Saturday.
President Ma Ying-jeou is in good health, the hospital conducting his annual health checkup said Saturday.
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