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Friday, October 9, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Thursday that he admires Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), the presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), but supports the decision of the KMT's Central Standing Committee a day earlier to discuss replacing her.
Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), donated all of his cash dividends from his company Thursday to fund bio-medical research at National Taiwan University (NTU, 台灣大學).
Taiwan is planning to increase the amount of cropland given over to non-rice grain and certain beans to raise the self-reliance ratio of such locally produced crops to 38.1 percent by 2020, an agriculture official said Thursday.
Taiwan's armed forces are busy preparing for National Day celebrations that will feature a military parade in Taipei and a flyover by the Air Force's Thunder Tiger Aerobatics Team.
Tsai has chance meeting with Abe: reports
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was rumored to have had a chance encounter with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a hotel in Tokyo, according to Japanese media yesterday.
The number of Taiwanese visitors to Indonesia could grow, now that the Southeast Asian county included Taiwan in its latest round of visa-free privileges Sept. 18, aviation and tourism representatives said Thursday.
Taiwan will soon open its second representative office in Indonesia at Surabaya to further boost bilateral relations in various fronts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
Second representative office to open in Indonesia
Taiwan has donated US$100,000 to Guatemala to assist in relief efforts, after a massive mudslide struck the country and left more than 150 dead, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Minister of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Hsia Li-yan (夏立言) will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) in Guangzhou Oct. 14, said the MAC Wednesday.
Swiss brokerage firm UBS Securities raised its forecast for the Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark index, the TAIEX, for the end of the year from 7,800 points to 8,250 Thursday, on the back of the engagement of a national fund.
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