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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Taiwan -- Student activism exhibition draws young
The Student Activism exhibition (學動運生), organized by the Institute of Sociology (社會研究所) and the Digital Center (數位文化中心) of the Academia Sinica (中央研究院), has drawn more than 600 visitors since it opened in late April, with the great majority coming from local primary schools.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called Sunday on ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), who is currently visiting the mainland, to keep the nation's best interests at heart.
Arrangements can be found for Taiwan to participate in regional cooperation under the "one China"framework, said Xi Jinping (習近平), general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and mainland Chinese leader, during talks in Beijing on Monday with Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫).
The Presidential Office said Sunday that the "1992 Consensus" between Taiwan and the mainland is undeniable history, dismissing a claim by former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) that such a consensus does not exist.
People can start planning for next year's Lunar New Year holiday, which will last nine days from Feb. 6 to 14 according to the calendar approved by the Executive Yuan (行政院) on Monday.
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New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT), told a business panel discussion in Shanghai Sunday that he expects a positive response from the mainland to Taiwan's bid to join regional economic integration.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (外交部) Monday urged Taiwanese travelers to be extra careful when traveling in Chile, which was hit by floods and volcanic eruptions in its northern and southern areas in the past months.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport said Monday that will install two double-deck jet bridges this month for use by A380 aircraft, a double-deck jetliner manufactured by Airbus and currently the world's largest passenger airliner.
"To save up enough money to help our mother buy a new house" is the wish made for the upcoming Mother's Day by the Lin sisters, whose filial piety was recognized at an award ceremony held Sunday in Kaohsiung.
A private organization dedicated to wilderness medicine said Monday it has launched a fund-raising campaign to buy 100 portable altitude chambers (PAC) for use at mountain shelters to treat mountaineers suffering from altitude sickness.
Dazzling Express (Dazzling Express 蜜糖飲品), Coffee Alley (咖啡弄), and Madam Rose Coffee and Tea Salon (玫瑰夫人) are the newest additions to the tainted tea scare, Taipei City's Health Department (台北衛生局) announced yesterday, saying the three stores' herbal tea products were found containing levels of pesticides breaching regulations.
A five-day computer-assisted war game kicked off yesterday in Taiwan as part of the country's annual Han Kuang exercises to test local armed forces' combat readiness in the event of a possible Chinese invasion.
Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武) would be the top dream partner of Taiwanese mothers if they could choose somebody with whom to share a free trip on Mother's Day, according to a survey conducted by online hotel booking service
Taiwan -- Actor Kaneshiro named No. 1 dream partner for Taiwanese mothers: poll
Taiwan -- 'Feels like we live here now,' Andrew Garfield says of Taiwan
Actor Andrew Garfield, who has been filming Martin Scorsese's new film "Silence" in Taiwan over the past few months, said Monday in Taipei that the warm welcome the film's cast and crew have received has made them feel like they belong here.
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