Thursday, July 2, 2015
Mainland China authorities removed entry permit requirements for Taiwan nationals yesterday.
Following two major incidents involving gangsters that recently aroused public attention and horror, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu said yesterday that the city government has joined a national program, aiming to protect teenagers during summer vacations, and will be checking on locations where teenagers often go more regularly, including Internet cafes, bowling alleys, KTVs and movie theaters.
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Ersagun Kursat Yamur (known locally by his Chinese name 王凱傑), a Turkish national living in Taiwan, was acquitted of the sexual assault, the Taiwan High Court announced yesterday., 1 Comment
Lee Kun-yi (李坤儀), the granddaughter of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), is engaged to marry Zhao Zan-kai(趙贊凱), the director of the Hong Kong branch of the modeling agency Catwalk, local media reported.
The Central Weather Bureau on Wednesday said a tropical storm that formed over the Pacific late Tuesday will not immediately threaten Taiwan, but its slow speed could help it develop further into a typhoon as it moves closer to the island.
The Philippine government launched a new visa application system Wednesday, allowing Taiwan travelers to obtain tourist visas online.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Taipei - A 20-year-old college student suffering from burns to 90 percent of his body has regained consciousness and can breathe unassisted after being injured in a fire and explosion at a water park in New Taipei July 27, in what doctors are describing as "a miracle."
Chen Hui-ying (陳慧穎), general manager of Formosa Water Park, and the Color Play Asia event host who goes by the stage name Tong Tong (彤彤), were questioned by police yesterday during an investigation surrounding the water park explosions that left almost 500 party-goers injured, with 240 still in intensive care, and one dead., 1 Comment
Around 10 people were arrested and accussed of throwing signal bombs and crashing cars, including burning cars in fornt of a police station on the streets at midnight Tuesday, according to police officers of New Taipei City Police Department, Sanchong Precinct yesterday.
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The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday stated that "self-belittling" had occurred when political commentators weighed in on Taiwan's potential membership of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Some media outlets in Taiwan said that the government was willing to "bring disgrace upon itself" by agreeing to Beijing's terms for bank membership by diminishing national sovereignty.