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Saturday, May 2, 2015
The 2015 Taipei International 5-in-1 Food Expo will be held June 24-27, incorporating the Food Show, Food Tech and Pharma Tech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan Horeca and Halal Taiwan, said the organizer.
The first international tourist hotel on the outlying archipelago of Penghu off Taiwan's southwestern coast will be open for business at the end of June after years of delays.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) announced related measures in response to the government's plans to loosen stock price fluctuation caps on June 1 from 7 percent to 10 percent in a given trading day and increase collateral maintenance ratio on May 4 to 130 percent of the amount an investor borrows on margin from the current 120 percent. The new polices are expected to hike up trading volume. 
Friday, May 1, 2015
A student attending Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU, 高雄醫學大學), surnamed Huang (黃), committed suicide yesterday morning after being implicated in the murder of a fellow student, surnamed Liu (劉), on April 28, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO, 高雄地檢署).
Taiwan -- New amendment limits weekly work hours to no more than 40
The Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee of the Legislative Yuan yesterday passed the preliminary amendment draft to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) seeking to limit weekly labor hours to less than 40.
National Communications Commission (NCC, 通訊會) Chairman Howard Shyr (石世豪) yesterday said that it is unnecessary to create laws on regulating speech on the Internet at the moment and suggested that the media should self-regulate its news material, in response to questions regarding implementing anti-cyberbullying laws.
What kind of a world do we live in when a show that was supposed to promote your country sells out to your competitor, if not nemesis, by adopting the flag of the said communist opposition, while someone with an international reputation fearlessly dons on your democratic flag knowing that she will probably suffer more losses than gains?
Two more teams organized by Taiwanese charity groups are set to provide relief assistance to survivors in Nepal in the wake of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated large areas of the Himalayan country and killed thousands.
Two R.O.C. nationals remain unaccounted for following a devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
The issue of Taiwan's latest policy on tightening Japanese food product imports is likely to be resolved without incident, an official said yesterday, amid the ongoing visit of Japanese lawmaker delegations in Taiwan to discuss the matter.
Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of this year rose 3.46 percent from a year earlier, lower than an earlier forecast of a 3.50 percent increase, according to an advance estimate released by the government Thursday.
Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) climbed to a career-high world ranking of No. 4 in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings after finishing third at the Badminton Asia Championships 2015 in Wuhan, China last week.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was temporarily put on the defensive over her notion of a cross-strait "status quo" as criticism from both her opponents and supporters continued yesterday. Tsai had been asked in a speech given by President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday to clarify her version of the status quo in relations with China as well as how such a circumstance can be maintained.
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Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) remarked that the next generation of Taiwan's "new immigrants" could be the nation's future "elite troops" into the Southeast Asian economy.
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