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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko holds concert; Lien backers flood Ketagalan
Insisting on a low-key atmosphere for his last campaign rally, independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) held a concert yesterday called “One City, One Family” in front of his campaign headquarters.
The Central Election Commission (CEC, 中央選舉委員會) yesterday released an update to the campaigning regulations to accommodate the growing use of smartphone technologies, extending campaign efforts through apps and social media such as promoting a designated candidate through the use of Line and Facebook to 12 a.m. on Nov. 29.
Taiwan -- DPP, KMT party chairs attend nationwide rallies
President and Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday rallied in various cities to secure votes for today's long-awaited election.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) distorted the message carried in a Kuomintang (KMT) campaign ad in order to provoke confrontation between Taiwan and South Korea, a ruling party spokesman claimed yesterday.
The National Health Insurance Committee of the Ministry of Health and Welfare decided Friday not to lower public health insurance rates from the current 4.91 percent regular premium and 2 percent supplementary premium.
Voter turnout for the 9-in-1 local government elections is estimated to reach between 65 percent and 70 percent, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said Friday.
Many foreign-based Taiwanese businessmen returned home Friday to vote in the following day's nine-in-one local elections, according to airport authorities.
Winter this year could be slightly warmer than in previous years due to the El Nino effect, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
Ting Hsin Group (頂新集團) CEO Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) yesterday appeared in the Chunghwa District Court and said that his past conduct was in line with the law, adding that the enterprise's purchasing and producing processes are managed by employees charged with specific tasks.
Taiwan has continued to hold the No. 4 position in the latest world baseball ranking, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced.
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