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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Taiwan -- U.S. 'appreciates' South China Sea Peace Initiative: official
The United States welcomed a Taiwan initiative for peace in the disputed South China Sea, an official with the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤), a member of the Taipei City Government Clean Government Committee (CGC, 臺北市政府廉政透明委員會), has been given two demerits and temporarily barred from attending municipal meetings for his involvement in unauthorized media leaks.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in Tainan Tuesday that the party will not give up Taiwan's claims of sovereignty over Taiping Island, located in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's (蔡依琳) agent said Tuesday that the singer thinks it is a pity the Singapore authorities have banned her same-sex marriage new single and music video, "We're All Different, Yet the Same."
Business administration students from four Taiwanese colleges completed a four-day journey on foot through a desert in western China on Monday, with participants from National Taiwan University (NTU) winning an award for sportsmanship.
Former legislative candidate Chen Chi-chung (陳致中), who is known famously as the son of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), recently said that he has withdrawn himself from the next lawmaker race to instead pursue an opportunity in radio to speak for his father.
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Taiwan will focus on developing its own defense capabilities if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) returns to power, according to a blue paper on national defense published by a DPP think tank Tuesday.
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Taiwan has taken delivery of a further four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, part of a package of 60 such choppers from the United States, after the second batch of the aircraft was shipped to southern Taiwan earlier this week, the Army said Tuesday.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (經濟部, MOEA) issued a statement on Tuesday listing various factors that will render a worse-than-expected growth for Taiwan in 2015.
A club aimed at creating a platform that brings together venture capitalists and young entrepreneurs looking to launch their own businesses was opened in Taipei on Monday.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證交所) last year aimed to fulfil its corporate social responsibility, including advancing the local economy, conducting work for social charities and promoting environmental protection.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Taiwan -- Taiwan president proposes South China Sea Peace Initiative
Taipei - President Ma Ying-jeou called for putting aside differences and promoting the joint development of resources in a "South China Sea Peace Initiative" during a forum in Taipei on Tuesday amid rising tensions in the region.
Taiwan -- Heavy rain brings flooding across south of the country
Heavy rainfall yesterday and over the weekend that was concentrated on the central and southern regions of Taiwan has caused flooding as the government has scrambled to issue warnings across the area.
The manufacturing sector saw another tumble in the last three months according to the April economic forecast report published yesterday, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) has announced.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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