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Sunday, October 4, 2015
No fireworks 10/10, but Tsai and Chu to meet
This year, the National Day fireworks are canceled but the leaders of Taiwan's two major political parties will make a rare joint appearance. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Eric Chu (朱立倫), chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), are
Taiwan's military strength was rated the world's 13th strongest, with the United States topping the global military power rankings, according to the latest research report published by Switzerland-based multinational financial services Credit Suisse.
The number of dengue fever cases in Tainan, the municipality with the most serious outbreak of the disease since the start of summer in May, has reached 17,004, an increase of 365 over the previous day, the city's health department said Saturday.
A total of 11 alleged tree poachers were arrested earlier this month in Northern Taiwan over charges of cutting down priceless old trees without permission, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Minister of Culture Hung Meng-chi said Friday he has decided to remain in his post at the request of Premier Mao Chi kuo.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) will make a decision on whether to scrap Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County in the second half of next year, given the airport's extremely low passenger numbers, CAA Director-General Lin Tyh-ming said Saturday.
A trial run of Kaohsiung's light rail system, the first to be installed in Taiwan, will begin on Oct. 16, the city government announced Thursday.
The government has taken precautions in case the number of employees given unpaid leave continues to rise, but the situation remains far less serious than during the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, public agencies have said.
Flour bleaching agents containing sulfur dioxide and the preservative benzoic acid were found to exceed legal limits in wet flour products yesterday, with more investigations still to be carried out, announced the Food and Drug Administration, yesterday (FDA, 食藥署).
Saturday, October 3, 2015
The agriculture minister said yesterday that the government should support domestic industries hurt by trade liberalization, but not by maintaining import barriers.
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