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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Curriculum talks fail to reach consensus
Student demonstrators are to hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to address their next step in the anti-curriculum campaign, after talks with Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) failed again yesterday.
No plans to end duty-free cigarettes sales: says MOF
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has no plans to end duty-free tobacco sales at airports or further restrict the import of cigarettes, officials announced yesterday following speculation about the issue by local media.
Labor unions gathered in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) to call for a raise in the labor insurance contribution rate to 12.5 percent along with the implementation of the longevity pension insurance program.
The first section of the Suhua Highway Improvement Project's Guanyin Tunnel (觀音隧道) was blasted open yesterday morning and represents a key moment for the lengthy construction project.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous Asia attacked government and political party websites yesterday in a gesture of support for students protesting against Education Ministry plans to change curriculum guidelines.
A five-story house in Changhua, (彰化) in which a family of six and an Indonesian caregiver lives, broke into flames in Sunday morning, according to local media reports.
President Ma Ying-jeou submitted an open letter to the local China Times newspaper yesterday, claiming that former President Lee Teng-hui's recent comments on the sovereignty of the Diaoyutai Islands were improper, and he should apologize to the people for his "indiscreet remark."
Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau is scheduled to begin promoting app safety certification next week as part of efforts to help app users keep their information secure and to develop an app certification industry for the country, Vice Premier Chang San-cheng said Monday.
The Bureau of Investigation reported Monday that it has cracked down on an underground remittance group, intercepting four suspects at airports who were about to smuggle more than NT$30 million (US$946,969) out of the country.
Former President Chen Shui-bian, who has been on medical parole since early January, has had his parole extended for three more months, the Ministry of Justice said Monday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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