Thursday, June 20, 2013
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the government's decision to set a threshold for tuition-free education was made out of necessity, but once the government has sufficient funds it will abolish the threshold to ensure free education for all.
The cross-strait representative office bill should not be passed today if equal visitation rights are not included in the proposal, said main opposition party legislators yesterday.
Prosecutors indicted a woman surnamed Lu yesterday for forceful entry, intimidation and damages after she was arrested for allegedly slapping and kicking a foreign male student from Switzerland over a one-night stand.
Two legislators have launched a food bank bill to help charity operations feed more than 350,000 people living below the poverty line in Taiwan.
Taiwanese tennis standouts Hsieh Su-wei and Lu Yen-hsun both won their first-round matches at their respective warm-up events for Wimbledon on yesterday.
A tropical storm expected to sweep over waters east of Taiwan could bring rain to most parts of the country, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.
A tour bus carrying 16 Chinese nationals from Hangzhou slid into a hillside in the Alishan National Scenic Areaon yesterday afternoon, leaving a Taiwanese tour guide dead and seven tourists with minor injuries.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday forecast that Tropical Storm Leepi would pass the East Coast of Taiwan today, bringing heavy rains to parts of Taiwan.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that Guatemala has always been a close diplomatic ally of the R.O.C., and that several cooperative projects between the sides have come to fruition over the past several years.