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Top gov't agencies reveal their visions for pension reform — and they don't both like the look of the reform committee's draft
After a day of heated protests by retired public servants, the Examination Yuan and Executive Yuan on Thursday rolled out their versions of contentious pension reform regulations.
 
Private jails are among ideas pitched at law conference
Prominent local and international law professors gathered in Taipei last week to participate in the Chinese Culture University Law School's International Enterprise and Management Law Conference at Chinese Culture University.
 
National Taiwan University's (NTU) annual government fund was cut by NT$54 million on Thursday, as the Ministry of Education (MOE) found it negligent in its supervision over a paper forgery scandal involving the schools' president and leading professors.
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday banned use of fluopyram in tea cultivation, two weeks after it increased the fungicide's maximum allowable level of residue in agricultural goods.
 
The Consumers' Foundation called for government action to deal more aggressively with leaks of personal data during a press conference on Thursday after a number of high-profile hacks on personal information have taken place in recent months.
 
Kuomintang (KMT) leadership hopeful Steve Chan (詹啟賢) slammed ex-Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) Thursday, asking why his rival -- who recently released a white paper on party reform -- hadn't implemented these ideas during his time in the party's upper ranks.
 
Air Force classics
Classic military aircraft are displayed in the Aviation Education Exhibition Hall of the R.O.C. Air Force Academy in Kaohsiung on Thursday, March 30. The exhibition hall, located at the northeastern corner of the R.O.C Air Force Academy in Gangshan District, was opened to the public in September 2015. There are 36 aircraft in total on display in the three-story hall, including AT-6 and AT-11 trainer aircraft and a F-84G Thunderjet.
 
Defamation should be decriminalized -- that was the tentative conclusion after individual group discussions on Thursday to pave the way for the national conference on judicial reform.
 
PFP celebrates 17th anniversary
People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) waves while posing on stage with his fellow party members during an anniversary celebration on Thursday, March 30. During the event, Soong presented a photo of him and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation event in Peru last year. Soong said that during their meeting, Xi said that he recognized the former's orange tie. Soong said that he responded "orange remains orange and not green," a reference to the view held by some that he was moving at the time toward the pan-green camp.
 
Air Force training female pilots to fly its jets
Three pilots are currently training to become the first female jet fighter pilots to fly a second-generation fighter of the R.O.C., the Air Force announced on Wednesday.
 
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