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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Taiwan has garnered two awards from the second Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Annual Best Practice Award Program, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
Infant death compensation bill wins approval
The government could soon pay compensation of up to NT$300,000 after an infant's death due to unforeseen complications during delivery.
The world's oldest surviving Olympic athlete, who represented the Republic of China in the discus at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, has died aged 103, mainland Chinese state media and the world athletics governing body have said.
Accusing retired high-ranking educational officials who have served at private universities and colleges of waging special interest influence, the Taiwan Higher Education Union called on the government Wednesday to close the "revolving door" for education officials.
Songshan Airport will continue to serve as the main hub for domestic air traffic over the next 15 years, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Wednesday after a meeting the previous day to discuss the future of the airport.
A Taiwanese research team has won a global science competition seeking to improve prognosis prediction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Eric Chu taps former labor head as running mate and James Soong taps Hsu Hsin-ying
Taipei - Eric Chu, chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and its presidential candidate, has named former Labor Minister Wang Ju-hsuan as his running mate in the Jan. 16, 2016 presidential election.
EPA to stop traffic when air pollution spikes
Cars will be banned from the streets and outdoor sports games will be postponed in regions with alarming air pollution levels, according to an emergency plan to combat sudden surges of bad air, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 環保署) announced yesterday.
Air quality in Central and Southern Taiwan was at an unhealthy level on Tuesday, with the index for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) hitting high levels, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
An amendment to a law governing passport issuance is expected to take effect in January to give government authorities the right to revoke a citizen's passport if they deface or alter it, including by putting "Republic of Taiwan" stickers on a Republic of China passport, an official said yesterday.
Legal change allows gov't to revoke defaced passports
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