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Friday, March 6, 2015
Around 270,000 people in Taiwan were treated last week for symptoms associated with infectious diarrhea, the highest weekly number in six years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) said Thursday.
Taiwan's National Theater and Concert Hall (國家音樂廳), known for its traditional Chinese imperial design, has appeared on a list of the world's best concert halls on the website of The Telegraph, a British newspaper.
The continued double-digit growth of China's defense budget creates a serious challenge for Taiwan in terms of defense, a Taiwan government spokesman said Thursday.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Taiwan -- Government considers stricter water rationing as drought persists
The government is expected to impose second-phase water rationing measures soon, and third-phase rationing may be introduced in May as Taiwan tries to cope with the worst drought in 10 years, the Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水資源局) said on Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Sandstorm hits Taiwan for first time in 5 years
Taiwan's first sandstorm in five years hit the island yesterday along with a continental cold front, sending ambient air quality plummeting nationwide.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday denied rumors that he will not be running for president in 2016 through party spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中).
Taiwan -- Taiwan's first female Army ranger set to become 'mountain warrior'
Taiwan's first female Army ranger, Hsieh Shu-chen (謝淑貞), is set to finish a tough training program in mountain combat skills and search-and-rescue in a mountainous environment, in preparation for becoming the country's first female “mountain warrior.”
Taiwan was listed as the world's fifth happiest economy in a recent survey conducted by Bloomberg News, published yesterday.
Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) has announced his proposals for new election strategies in the face of the upcoming 2016 electoral campaign yesterday, putting forth a “district legislator sponsorship system.”
A cold air mass from China will send daytime highs down on Wednesday, with northern and northeastern Taiwan being the most affected, the Central Weather Bureau said.
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