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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei City halts work on Dome
The Taipei City Government yesterday ordered Farglory Group (遠雄集團) to halt construction on the Taipei Dome (臺北大巨蛋) project immediately.
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The government may call off phase-two water rationing in Northern Taiwan this week after heavy rains fell into the Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫).
Taiwan -- Central Taiwan most affected by plum rain front: CWB
Central Taiwan had recorded the most significant rainfall as of early Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a strong plum rain front currently affecting the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
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Taiwan -- With a year remaining, Ma vows to move forward
Addressing an audience of over a hundred supporters at the Presidential Office, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday used the seven-year anniversary of his inauguration day on May 20, 2008 to showcase the achievements of his administration, adding he would move forward on reforms in his last year.
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The Kuomintang (KMT) has announced the results of opinion polls for primary elections to the Legislature for the high-profile third electoral district of Taipei City yesterday, with incumbent Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾) losing to Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安).
Those who take aphrodisiacs or diet pills should be extremely careful as according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) yesterday morning, over 25 percent of Chinese medicines inspected were found to illegally contain chemical compounds.
Fifty-two percent of Taiwanese are not consuming enough iodine, which may lead to iodine deficiency disorders, the Health Promotion Administration (國民健康署, HPA) announced yesterday.
A total of 33 espionage cases that involved Taiwanese nationals who served as Chinese spies have been busted by the National Security Bureau (NSB, 國安局) over the past five years, the NSB's chief said yesterday.
Taiwan's top intelligence chief yesterday said his bureau has continued to closely monitor more than 100 Chinese companies with offices in Taiwan to check if they could pose a potential threat to national security.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate and Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday slammed the Kuomintang's (KMT) constitutional reforms as "hijacking" Taiwan's future, saying the ruling party refuses to discuss other issues during meetings of the Constitutional Amendment Committee (CAC) if the DPP does not agree to a "package" proposal that ties absentee voting with the lowering of the voting age to 18.
Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) yesterday apologized publicly while presenting a special report at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan's Education and Culture Committee, with lawmakers calling for his resignation over junior high school examination irregularities last Sunday.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday that polls from both sides of the party divide indicate that over half of the Taiwanese public supports restoring the Legislature's right to approve the premier.
A well-structured plum rain front will continue to affect Taiwan through the weekend, bringing gusting wind and thunderstorms to Central, Northern and Northeastern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Taiwan Think Tank (台灣智庫), a nonprofit organization that publishes opinion polls in Taiwan, announced the results of the current presidential election opinion poll for 2016 yesterday, which showed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the lead against all of the current or potential Kuomintang (KMT) candidates.
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