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President Tsai promotes 37 to general
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday promoted a batch senior military personnel to general in her first such act since becoming commander in chief on May 20.
 
Transitional justice bill faces protests
Indigenous peoples have protested that their rights are being ignored in a transitional justice bill that the ruling party has launched.
 
Legislators to amend employment laws to benefit guest workers
A legislative committee took the first step Wednesday toward amending employment regulations that require foreign guest workers to return to their native countries in order to reapply for renewal of their contracts after three years.
 
Lawmakers question Liao on experience, vision
Academia Sinica President James Liao (廖俊智), a day after being sworn in, received a baptism of fire during his first interpellation session at a meeting of the Legislature's Education Committee on Wednesday, questioned on his ability and vision for the institution.
 
Both pro-Kuomintang (KMT) and pro-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) overseas Taiwanese highly anticipate and welcome President Tsai Ing-wen's first ever overseas trip later this week, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) head said Wednesday.
 
After its unionized flight attendants voted heavily in favor of a strike late Tuesday, the government urged national carrier China Airlines (CAL, 華航) to sit down and negotiate a deal to avoid disruptions to air travel during the peak summer months.
 
Taiwan is suffering from an increasingly aging population, with the Aging Index reaching 92.18 in 2015 and expected to surge to 100 next year at the earliest, according to Ministry of the Interior (MOI) data released Wednesday.
 
A legal mechanism would have to be put in place to allow Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) to gain political asylum in Taiwan if he wishes, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said Wednesday.
 
Limited express train derails in Hualien, 2 passengers injured
A Tze-Chiang limited express train derailed Wednesday in Rueisuei Township, Hualien County, resulting in injuries to two passengers, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) reported that day.
 
The Taoyuan Area Flight Attendant Union will call a strike after its members voted Tuesday in favor of taking such action.
 
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