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Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Tang Prize, Taiwan's highest private award for global achievement, has seen nominations grow by up to 60 percent from last year, suggesting that it is gaining increasing awareness around the world, Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan said.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Access to Yushan, Taiwan's highest peak, will be closed for the month of January next year to allow the natural ecology and wildlife to recover from the impact of tourism, the Yushan National Park administration office said Wednesday.
Police authorities recently arrested 22 suspects as part of a crackdown on a cross-strait telephone fraud ring that targeted potential victims on the other side of the Taiwan Strait, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
Manufacturing output fell a whopping 15 percent in the third quarter to NT$3.16 trillion, the lowest level in six years, according to a report released by the Economics Ministry.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday gave the green light to reforms in long-term care services through an injection of NT$30 billion over the next three years.
Experts call for ban on toxic herbicide paraquat
Public health experts are urging the government to ban paraquat (巴拉刈) -- a commonly used herbicide, or weed killer -- after a new study revealed South Korea's pesticide-related suicide rates have significantly dropped after a paraquat ban in 2012, at a press conference yesterday.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will refocus its efforts against the ongoing dengue fever outbreak in Southern Taiwan from Tainan to Kaohsiung, which recorded over 400 new cases Wednesday.
A high percentage of Taiwan's children have been verbally or physically abused at home or at school, a charity group said, urging parents and schools to create a loving and caring environment for the nation's children.
The warm weather Northern Taiwan has enjoyed recently could soon give way to rain and lower temperatures from next Tuesday due to increasing seasonal winds, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.
The skipper of a mainland Chinese fishing boat and his five crewmen were sentenced by the Taiwan High Court's Kinmen branch to one year and 10 months in prison Thursday for illegally entering Taiwan's territorial waters and poaching with electric fishing gear.
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