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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Lien wins primary for Taipei mayor
Sean Lien won a Kuomintang (KMT) primary yesterday after the final round of internal voting to become the ruling party's candidate for the year-end Taipei mayoral election.
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday that she would consider a dialogue with the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) on the construction of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
Informers who report sightings of motor vehicles that produce an excessive amount of exhaust emissions, known as “squid vehicles” in Chinese, have seen their reward money cut substantially, local news sources said.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah is scheduled to meet with a group of young people in Taipei today in the first of a series of forums aimed at shoring up dwindling support for the government and ruling Kuomintang (KMT) from the younger generations.
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politician has been heavily condemned for his use of offensive language against a university president in a comment on the recent student protests.
President Ma Ying-jeou apologized to Taitung residents Saturday for the delay of an electrified railway line project between Hualien and Taitung, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.
The Japanese government is making moves to increase the number of buses available to foreign tour groups amid a shortage that threatens to affect holidaygoers during the peak travel season, a travel industry leader in Taiwan said.
A total of 39,071 marriages were registered in Taiwan in the first three months of the year, with nearly 13 percent being cross-national unions, according to figures released by the Interior Ministry on Saturday.
Softex Expo 2014, one of the major electronics trade fairs in Taiwan, is expected to attract about 200,000 visitors this weekend, the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) said Saturday.
Taiwan should focus more on its service industry in addition to being innovative and creative, visiting competitiveness experts said.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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