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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A joint task force seized over 200 kilograms of amphetamine in a raid in a residential area of New Taipei Monday, according to the Investigation Bureau.
Chiang Ching-kuo grandson denies franchise design role
Demos Chiang (蔣友柏), grandson of late President Chiang Ching-kuo, has denied leading the design of foreign franchise stores that were opened at the late president's former residence in Hangzhou, China, according to local media reports.
The number of Taiwanese students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions totaled 20,993 during the 2014-2015 academic year, a decline of 1.3 percent from the previous year, according to a report by the New York-based Institute of International Education (IIE).
Kaohsiung reported the highest number of new dengue fever infections in a single day on Monday since the dengue fever season began in May as the outbreak continues to intensify in the port city in Southern Taiwan, according to data released Tuesday.
Shares in Taiwan surged more than 100 points Tuesday to regain the 8,400-point mark after lawmakers passed an amendment to the Income Tax Act earlier in the day that brought an end to Taiwan's yet-to-be implemented capital gains tax on stock gains.
The Ministry of Labor has activated a training program for workers on unpaid leave to help them cope with their predicament at a time when more than 5,000 people have been forced to take time off without pay, the most in three years.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chen Chien-jen is announced as Tsai Ing-wen's 2016 running mate
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday introduced Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), an epidemiologist and vice president of Academia Sinica, as her running mate in the 2016 presidential election.
The Kuomintang (KMT) revealed yesterday that some of its legislators-at-large (LAL) will serve two-year terms in order to cultivate new leaders at the local level.
Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), the running mate of opposition Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wei (蔡英文), praised Tsai as a politician with wisdom, courage and benevolence on Monday and expressed confidence that
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Lu Chia-hung wins gold medal at World Junior Badminton tourney
Taiwanese badminton player Lu Chia-hung beat India's Siril Verma in three sets Monday to become the country's first to win gold in men's singles at the World Junior Championships.
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