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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Taiwan -- Tsai avoids traffic ticket; 'future vigilance' promised
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) staff driver drove away from a potential parking violation last week in New Taipei.
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Air pollution is largely responsible for an increase in the number of lung cancer cases in Taiwan in recent years, a doctor said Tuesday.
One person was diagnosed with cancer in Taiwan every 5 minutes and 26 seconds in 2012, a new record that was 14 seconds faster than the previous year, according to cancer statistics released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) on Tuesday.
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The prevalence of influenza has remained high in Taiwan well past the winter peak season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, as it reported that 28 serious flu cases were recorded last week.
The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Tuesday that it will officially nominate DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as its candidate for the 2016 presidential election during a meeting of its Central Executive Committee slated for the following day.
Taiwan -- 6 cities, counties sign environmental pledge
A pact against burning coal and petroleum coke was co-signed yesterday by Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung (李進勇) and Chiayi City Mayor Twu Shiing-jer (涂醒哲) along with officials of four other cities and counties in a bid to prevent the spread of PM2.5 particles that could harm human health.
Some recently acquired military aircraft will be featured at an upcoming public military display to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced yesterday.
A Taiwanese research team has developed a new technique for retinal cell transplantation that could one day result in more effective treatments for an incurable eye disease that can lead to blindness, the team's leader said Monday.
An Army helicopter pilot who was accused of bringing his flight helmet home and letting it be worn by his girlfriend has been grounded pending investigations, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
Police authorities around the country have arrested a total of 14 alleged gang leaders during the second wave of a 2015 nationwide crime sweep, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko called as witness in tycoon vs. pundit lawsuit
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday appeared at the Taipei District Court as a witness to a lawsuit between Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) and local political pundit Clara Chou (周玉蔻).
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Shihmen Reservoir's (石門水庫) water supply should be restricted for the use of Taoyuan City (桃園市) only, Taoyuan's Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said yesterday.
Major Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) founder Stan Shih (施振榮) said Monday that the Republic of China (R.O.C.) should think positively about a new regional development bank proposed by the People's Republic of China (PRC), .........
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The National Police Agency (NPA, 警政署) yesterday reported that it has seen a 16-fold increase in the taking of second-grade drugs in the last ten years and that 1,700 students were among the 41,200 people found consuming illegal drugs last year.
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