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December, 8, 2016

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Thousands stage marriage equality sit-in
More than 10,000 same-sex marriage advocates held a sit-in outside the Legislature on Monday, the day of the last public hearing before a legislative committee proceeds with the second reading of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.
 
Kuomintang (KMT) employees from seven of the party's northern chapters plan to "take a stroll" in Taipei Tuesday in response to the government's decision to appropriate the party's assets.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) gave TransAsia Airways (復興航空) until Tuesday, Nov. 29, to make their case before the agency revokes the stricken airline's domestic and international flying rights.
 
Taiwan's overall economic monitoring indicators flashed green for the fourth straight month in October, indicating the nation's economy has remained on the track for a steady recovery, according to statistics released on Monday by the National Development Council (NDC).
 
New poll figures showing a continuing slide in President Tsai Ing-wen's approval ratings have sparked suggestions that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is losing not only the support of floating voters, but also its own pan-green base.
 
Kaohsiung Medical University said Monday it respects its Vice President Kuo Min-liang's (郭明良) decision to resign over accusations that he forged portions of his research, after Kuo submitted his resignation letter Monday morning.
 
World No. 1 comes home
Taiwanese player Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), who clinched the world No. 1 spot after winning the women's singles title at the Hong Kong Open Badminton Champions on Sunday, Nov. 27, meets the press with a smile at Kaohsiung Airport, after returning from Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 28.
 
Two pro-Taiwan independence heavyweights on Monday officially declined a nomination by President Tsai Ing-wen to serve as senior presidential policy advisers.
 
No controversial issues will be discussed during the annual trade and economic talks between Taiwan and Japan that start Tuesday in Taipei, said Taiwan's Foreign Affairs Minister David Lee (李大維) Monday.
 
Thousands advocate same-sex marriage
More than 10,000 same-sex marriage advocates held a sit-in outside the Legislature on Monday, the day of the last public hearing before a legislative committee proceeds with the second reading of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.
 
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