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Friday, May 22, 2015
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to confirm a local media report Thursday that President Ma Ying-jeou will visit Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America and the Caribbean and make a transit stop in the United States later this year.
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The schedules of several flights between Taiwan and China were disrupted Thursday due to a weather front that has brought heavy rains and strong winds to region, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIA) said Thursday.
Roughly 200 more patients sought emergency treatment for enterovirus symptoms in the past week, a week-on-week increase of some 36 percent, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
The Executive Yuan approved a proposal Thursday for a presidential citation to be awarded posthumously to Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long in recognition of his contributions.
Locally developed weapons and missiles systems, including the Hsiung Feng-III anti-ship cruise missile, will go on display at the upcoming Paris Air Show to be held next month, the nation's top military research institute said yesterday.
Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a former chairman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), announced Thursday that he intends to run for president in 2016 as an independent candidate.
A new government regulation on the labeling of genetically modified food will not be enforced until July 1, health authorities said after announcing that the rules would take effect June 1.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei City halts work on Dome
The Taipei City Government yesterday ordered Farglory Group (遠雄集團) to halt construction on the Taipei Dome (臺北大巨蛋) project immediately.
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The government may call off phase-two water rationing in Northern Taiwan this week after heavy rains fell into the Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫).
Taiwan -- Central Taiwan most affected by plum rain front: CWB
Central Taiwan had recorded the most significant rainfall as of early Wednesday afternoon, thanks to a strong plum rain front currently affecting the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
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Taiwan -- With a year remaining, Ma vows to move forward
Addressing an audience of over a hundred supporters at the Presidential Office, President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday used the seven-year anniversary of his inauguration day on May 20, 2008 to showcase the achievements of his administration, adding he would move forward on reforms in his last year.
The Kuomintang (KMT) has announced the results of opinion polls for primary elections to the Legislature for the high-profile third electoral district of Taipei City yesterday, with incumbent Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾) losing to Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安).
Those who take aphrodisiacs or diet pills should be extremely careful as according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) yesterday morning, over 25 percent of Chinese medicines inspected were found to illegally contain chemical compounds.
Fifty-two percent of Taiwanese are not consuming enough iodine, which may lead to iodine deficiency disorders, the Health Promotion Administration (國民健康署, HPA) announced yesterday.
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