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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Residents in Northern Taiwan will see the mercury rise again this week as seasonal winds weaken, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Taiwanese food suppliers have been a center of attention for buyers in Malaysia and Singapore during exhibits in those countries this month, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said yesterday.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Taiwan -- Su, Hsieh exit DPP chair election
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and former Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) both announced their withdrawal from the looming chairman elections yesterday, leaving only one candidate in the race.
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President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, the first American Cabinet-level official to visit Taiwan in nearly 14 years.
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Taiwan -- Hau did not authorize evictions: gov't
The Taipei City Government announced yesterday that the order of eviction enforced upon the Referendum Alliance (公投護台灣聯盟) on April 11 was not authorized by Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌).
The Legislative Yuan's Internal Administration Committee (IAC) failed to convene a public hearing yesterday over the drafts of a bill supervising cross-strait agreements due to ruling party and opposition disagreements over legislative procedures.
The Industrial Development Bureau (工業局) yesterday announced that 14 seminars explaining the specifics of the upcoming Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement (貨貿) will be staged this month in order to avoid yet another outburst of social discord over trade pacts with mainland China.
The Legislature's Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee yesterday passed a preliminary review of an amendment of the Code for Criminal Procedure, which stipulates that the court handling the second ruling cannot pronounce a sentence — the announced sentence and the exact sentence to be served — heavier than the first ruling.
Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) said yesterday that the performance of Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. (FETC) with regard to the new highway toll system ETC failed to meet the standards set in the contract.
A Frenchman who attempted to smuggle heroin worth NT$60 million has been arrested, the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau (MJIB) and the Military Police Command (憲兵指揮部) said yesterday in a joint press conference.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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