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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami (村上春樹), who is known as a cat lover, has said that he has never been to Taiwan and is interested in visiting the country's Houtong (猴硐) Cat Village.
Taiwan -- Elite players gather at the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco
The 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is scheduled to take place April 23-26 in San Francisco, where top female golf players will gather to compete for the US$2 million (NT$61.81 million) first prize.
Yaung Chih-liang (楊志良) may be considering a run for the presidency, according to reports yesterday from sources close to the former health minister; Yang served from 2009 to 2011 and is a member of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT).
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Chairwoman and presidential candidate of the Democratic Progress Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday accused the Kuomintang (KMT) of deliberately misinterpreting the DPP's criticism against full voluntary military recruitment as advocacy for the return of compulsory military service.
Officials from Taiwan and the United States lauded the achievements of the International Environmental Partnership (IEP) program at an exhibition in Taipei on Earth Day Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the joint initiative.
The rain brought by a weather front in southern Taiwan on Tuesday should provide a much needed boost to the water supply at Tsengwen Reservoir, the Water Resources Agency's South Region Water Resources Office reported Wednesday.
The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) yesterday announced that it would be kicking off the national energy saving competition, and is offering a total of NT$22.5 million in prize money for people who succeed in saving the most energy.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Taiwan -- Stornaway to cease operations over pesticide in tea
Tainan City's Department of Health yesterday ordered beverage chain Stornaway (英國藍) to suspend operations at its 96 branches nationwide after its black tea was found to contain pesticide residue for the second time in two weeks,
A research team at prestigious National Taiwan University (NTU) has developed a non-invasive technology that can help detect melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancers, by up to six months earlier than usual.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) is ditching Google Inc.'s Android Wear operating system, as the company's new fitness-focused smartwatch runs on its home-developed OS, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Taiwan -- University brews up artificial civet coffee with even more flavor
The National Pingtung University of Science and Technology announced yesterday that it has invented the biochemical version of the much-coveted civet coffee that is costly because of the extraordinary manner the coffee is produced.
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Taiwanese people aged 15 and over are less likely to be physically active than the citizens of most members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an official with Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration said Tuesday.
Having two air quality indices may easily cause confusion, or even lead to panic among the public, and should be revised to one, claimed experts at a seminar yesterday.
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Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institute, published a report Monday with suggestions on reducing the damage caused by earthquakes, even as a magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan earlier that day.
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