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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
More than 92,000 people, or one in 251 residents of Taiwan, were diagnosed with cancer in 2011, an increase of more than 2,000 from the previous year, according to figures released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) Tuesday.
Chia Chi Wan (呷七碗) food company, which is famous for providing Taiwanese sticky rice, was fined NT$2.6 million for using expired ingredients and falsely labeling three products, New Taipei City's Public Health Department said yesterday.
The number of influenza cases being reported has gradually decreased while the epidemic period of enterovirus still remains at its peak, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday.
 Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the student activist leaders of the Sunflower Movement, was spotted in his hometown of Tainan yesterday, where the now famous demonstrator was approached by fans and the press.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that the level of its surveillance on the H7N9 avian flu strain will return to normal, ending the operation of its H7N9 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The CDC's latest assessment found no evidence that there will be widespread human-to-human transmission, said CDC Director-General Chang Feng-yee. “The risk of the disease spreading widely in Taiwan via humans in the near future is considered low,” Chang said.
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).
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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