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Thursday, August 28, 2014
A planned program to further cut the country's military personnel to below 200,000 by the end of 2019 will be formally implemented from next year, as Taiwan moves forward with its efforts to streamline the military, Defense Minister Yen Ming said.
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will organize a series of picnics around Taiwan Sept. 28 to celebrate its 28th anniversary, DPP Secretary-General Hung Yao-fu said Tuesday.
The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) announced yesterday that there will be subsidies for artificial fertilization next year, hoping to boost the low fertility rate in Taiwan.
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Tatung InfoComm (大同電信) yesterday lashed out against the National Communications Commission (NCC) for denying the company's application to renew its WiMAX license last week, which is set to expire early December, denying the firm a chance to upgrade to more current standards.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The newly appointed Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) said that as labor groups and the business sector have gradually reached a consensus over the issue of allowing all laborers to have at least two days off per week, his ministry will draft a new bill regarding the issue by the end of this year, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
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The Presidential Office yesterday urged the nation to patiently await the results of the investigation into former Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and avoid making speculations that would harm the nation's interests.
Seventy-five percent of employers in Taiwan are willing to hire new college graduates, with 76 percent of them offering NT$25,000 or higher as a starting salary, according to the results of a survey released by a manpower agency Tuesday.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) recently announced an amendment to the facility lodging policy of all of the Youth Activity and Centers and Hostels that are owned and operated by the China Youth Corps (CYC).
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President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that now is an appropriate time to review the nation's minimum wage standard, adding that branches of government need to step up their coordination in order to decide by how much wages should be increased.
The Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF, 兒童福利聯盟) and Google joined hands for a campaign yesterday to teach parents and children how to communicate when fighting over young people's use of 3C products.
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