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Saturday, October 3, 2015
Tainan City Councilor Wang Ding-yu (王定宇) labeled Taiwanese-born singer Michael Huang (黃安) a "shameless bastard" and a "dictator's accomplice" among other accusations, yesterday, accusing him of alerting Xiamen government officials about comments made by a Taiwan independence activist.
Taiwan's Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) topped Ho Kwan Kit of Hong Kong 4-1 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the men's singles at the 2015 ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Ninety-nine percent of Taiwanese people have not called in during TV political talk shows, while 95 percent of them have not participated in protests within the past year, according to a recent poll, titled "The State of Social Participation," conducted by the National Development Council (NDC, 國發會).
The U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2015 will run from Oct. 4-6 in Williamsburg in the eastern U.S. state of Virginia, and the discussions will be centered on bilateral defense cooperation, Taiwan's indigenous submarine program and potential submarine sales to Taiwan.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Latest TIFA talks 'productive': US
The latest round of trade talks between Taiwan and the U.S. under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) made much ground in a number of areas on its first day, yesterday, but both sides have yet to reach consensus on issues such as U.S. pork imports, said a U.S. trade official.
Chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Eric Chu said Thursday that it is "a fact that the KMT is not united," adding that party members should face next January's important elections together.
Education Minister Wu Se-hwa said Thursday that it is impossible for Taiwan to increase its budget for higher education in the short term and that universities have to think about how to solicit more funding themselves.
The Air Force Academy's AT-3 trainers have been put back into service, just over a week after they were grounded following a deadly crash of one of the aircraft, the Air Force confirmed Thursday.
According to the latest report from the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (OST), Taiwanese stare at electronic screens for 8.4 hours on average per day, compared with 5.3 hours recorded in 2007.
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of summer in May has reached 18,879, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
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