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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Taiwan -- New Taipei City Mayor Chu on southern campaign trail
Kuomintang (KMT) party Vice Chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) took his campaigning down south yesterday after allegedly exhausting all spots in the Greater Taipei area. According to reports, Chu is suspected of testing the waters for the upcoming KMT chairman's seat and is campaigning early to get his name out there. However, Chu's election team said he's just “visiting old friends.”
The Legislature's Diplomacy and National Defense Committee yesterday decided to temporarily freeze part of a diplomatic budget earmarked to invite American guests to Taiwan amid opposition lawmakers' claim that some of these guests could attempt to intervene in Taiwan's elections.
The nation's first stealth missile corvette Tuo Chiang (沱江) embarked on a sea trial in the seas off Taiwan's east coast yesterday in preparation for its joining the Navy by the end of this year.
The campaign office of pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday released a press statement, dismissing media reports claiming that Ko was involved in the trafficking of human organs.
Chou Tien-chen established himself as Taiwan's premier badminton player Sunday, when he upset his Chinese opponent and won Taiwan's first men's singles title in the BWF World Superseries.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Taiwan -- Pxmart execs question whistleblower's claims
In a press conference yesterday, Lin Ming-shiung (林敏雄), chairman of Chuan Lian Enterprise Co. (全聯實業), which operates the Pxmart (全聯福利中心) supermarket chain.
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The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) called on the public to be more aware of new kinds of scam phone calls yesterday.
In recent years, national efforts focused on preventative health care have increased awareness for the need of yearly physical check-ups, according to Cathay Healthcare Management (CHM).
A rapid transit system connecting Taiwan's main airport to the capital city of Taipei will become operational by the end of 2015, Minister of Transportation Yeh Kuang-shih said Saturday.
A new survey shows that nearly half of Taiwan's reporters say work makes them physically or mentally ill as their hours are stretched to the limits of endurance — and they are crying for help.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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