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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou stated during a meeting with members of the domestic and foreign press yesterday that Chinese authorities fear that the establishment of its representative offices in Taiwan could be used as possible gathering areas for student demonstrators.
President Ma Ying-jeou remarked yesterday that he felt conflicted, but comforted about presidential candidate Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen maintaining a "status quo" stance in the cross-strait relations between the governments of the Republic of China......
Taiwan -- Mitsui restaurant urged to cease using tainted fish by Greenpeace
A popular Japanese restaurant chain with several outlets in Taipei was urged Monday by Greenpeace International to stop selling sashimi and sushi made with bluefin and big eye tuna, which have been found to contain high levels of methylmercury.
Manufacturers will be required to declare the amount of trans fats in their products on nutrition labels starting July 1 this year, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) yesterday.
A woman took to social media yesterday to censure the Honduras ambassador for a hit-and-run involving her son.
Mainland China's department in charge of import food safety announced yesterday that it will strengthen inspections on pineapples from Taiwan, after some tested positive for a toxic pesticide.
The owner of a breakfast shop in Northern Taiwan was found fatally stabbed in her car early Monday and died later in the hospital.
A Taiwanese fisherman has been detained for alleged poaching in waters off Japan's westernmost island, Japan's Jiji Press reported Monday.
LEDinside, a media platform for lighting, estimated yesterday that the global LED lighting market will have expanded to US$25.65 billion by year's end, an annual increase of 21.5 percent.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday that there is still time before a final selection is made for a high-level radioactive waste storage site in 2038, but said it will definitely take public opinion into consideration, with the holding o fa referendum one of the possible options.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) added 15 universities in 11 countries to the funding list of its "Taiwan Studies" project on Monday, seeking more international partnerships to promote worldwide research interest in Taiwan.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Hung registers for KMT primary
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday registered for the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary as other party heavyweights shy away from the contest.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commended the historic breakthrough of today's constitutional convention yesterday on Facebook, but also implored legislators to respond to the needs of citizens, and avoid concentrating on "political calculations" and becoming "history's sinners."
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) denies a report he forced a candidate to withdraw from the ruling Kuomintang's primary for the 2016 presidential race through a third party, Presidential Office spokesperson Charles Chen said on Sunday.
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