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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Most people in Taiwan have no idea where the underground petrochemical pipelines run throughout the country but many have been taking an interest since a series of deadly gas explosions ripped through Kaohsiung last month, according to a recent poll.
A Taipei-based women's rights group and a local mobile developer are teaming up to launch an upgraded version of “HelpMee,” an app aimed at ensuring women can stay safe both in public and at home, the group said Monday.
Taiwan -- Firefighters protest lack of manpower and equipment
In the wake of the deaths of six firefighters in the Kaohsiung gas explosions, over 100 firefighters yesterday staged a demonstration outside the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) building, demanding the government respect firefighter's interests and rights.
About 86 percent of international students in Taiwan would be willing to stay in Taiwan to work and 90 percent of them would recommend Taiwan to people who want to study Mandarin, according to research by the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET).
Monday, August 18, 2014
Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思樺) yesterday met with Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) and New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) to discuss the new 12-year compulsory education system that previously sparked outrage and protests throughout the nation.
Taipei-based group will hold an exhibition aimed at calling for the Japanese government to offer a formal apology and compensation for driving thousands of women — known euphemistically as “comfort women” — into sexual slavery during World War II.
University students from Taiwan and Japan are discussing a wide range of issues that will have a major impact on the two countries' futures during a week-long conference in Taipei that ends Aug. 22.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Principal Deputy Minister Chang Hsieh-yao (張顯耀) said yesterday that he had in fact been “forced” to step down, just one day after the Executive Yuan announced his resignation due to “family reasons.”
No more respiratory tract infections in infants have been reported at a postpartum care center in Changhua County since steps were taken to stem the outbreak of a respiratory virus, authorities said Sunday.
Famous Taiwanese mountaineers Huang Wen-chen (黃文辰), Lu Chung-han (呂忠翰) and Chang Yuan-chih (張元植) conquered the infamous Broad Peak of the Karakoram Mountain Range between Pakistan, India and China on July 24, marking the first time a Taiwanese team has successfully reached the top of Broad Peak.
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