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Saturday, January 24, 2015
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday addressed rumors over the possibility of the mayor forming an alliance with
The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed 25 revisions to the Animal Protection Act (動物保護法), most notably a ban on euthanizing captured strays that will come into effect in two years.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently warned the public of rampant concert ticket fraud as pop diva A-mei is about to launch a series of Taipei concerts in April.
Taiwan -- President Ma and 300 visitors attend Taipei WLFD assembly
Approximately 400 VIPs attended the World League of Freedom and Democracy (WLFD, 世界自由民主聯盟) 2015 convention for World Peace Day yesterday, including President Ma Ying-jeou, who stated that the Republic of China is under great geopolitical pressure from mainland China and that Taiwan must continue on the road of democracy.
Friday, January 23, 2015
A firefighter who survived a deadly blaze at a Taoyuan bowling alley, which took the lives of six firefighters on Tuesday morning, accused his commander of giving the order to cut the water supply to the fire hoses, making it difficult for the firefighters inside the building to find their way out; prosecutors have since summoned the surviving firefighter for questioning.
A chicken farm located in Hualien County that raises “silky fowl” chickens (烏骨雞) was identified as the first poultry farm in Eastern Taiwan to be infected with the H5 strains of bird flu, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday.
Local banks must cap their interest rates on credit card and cash card revolving loans at 15 percent starting Sept. 1, according to a proposal that passed its third reading yesterday in the Legislative Yuan.
Amid announcements that Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), the minister of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦), will visit Kinmen next month, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said yesterday that the MAC wants to improve by including more public opinion in its exchanges with China to allow an authentic understanding of opinions from Taiwanese citizens.
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) has announced the members of its board of directors who will serve as executive directors and vice chairmen in 2015.
Former Council of Labor Affairs Minister Wang Ju-hsuan (王如玄) said today that a new protection order should be introduced into the current Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act (性侵害犯罪防治法) to prohibit sex offenders from further harassing their victims.
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