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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Newly re-elected New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) confirmed yesterday via his Facebook page that he will not join the much anticipated 2016 presidential election, although he will run for Kuomintang (KMT) party chairman.
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu on Friday proposed putting a possible constitutional amendment to adopt a parliamentary system to a public vote in 2016 to coincide with the next presidential election.
The Taiwan High Court yesterday rejected an appeal made by former President Chen Shui-bian over his request for medical parole, suggesting that the disgraced ex-leader file for administrative litigation instead.
Taiwan -- Ko releases preliminary list of department heads
Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday released the first list of personnel rearrangements for his Taipei City Government cabinet, revealing the names of two deputy mayors, his secretary-general and ten department executives.
Taiwan -- President Ma had fully authorized Mao ahead of administrative report
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday said that he had been fully authorized by President Ma Ying-jeou to deal with his administration work and to fulfill his responsibilities as head of the new Cabinet in his first administrative reports and interpellation at the Legislative Yuan.
Police in Taiwan recently arrested eight suspects as part of a crackdown on a cross-strait telephone fraud ring, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) said.
Two men will be sent to prosecutors for questioning over messages left online calling for the president's assassination, while another will be investigated for threatening to bomb the longest tunnel in Taiwan.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Friday it has had limited success in artificial precipitation measures aimed at taking advantage of a rare late-year typhoon nearby amid water shortages across Taiwan.
Changhua County will hand out vouchers for daily necessities to disadvantaged families for the first time this year in a move expected to benefit over 15,000 people in Taiwan's second-most populous county.
Taiwan won two prizes at the 2014 Asia Television Awards (ATA) in Singapore on Thursday, with one going to actress Hsieh Chiung-hsuan for best actress in a supporting role.
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