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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
During a joint interview with local press yesterday, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) commented that the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) is even less evolved than the Entamoeba histolytica, an anaerobic parasitic protozoan.
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Taiwan -- Immigrants slam Ministry of Education over 'racist' terms used in textbooks
The Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) last year passed a new curriculum which contained the use of discriminatory language toward new immigrants from Southeast Asia.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that it is dropping a case against the late Taiwanese arms broker Andrew Wang (汪傳浦) for his role in the death of a Navy officer in 1993.
The Legislative Yuan accepted Tuesday a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council on Nov. 27, 2014 to adopt the Protocol of Amendment to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), bringing the agreement into the Marrakesh Agreement of 1994 that established the WTO.
From June 1, packaged foods that contain more than 3 percent genetically modified (GM) raw materials will have to be labeled as GM products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.
The Constitutional Amendments Committee (CAC) of the Legislature has decided to include labor and environmental rights to the basic rights of the Republic of China's citizens.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A batch of sodium chloride manufactured by Y F Chemical Corp. (永豐化學工業) was tainted with bacteria, resulting in fevers for eight patients after they were injected with the solution, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last night.
The National Examination Committee for the 2015 Comprehensive Assessment Program For Junior High School Students (國中教育會考全國試務會) will hold a meeting today to ponder damage control options to respond to the nationwide English listening test oversight that resulted in many junior high students losing five minutes of exam time.
Taiwan -- English test mistake meeting to be held today
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.
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