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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday that the number of influenza cases has risen quickly in Taiwan, with an additional 58 serious complications from influenza, the highest in a single week this year.
The number of new patent applications filed in Taiwan by domestic and foreign entities last year fell by an annual 5.6 percent to 73,627, the third consecutive annual drop, Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) said Tuesday.
Wang Yan-chun (王燕軍), the office director for former President Lee Teng-hui was summoned to give testimony in court on Tuesday over allegations he embezzled NT$120,000 (approximately US$3,580) for travel expenses.
Two people were sentenced to two months in prison for spraying paint on two Chinese zodiac heads that were part of a set of 12 donated by Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan to the southern branch of the National Palace Museum last month.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
LY elects first-ever pan-green leaders
Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were elected as legislative speaker and deputy speaker respectively on Monday, Feb. 1 in the first day of the newly sworn-in Legislature.
Taxi Less than one week before Chinese New Year, local governments have announced Chinese New Year taxi fare hikes, the arrangements for trash collections and other changes affecting bank and medical services.
Nearly 100,000 students will no longer receive free lunch subsidies from the government, after Changhua County (彰化縣) government representatives announced adjustments to their subsidy program on Monday, according to local media.
The R.O.C. Navy Fleet of Friendship will soon embark on a 3-month goodwill visit to the Central and South American regions and a new domestically built supply vessel will serve as flagship for the first time, according to local media reports.
Audi A8 to replace BMW as presidential car
The presidential state car that will serve Taiwan's President-elect Tsai Ing-wen after she assumes office on May 20 will be an Audi A8L, replacing the BMW series car used by President Ma Ying-jeou as his official state vehicle.
New caretaker Cabinet will be proactive, says President Ma
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Monday that the new Cabinet will proactively carry out its duties in the remaining four months of his term and will not become a mere passive caretaker.
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