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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The estimated agricultural losses resulting from the cold front that hit Taiwan last week topped NT$2.4 billion (US$71.64 million), updated statistics released by the Council of Agriculture (COA) Friday showed.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Ma visits Taiping, asserts nation's claim
President Ma Ying-jeou arrived on R.O.C. territory in the South China Sea on Thursday, asserting the country's territorial claims over Taiping Island while outlining a roadmap for a peace initiative in the region. He became the second head of state following former President Chen Shui-bian to visit the island.
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President stands firm on visit despite criticism
President Ma Ying-jeou defended his trip to Taiping Island in the South China Sea at a press conference on Thursday, downplaying U.S. concerns that his actions would lead to increased tension in a region already fraught with disputes.
Taiwan did not contact mainland China ahead of President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) visit to Taiping Island in the South China Sea, as there was no need to do so, Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) said Thursday.
CF calls out on misleading local fresh milk labels, prices
The Consumers' Foundation (CF) called for revamped regulations of domestic milk products on Thursday, and blasted the Council of Agriculture (COA) for allowing enterprises to profit from wide price discrepancies.
Eighteen incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning have been reported from the beginning of this year as of Wednesday, leading to hypoxic injuries to 55 people, including 13 between Monday and Wednesday, following the strongest cold snap to hit Taiwan in a decade over the weekend, according to statistics released Thursday by the National Fire Agency.
Traffic congestion is expected to peak on Feb. 10, Transportation Ministry Deputy Minister Tseng Dar-jen (曾大仁) stated at the Executive Yuan Thursday, laying out measures to address the holiday traffic boom.
Taiwan was listed in the No. 2 spot among the freest countries in Asia, in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom in the World" report.
Rain is forecasted around Taiwan Thursday, following two balmy winter days, with precipitation becoming more prevalent Friday, followed by northeastern seasonal winds that are expected to pick up Saturday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) advocated health-awareness during the Chinese New Years holidays on Thursday, in celebration of Feb. 4's World Cancer Day.
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