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Monday, January 19, 2015
Taiwan -- High-ranking official submits resignation: Ko
Yang Jong-her (楊忠和), commissioner of the Taipei City Government Department of Sports, tendered his resignation due to stress related to managing the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said.
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A new sub-strain of H5N2 bird flu was uncovered yesterday in tests conducted by the Council of Agriculture's (COA) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ).
A report by China's state-run China News Service said Jan. 16 that the Huanggang-class Type054A multi-role frigate has become the latest addition to the People's Liberation Army's East Sea Fleet.
A man who re-sold pop diva Jody Chiang's (江蕙) farewell concert tickets for profit is being investigated on suspicion of violating the law on social order, police said Sunday.
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Murder suspect Chen Fu-hsiang (陳福祥), who is charged with a parking lot shooting in Ximen (西門町), is assumed to have illegally boarded a ship in Tamsui (淡水) while escaping police, according to New Taipei City authorities.
Former lawmaker Lin Cho-shui (林濁水) of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) urged the party Sunday to be more pragmatic and down-to-earth in its exchanges with China, advising it to refrain from following what he described as the public's anti-China sentiment.
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Thirteen prescription drugs are to be sold over-the-counter (OTC) at pharmacies nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). The Ministry stated that the purpose of opening up these commonly prescribed drugs to OTC sales is to reduce the number of people visiting the doctor simply to get access to medication. The MOHW calls the plan “Self Medication” (自我藥療).
Taiwan last year recorded 210,383 births, the second highest number in the past decade, according to a report released by the Ministry of the Interior on Friday.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Taiwan -- 99.61% of votes name Chu KMT chair
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) was elected the Kuomintang's (KMT) new chairman after receiving 99.61 percent of the votes in yesterday's party chairman election.
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Taiwan -- Poultry culls ongoing as farms face bird flu cases
Mass poultry culls continued yesterday as the avian flu outbreak showed no signs of abating, with agricultural officials reiterating a new rule requiring farmers to produce clean bills of health in order for their birds to be handled at slaughterhouses.
  
  
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