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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Toll booth data showed that the electronic toll collection (ETC) system resulted in a 12.4 percent cut in carbon emissions, a researcher said yesterday.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned that a continental cold air mass is expected to push down temperatures across Taiwan starting today, until Sunday.
Chinese visitors to Taiwan's outlying islands will no longer have to apply for travel permits in advance starting Jan. 1 next year, in a campaign aimed at promoting tourism in those areas, the Interior Ministry announced Wednesday.
Taiwan's Air Force is planning to purchase new advanced trainer jets between 2017 and 2021 to replace its aging fleet of F-5E/F jet fighters and AT-3 jet trainers, Air Force chief of staff said yesterday.
Kaohsiung City Government officials led a delegation Monday to visit their counterparts in China in an effort to boost maritime tourism on both sides of the Taiwan Strait by pushing for various concessions, including 72-hour visa-free transit for cruise ship passengers.
The National Taiwan University (NTU) Student Association said that its rules do not place limits on political parties and that any students enrolled in the university can participate in the upcoming NTU Student Congress elections.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Acting Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yi (吳敦義) said yesterday that the proposed withdrawal of Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng's (王金平) membership appeal will not be on the party's agenda for its meeting today.
Taiwan -- Wang's status in KMT not on today's agenda
Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS, 海協會), met with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會) Chairman Lin Join-sane (林中森) yesterday and said in an open meeting that “the world is becoming highly competitive” and that there's no way out without free trade.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday reiterated the necessity for former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) to be released on medical parole, as various medical experts have appraised Chen's conditions and remarked he was “deteriorating steadily.”
Taiwan -- Taichung gets new deputies, along with ex-MOTC chief with baggage
Greater Taichung Mayor-elect Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) yesterday named three deputy mayors including Lin Ling-san (林陵三), no relation, who was embroiled in a bribery scandal during his tenure as transportation minister under Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁).
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