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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Taiwan -- DPP's Lin, Wei step down from legislative posts
The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Taichung mayoral candidate Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) and Changhua County magisterial candidate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷) announced in a press conference yesterday at Lin's campaign headquarters that they are resigning from their legislative posts.
Taiwan -- ECCT advises Taiwan to build on its core strengths
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) in its annual publication called on the government Tuesday to use Taiwan's core strengths effectively to build a better and brighter future for the country.
Taiwan -- Lien labels Ko's wiretapping accusation a 'ruse'
After the camp of Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) claimed it was eavesdropped upon by its Kuomintang (KMT) opponent, Sean Lien (連勝文) dismissed the idea yesterday, calling Ko's accusation an “election ruse.”
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday responded directly to seven pressing appeals voiced by Taiwan's six main industry and commercial associations, including one concerning the Cross-Strait Agreement Supervisory Act (兩岸協議監督條列), by pledging to mobilize the government towards the endeavor, and urged the opposition party to stop stalling the process as free trade agreement negotiations conclude between China and South Korea.
The organizer of the 2015 World Expo in Milan is only willing to place the Taiwan Pavilion in the “corporate area” rather than in the “country area,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Magistrate candidates in Pingtung, Hualien and Yilan step up campaigns
Taiwan's two major parties, the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), regard the year-end 9-in-1 Elections as a prelude leading up to the 2016 presidential election, with each county or city governed by one party seen as one step nearer to their claim to the presidency. Pan-green Pingtung Teeters on Brink
Chinese actress Gong Li (鞏俐), who didn't win the Best Actress title in the 51st Golden Horse Awards, reportedly expressed her disappointment at the fairness of the awards yesterday, saying that the event failed to maintain fairness and make professional judgments. She said she will never go to the event again, even though it was her first time in attendance.
Taoyuan International Airport Corporation Ltd. (TIAC, 桃園國際機場公司) yesterday announced that it has been selected by the Airports Council International (ACI), the only global trade representative of the world's airports, to be a board member in its Asia-Pacific branch, which means TIAC is entitled to the right to speak and vote regarding various international airports' management policies in the future.
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Taiwan -- Local firms' CSRs to improve in 2015: TAISE
Eugene Chien (簡又新), Chairman of the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 台灣永續能源基金會) and former Minister of Transportation, said yesterday that Taiwan will see strong development in corporate sustainability reports (CSR) in the year 2015.
Taiwan is donating medical protective gear to help combat the Ebola virus in West Africa as part of a cooperation program with the United States on the international response to the disease, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
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