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Monday, December 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Chu proposes referendum on Constitution in 2016
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu reiterated a proposal on Sunday that would put a possible constitutional amendment on improving government accountability to a referendum in 2016 in tandem with a national election.
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From today, fuel prices will dip NT$1 further, meaning the lowest gasoline prices in five and a half years: NT$26.4 per liter for 95-octane unleaded gasoline and NT$22.9 for diesel.
Liushidan Mountain in Hualien County and the Arctic were named by Taiwanese travelers as their dream destinations at home and abroad, according to the results of a poll released by travel agency Lion Travel Service Co. on Friday.
An approaching cold air mass will likely send the mercury down again beginning Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying advanced to the women's singles final of the US$1 million Badminton World Federation's Dubai World Superseries Finals on Saturday with a victory over world No. 4 Saina Nehwal of India.
One criminal case was reported every 1.7 minutes in Taiwan in the first 11 months of the year, a slight increase from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
The series of massive food scandals have shattered public confidence in both the government and the local food industry, leading more Taiwanese consumers to prepare their own food and buy imported products instead of depending on government actions and corporate conscience.
Taiwan -- Food scares boost imports, home cooking
Starting on Dec. 18, males who were born in 1996 may submit applications to the National Immigration Agency (NIA) if they wish to travel abroad during the New Year holidays. 
After the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced recently that electricity subsides will be given to local residents in January next year, some officials have voiced their disapproval of the policy.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Hsinchu's mayor-elect has vowed to clamp down on the city's illegal structures after two girls were killed in a fire that swept through their illegally built home.
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