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May, 26, 2016

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Education Minister Pan Wen-chung has triggered controversy two days after assuming office by announcing a policy aimed at allowing all junior high school students to enter high school without having to take a standard examination.
 
A slice of the power
A cake celebrating the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) is shown at a banquet held by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles in commemoration of the event on Saturday, May 21, local time.
 
The government will spend NT$1.9 billion (US$58.03 million) over the next three years to help improve animal shelters in Taiwan, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Sunday.
 
Taiwan-based components giant Foxconn is looking to expand its production presence in mainland China, according to reports made on Sunday, May 22.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen has received over 30 foreign delegations since she took office Friday, including one from Taiwan's only diplomatic ally in Europe, the Holy See.
 
First among equals
President Tsai Ing-wen places her vote in a ballot box in Taipei's Yunghe Elementary School, Sunday, May 22. Tsai was participating in the Democratic Progressive Party's local chapter elections.
 
Newly inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen will lead senior officials Monday in paying tribute to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Republic of China, and others at the Martyrs Shrine, Presidential Office officials said Sunday.
 
Drumming up charity
Vice President Chen Chien-jen, right, beats drumsticks together at a charity event in Hsinchu City, Sunday, May 22. Chen participated at an event held by the St. Joseph Social Welfare Foundation, a Christian organization which was founded in 2006 to help people with disabilities.
 
Lee Yung-te (李永得) was sworn in as chairman of the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC, 客委會) on Friday along with the new cabinet, returning him to a post he held from 2005 to 2008.
 
During the Dragon Boat Festival extended holidays this year, there will no longer be toll-free service for all lanes on national highways, the Apple Daily cited the Ministry of Transportation and Communications as saying, Sunday.
 
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