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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Between January and August this year, 132,470 babies were born in Taiwan, a 0.5 percent increase from the same period of 2013, according to statistics released Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior.
Indemnities will be given from Oct. 1 for people who die during surgery or under anesthesia, in a bid to lower the number of malpractice lawsuits and improve the sometimes tense doctor-patient relations in Taiwan, the Health Ministry said Saturday.
Taiwan -- The Sunflower Movement wakes up Taiwan
Almost unheard of among the world's democracies, the occupation of a government office building was considered rash and highly unnecessary by many. But what had stemmed from a “rash decision” made on a spring night had blossomed into a string of pro-democracy events that awakened the small slip of land that lies dangerously near China's southeast coast.
Tens of thousands of protesters in Taipei stepped onto the streets in Taiwan's capital city on April 26 as part of a latest round of anti-nuclear demonstrations that has been going on for years in the island country to demand its government immediately terminate the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant project.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Suspect in detective's killing turns himself in
An alleged gang member wanted in connection with the attack on a police detective on Sunday reported to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Taipei City Police Department yesterday afternoon.
Taiwan -- Tropical Storm Fung-Wong to hit nation
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a land warning for approaching Tropical Storm Fung-Wong last night, predicting it would make landfall near the southern tip of Taiwan and move north up the entire length of the island during the weekend.
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China has begun the construction of its first domestically designed aircraft carrier that is expected to be finished by 2020, according to Canada-based military magazine Kanwa Defense Review.
Temperatures in Hsinchu in northern Taiwan soared to 38.8 degrees Celsius on Friday, the highest level recorded anywhere in Taiwan so far this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko presents MG149 account details
In response to allegations of money laundering, Taipei independent mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday presented detailed account statements on the controversial MG149 charity bank account and tax withholding statements dating back 18 years, .....
The Republic of China has a legitimate claim to sovereignty in the South China Sea based on the U-shaped 11-dash line, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
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