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Sunday, April 13, 2014
A Filipino worker has been arrested in connection with the death of a grocery store owner in Luzhu Township in Taoyuan County after allegedly stabbing the merchant in the neck with a screwdriver, a police spokesman said yesterday.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Taiwan -- Legislators focus on pact supervisory bill in 7-minute session
The first legislative session meeting held after the protesting students left only lasted for seven minutes after all drafts of a bill supervising cross-strait agreements were submitted to the Legislature's Internal Administration Committee (IAC).
Taiwan -- Police disperse holdout protesters as Legislature gets back to work
Police dispersed dozens of remaining protesters Friday morning as lawmakers prepared to attend the Legislative Yuan's first plenary meeting in more than three weeks.
National Chiao Tung University Principal Wu Yen-hua (吳妍華) yesterday said that the speech in which she apologized for not educating students well was just her personal introspection as an educator.
New Taipei Mayor Eric Li-luan Chu said Friday that recent student-led protests over a trade-in-services pact with China have helped deepen Taiwan's democracy but that the country's democracy now needs to be more carefully examined.
A car wreckage has been discovered in a tree-covered valley on Yangmingshan, Taipei, with a skeleton inside believed to be a man reported missing 11 years ago, according to police.
Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers have allegedly begun to feel resentful about the feud between President Ma Ying-jeou and Legislate Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) after Ma insisted on filing for an appeal regarding Wang's influence peddling case after the student-led protests ended.
Taiwan -- Sports stars support Taiwan Special Olympics
Former National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star center Yao Ming (姚明) and legendary Japanese soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata visited a special education school in New Taipei yesterday as part of their scheduled efforts to help raise funding for Taiwan's Special Olympics national team.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Taiwan -- Student activists depart Legislative Yuan
The occupation of the Legislative Yuan drew to an end yesterday as student-led activists filed out of the Legislature and passed out sunflowers to the cheering crowds, vowing to spread the movement throughout Taiwan.
The United States downplayed the possibility yesterday that delayed legislative passage of the trade-in-services agreement between Taiwan and China will affect Washington's stance on Taipei's bid to join the proposed U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
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