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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The National Police Agency (NPA, 警政署) yesterday reported that it has seen a 16-fold increase in the taking of second-grade drugs in the last ten years and that 1,700 students were among the 41,200 people found consuming illegal drugs last year.
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The transportation and communication minister, (MOTC, 交通部) Chen Chien-yu (陳建宇) yesterday emphasized Taipei City Rapid Transit System's (Taipei Metro, 台北市捷運局) role in Taichung Mass Rail Transit System's (Taichung Metro, 台中市捷運工程處) designing and construction, implying the Taipei Metro should shoulder the responsibility for the construction collapse that took four lives and injured four more.
Lawmakers yesterday passed a resolution to ask the government to set up a "wealth exclusion clause" on hiring foreign nationals as domestic helpers.
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Former National Security Council (NSC, 國安會) Secretary-General King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) on Monday attributed the mainland's rejection of a proposed meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and his mainland counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) last year to Ma's insistence on holding the meeting at the APEC summit.
Former National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) said Monday he has been judged with double standards by his critics, while other opposition figures have remained unscathed after committing infractions.
Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) yesterday met with a delegation of representatives from local industrial and commercial organizations, who told the speaker that they hope for a more careful consideration in the amendment of the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法).
Taiwan could see its coldest April day since 1996 on Wednesday as a cold air mass might send temperatures plunging to lows of around 11 degrees Celsius in areas north of Chiayi, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局 ) said on Monday.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
Taiwan -- Taiwan to seek ordinary membership in AIIB after initial rejection
Taiwan wants to become an ordinary member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) now that its bid to become a founding member has failed, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said Monday, citing a consensus reached between the executive and legislative branches.
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Following the torrential rain around the nation yesterday, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) calculated that the Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫) has accumulated 5.51 million metric tons of rain water, which increased the water supply of the dam up to four more days.
The state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) warned Sunday that the No. 1 generator at the country's first nuclear power plant may have to go offline sooner than expected because of limited storage space for spent nuclear fuel.
The Suhua Highway improvement project moved one step closer to completion Saturday with the finished construction of the south-bound lane of the Wuta Tunnel.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) suggested that local governmental bodies managing the construction of Taichung Metro were responsible for the fatal accident at a metro building site on Friday.
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Taiwan -- China turns KMT vets into propaganda heroes
For decades after World War II Nationalist soldier Zeng Hui was ostracised by China's Communist authorities, despite having fought against arch-enemy Japan.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) first Taiwanese fighter, Rocky Lee (李俊翰) on Saturday, April 11 lost his UFC debut to fellow debutant Taylor Lapilus of France during the opening match of UFC Fight Night 64.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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