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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Taiwan -- Best life stories born out of bad luck, author says at WWII forum
People who have suffered from bad luck have the best life stories to tell, said writer Chi Pang-yuan (齊邦媛) on Friday, and she hoped more people will write the hard-luck stories of those who retreated to Taiwan after the Chinese civil war.
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Taiwan's pineapples have passed pesticide tests at rates of at least 95 percent over the past two years, the Council of Agriculture council (COA) asserted amid slumping prices for pineapples due to pesticide concerns.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei Dome partially resumes construction
Taipei City Government Department of Urban Development Commissioner Lin Jou-min (林洲民) said yesterday that partial construction has resumed on the south side of the controversial Taipei Dome project.
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Beijing's top official in charge of cross-strait affairs is set to meet his Taipei counterpart today in Taiwan to discuss mostly economic matters.
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) yesterday slammed the DPP's decision to nominate a junior member of the Taipei City Council to run for legislator in 2016, .............
Starting May 31, biometric residence permits (BRPs) for non-European Economic Area nationals traveling to the UK for more than six months will begin to be issued to visa applicants in Taiwan, the UK's de facto embassy in Taiwan has announced.
Taiwan -- 'The Assassin' offers martial arts with an arty twist
The Assassin" (聶隱娘) is a rare thing -- a martial-arts movie in competition for prizes at Cannes.
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According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), rainfall can be expected to linger over Taiwan today, bringing precipitation in Central and Southern Taiwan. Other areas will see an increase of rain, compared with yesterday's forecast.
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As a plum rain front has brought heavy downpours to Taiwan and is expected to bring more over the weekend, a drought task force under the Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Friday.
Taiwan -- Whistleblower behind claims of Chao's drunkness under huge pressure
Liu Yu-ting (劉玉婷), a secretary of Taipei City Government consultant Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤), yesterday attempted to resign from her job due to pressure after being revealed as a whistleblower.
The United States does not take sides in Taiwan's presidential elections, U.S. officials said Thursday ahead of an upcoming visit by opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen to the U.S.
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Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned on Friday of the growing threat from MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) in the country after neighboring South Korea reported its first three such cases earlier this week.
Taiwan -- BOCA Line account opens to offer travel information
The Foreign Ministry's Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) yesterday announced the establishment of its account on the free messaging service Line to better connect with the public and inform nationals of the latest travel information.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has made public an animated short film as part of its ongoing efforts toward promoting safety awareness among Taiwanese youths who plan to take advantage of working holiday programs.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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