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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be pushing back its Taipei mayoral candidate nominations by roughly one month following the student movement that cut into the agendas of both ruling and opposition parties in March.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that through the recent student movement, he has seen how the Internet has shaped the operation of democracy, noting that he also realized he needs to create more opportunities to talk with the younger generation regarding policy-making and public affairs.
The Legislature decided yesterday to schedule a question time with the premier during two upcoming plenary sessions, after proceedings were interrupted by an occupation of its main chamber by protesters.
Non-technological firms are poised to gain from signing the Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement, and this will prevent Taiwan from being marginalized in the global market, government officials said yesterday.
Taiwan and Slovakia yesterday signed a reciprocal working holiday agreement that will allow 100 young adults from each country per year to visit and work in the other, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
Control Yuan member Chien Lin Whei-jun (錢林慧君) said yesterday that Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) should review the “necessity” and “legitimacy” of its 50-percent discount policy for foreign senior visitors, children and disabled passengers.
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More than 92,000 people, or one in 251 residents of Taiwan, were diagnosed with cancer in 2011, an increase of more than 2,000 from the previous year, according to figures released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) Tuesday.
A suspected outbreak of bovine ephemeral fever has struck cattle farms in Tainan, animal health officials said yesterday, with 246 suspected cases, or about 1 percent of the area's cattle population, reported over the past week.
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Chia Chi Wan (呷七碗) food company, which is famous for providing Taiwanese sticky rice, was fined NT$2.6 million for using expired ingredients and falsely labeling three products, New Taipei City's Public Health Department said yesterday.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) announced yesterday that the planned salary increase for Taipei City Government employees in May will be extended to outsourcing companies as well.
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