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Monday, August 3, 2015
Minister and students to meet today
As the anti-curriculum guideline protest drags on at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) offered a sit-down talk with student protestors today, which may be broadcast live.
The new Performing Animal Industry Management Act (展演動物業設置及管理辦法) has been published and is set to come into force this month or in September.
Former Legislator Joanna Lei (雷倩) stressed yesterday that the Legislative Yuan can play an appropriate role in the controversial curriculum guidelines saga, but it is not necessary because the changes are legitimate.
A 20-year-old man surnamed Yang drowned in Nantou County's Yumen Gate Waterfall, yesterday while helping to successfully save another person.
Protesters rally against curriculum, demand education minister resign
Nearly a thousand people rallied outside Taiwan's education ministry Sunday, demanding the minister's resignation and the scrapping of what they describe as a "China-centric" high school curriculum.
Taiwan's proposal for Beijing to allow international flights from the mainland to make transit stops in Taiwan remains in limbo, as Taiwan's top China policymaker said Sunday that talks with the Chinese side on the issue are still underway.
A group of foreign students in the Netherlands, led by a young woman from Taiwan, recently raised 500 euros for education on Orchid Island, by cycling around Southern Netherlands.
Nearly 460,000 cruise passengers visited Taiwan in the first half of 2015 and the number could reach 778,000 this year, up 7.76 percent from 2014, a recent has report indicated.
Taiwan's regular donation of rice for the U.S.-based Food for the Poor's relief project in Haiti has won the international relief organization's acclaim and its thanks for Taiwan's food aid, which has saved tens of hundreds of Haitian people living in poverty.
In July, Simona Halperin, who recently ended her five-year tenure as Israel's top diplomat in Taiwan, was awarded medals by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economic Affairs in recognition of her hard work in promoting Israel-Taiwan relations.
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