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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Taiwan -- Heavy rain brings flooding across south of the country
Heavy rainfall yesterday and over the weekend that was concentrated on the central and southern regions of Taiwan has caused flooding as the government has scrambled to issue warnings across the area.
The manufacturing sector saw another tumble in the last three months according to the April economic forecast report published yesterday, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, 台經院) has announced.
Taiwan -- Taipei Mayor Ko defends source of information leak after criticism
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday defended Taipei City Government Clean Government Committee (CGC, 臺北市政府廉政透明委員會) member Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤) after Kuomintang (KMT) .
The fourth meeting of the legislative Constitution Amendment Committee yesterday rejected draft proposals for resurrecting the former system under which the president's nominee for premier must be confirmed by a Legislature vote, after both the Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) failed to reach a consensus.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its candidate for the 2016 presidential election, said at the launch of her campaign office in Taipei Monday that she will run a clean and transparent campaign.
Issues with regard to Taiwan's international participation should be resolved through cross-Taiwan Strait political negotiation, a Chinese academic with expertise in cross-strait relations proposed Monday.
Minister for Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) yesterday said that the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Taipei City Government are both equally responsible for the English listening test mistakes that mired the Comprehensive Assessment Program For Junior High School Students(國中教育會考) in controversy.
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) emerged on Monday as the ruling Kuomintang's only candidate qualified to run in the party's presidential primary after obtaining the necessary number of endorsements from party members.
Many netizens who added movie links to YouTube playlists have settled legal disputes with film distributors by paying money, although their action does not constitute infringement of copyright, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Local tour bus operators and the Directorate General of Highways are offering 25 promotional bus tours at steep discounts this summer to promote travel around Taiwan.
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