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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou — who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) — announced his determination to implement major reforms within the party yesterday, a declaration that was interpreted as a challenge to opposition party leader-to-be Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The number of influenza cases being reported has gradually decreased while the epidemic period of enterovirus still remains at its peak, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday.
 Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the student activist leaders of the Sunflower Movement, was spotted in his hometown of Tainan yesterday, where the now famous demonstrator was approached by fans and the press.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that the level of its surveillance on the H7N9 avian flu strain will return to normal, ending the operation of its H7N9 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The CDC's latest assessment found no evidence that there will be widespread human-to-human transmission, said CDC Director-General Chang Feng-yee. “The risk of the disease spreading widely in Taiwan via humans in the near future is considered low,” Chang said.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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