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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.
Chiang statues become targets as Taiwan confronts history
One has been beheaded, others defaced. Some are dressed in costumes by pranksters. Statues of Taiwan's former ruler Chiang Kai-shek have been increasingly targeted as the island confronts its authoritarian past.
The Taiwanese government is preparing to relax regulations to make it easier for foreign volunteers and street artists to participate in events and perform in Taiwan, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS), an industry organization funded by the National Development Council (NDC), is expected to open this winter in downtown Taipei with the mission of internationalizing the local startup ecosystem.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Wu playing divide & conquer: students
Students occupying the Education Ministry yesterday rejected Education Minister Wu Se-hwa's offer of a conditional solution to the criminal charges against some of them, saying it is an attempt to divide the protesters.
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The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) is reportedly split over whether to hold a special session in the Legislative Yuan to review the controversial curriculum guideline that came into force this week, as demanded by protestors demonstrating at the Ministry of Education.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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