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Friday, May 29, 2015
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday announced that preventive measures will be taken in order to tackle the MERS-CoV virus (中東呼吸症候群冠狀病毒感染症), as it was reported that the virus has made its way past China's borders as of press time.
Three additional cases of measles were identified yesterday, increasing the total number of diagnoses to 12 so far this year, revealed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署).
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) warned yesterday that a 44-year-old male South Korean potentially infected with the Middle East-strain of respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) traveled to Shenzhen, China on May 26, and officials are tracking down any Taiwanese who may have had direct or indirect contact with him.
Taiwan -- Women's groups call for action against press misogyny
Numerous women's advocacy groups yesterday in Taipei took a unified stance in criticizing the local Chinese-language Liberty Times for its misogynistic remarks published recently against women, including veteran former news anchor Vicky Yen-Chiu Lee (李艷秋). The action comes in response to the commentary of several local papers on Wednesday criticizing those social groups for not coming to Lee's defense earlier.
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Electricity usage increases and the wear down of generators may soon outpace new electricity generation, making power outages all the more likely in 2019, the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) warned on Thursday.
There is currently no plan to invite President Ma Ying-jeou to inspect a Taiwan-controlled island in the disputed South China Sea, Defense Minister Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said yesterday.
About 30 percent of Taiwan's public believe that Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) trip to the U.S. will benefit her presidential campaign, according to a poll released yesterday.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Taiwan -- Unsanitary conditions found at big tea firms
Inspectors found dirty preparation areas at several factories that manufacture famous bottled tea, namely Uni-President (統一), Kuang Chuan (光泉), Hey Song (黑松) and Young Energy Source Co. Ltd. (YES, 悅氏), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) revealed yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Wednesday that his South China Sea Peace Initiative broached a day earlier is not just a slogan and that he put forth the initiative because it has the possibility of solving disputes.
A man was arrested for trying to carry 5.3 kilograms of methamphetamines out of Taiwan to Australia, aviation police said Wednesday.
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