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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The ticket prices for the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) will “definitely drop” after a legislative review in November, Deputy Transportation Minister Chen Chien-yu (陳建宇) pledged Monday at the Legislature amid public dissatisfaction over bullet train fares.
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) stated on Monday that he is willing to apologize to former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) if Chang is proven innocent.
A National Taiwan University (NTU) official has expressed regret after a 29-year-old graduate of the school stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in Taipei on Monday morning.
Taiwan -- Gov't to reveal time, place of future pact talks
In the future, the government will disclose the time and location of all discussions on the Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement negotiations, in addition to holding press conferences to explain progress at the end of each day of talks, as it did in the latest round of negotiations.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水利署), Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday proposed an addition to the Water Supply Act (自來水法) that will impose surcharges on high volume consumers.
Taiwan's national baseball team yesterday easily cruised past Hong Kong in a 12-0 decision over seven innings as it made its debut at the baseball event of the Incheon Asian Games held in South Korea.
Buying submarines from abroad to replace an aging fleet remains a priority for Taiwan, but it is also planning a local submarine program to show its determination to get them, a Defense Ministry spokesman said yesterday.
Certain areas of Taiwan could continue to experience high wind gusts and torrential rains although the center of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong moved away from the island early Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
Taiwan finished third in the men's badminton event at the Asian Games on Monday, winning the country's first ever medal in that category at the Games.
The Cabinet announced that the Ministry of Economic Affairs has promoted from within in naming Cho Shih-chao its new deputy minister in charge of political affairs.
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