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Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Supreme Court yesterday finalized former Navy Captain Kuo Li-heng's (郭力恆) verdict, ruling that Kuo should serve 15 years in prison, pay a fine of NT$200 million and return NT$10.4 billion in illegal income to the country over the procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France in the 1990s.
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President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that he is prepared to engage in a debate with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership anytime over the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement.
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A Wednesday luncheon in Yunnan Province between top Taiwanese and Chinese negotiators closed without discussion of the stalled trade-in-services pact, an apparent indication that concerns in Taiwan over the pact have not hampered cross-strait exchanges, a spokesman said later in the day.
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Taipei City Police Department said yesterday it is scheduled to summon student activist Hung Chung-yen (洪崇晏) today for questioning over the demonstration outside of the Zhongzheng First Police Precinct on April 11.
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Taiwan -- DPP proposes referendum draft bill on fourth nuclear plant
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be proposing a special draft bill on a referendum concerning the island's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in the Legislature soon, said DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday.
Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Wednesday that he will help his party win the important seven-in-one local elections in November before thinking about whether he will run for president in 2016.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) yesterday revealed his previous discussions with Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) on negotiations for the student protesters to end their occupation of the Legislature, saying that the duo had resolved the “national crisis” after a week's endeavors.
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An amendment to the National Organ Transplant Act (人體器官移植條例) is expected to increase successful living kidney donation cases by 10 percent, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Anti-wind farm protesters stage sit-in at MOEA
More than 20 members of a group opposed to the building of wind turbines in Yuanli Township, Miaoli County stormed the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and staged a sit-in protest Wednesday at the ministry's inner courtyard.
An online competition to name the black swan families at the Taipei Guest House was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday to celebrate the birth of 11 newborn baby black swans at the Baroque-style national historic landmark.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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