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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Ma 'not ruling out' Taiping Island visit
President Ma Ying-jeou has "not ruled out" a visit to Taiping Island (太平島), an island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea for next month, after local media cited national security sources, yesterday.
A recent survey has found that 95 percent of respondents support signing a document indicating their wish for palliative care if they suffer serious incurable illness, while 97 percent back physicians' legal immunity if they provide palliative care upon patient request.
Deputy MAC head resigns, expected to stay as advisor
Deputy Chairwoman and spokeswoman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Wu Mei-hung's (吳美紅) request to step down from her position was approved yesterday by the Presidential Office. The resignation will take effect Dec. 2. She is expected to retain a position within the Cabinet as an advisor to the Executive Yuan.
In the first stage of a water conservation project, Taiwan will build six plants that can turn wastewater into usable water for industrial parks by 2020, the Economics Ministry's Water Resources Agency (水利署) said on Monday.
The first human infection of H7N9 avian influenza of the season emerged in China's Guangdong (廣東) province, announced the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管局) yesterday after confirmation from mainland Chinese public health officials.
The number of fatalities from dengue fever in Taiwan has risen to 174 since May this year, including 16 newly confirmed cases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday.
An former officer of the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB) will spend the next 18 years of his life in prison for spying for China, as the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the sentence of a lower court in the espionage case.
Taiwan took 39th place in the 2016 world's "ease of paying tax" rankings, down two notches from the previous year, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Taiwan said Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday that it will hold a drill to simulate a bioterror attack to examine Taiwan's ability to respond to bioterrorism.
Influenza-related complications have claimed the lives of 25 patients in Taiwan since July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, urging people to get vaccinated against flu as temperatures are expected to drop this week.
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