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China unhappy with Taiwan's tourist safety
China is "extremely dissatisfied" with Taiwan's safety measures for visiting mainland tourists, an official said Thursday following the death of 26 people in a tour bus fire in Taoyuan.
 
Review of 'one flexible day off' draft put on hold after committee chaos
Plans for a special committee meeting to review the controversial "one fixed day off, one flexible day off" (一例一休) bill were scrapped Thursday morning after lawmakers occupied the podium and the convener was a no-show.
 
Legislators visit Taiping to assert claim
A delegation of Republic of China (Taiwan) lawmakers visited the Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island (太平島) Wednesday to assert the country's South China Sea claims after an arbitration court last week controversially deemed the territory a rock rather than an island.
 
NT$10 million still missing from ATM heist
About NT$10 million in cash stolen from Taiwan ATMs remains missing as of Wednesday, according to police.
 
Ruling party committee members sworn in
President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday encouraged newly sworn-in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) committee members to be diligent in their work, urging them not to forget that the public would closely scrutinize the party's every action.
 
Transport minister vows reform after bus blaze
Transport Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) Wednesday vowed to conduct a nationwide random inspection of tour buses immediately and reform the bus sector, after a horrific tour bus fire on Tuesday that killed 26 people.
 
Activists brave rain to push for 2-day weekend
Labor activists on Wednesday protested in front of the Executive Yuan, calling for the withdrawal of Cabinet-sponsored labor amendments that would implement "one flexible day off" as a compromise to industry demands.
 
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) under the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW, 健保署) made public yesterday data that show the ratio of nurses to patients in the Tri-Service General Hospital Beitou Branch is the highest in the country at 18 patients to each nurse.
 
Hot weather will continue into next week across Taiwan, with the mercury in Taipei likely to soar to around 37 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Wednesday.
 
Tsai tells DPP committee members to be on their game
President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday encouraged newly sworn-in Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) committee members to be diligent in their work, urging them not to forget that the public would closely scrutinize the party's every action.
 
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