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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Returning Taiwanese Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) yesterday said he was surprised to have received so much attention in the free-agent market and that he will let his agency take care of his future contract.
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Wei-Yin Chen to donate NT$500K to help needy
Eastern Media International (東森國際) shares yesterday leapt by the daily maximum of 10 percent to NT$7.8 on confirmation that Dan Mintz, head of DMG Entertainment, was seeking to buy a majority stake in Eastern Broadcasting Company (EBC, 東森電視).
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