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Thursday, April 23, 2015
The average nominal wage in Taiwan for the first two months of this year rose more than 6 percent from a year earlier on the back of year-end bonus payouts, according to government statistics released Wednesday.
The Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, 中華足協) yesterday denied a game-throwing allegation raised by a local weekly magazine, which accused CTFA's former head of deliberately losing a game last month in exchange for money.
Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has voiced its support for a proposal by lawmakers to increase the total number of years foreign nationals can work in Taiwan, but only on the condition that such an extension will not affect job opportunities for local residents.
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The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday it is crafting a plan to allow eligible migrant workers in Taiwan to apply for permanent residence, as part of its efforts to increase the country's workforce.
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Renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami (村上春樹), who is known as a cat lover, has said that he has never been to Taiwan and is interested in visiting the country's Houtong (猴硐) Cat Village.
Taiwan -- Elite players gather at the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco
The 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is scheduled to take place April 23-26 in San Francisco, where top female golf players will gather to compete for the US$2 million (NT$61.81 million) first prize.
Yaung Chih-liang (楊志良) may be considering a run for the presidency, according to reports yesterday from sources close to the former health minister; Yang served from 2009 to 2011 and is a member of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT).
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Chairwoman and presidential candidate of the Democratic Progress Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday accused the Kuomintang (KMT) of deliberately misinterpreting the DPP's criticism against full voluntary military recruitment as advocacy for the return of compulsory military service.
Officials from Taiwan and the United States lauded the achievements of the International Environmental Partnership (IEP) program at an exhibition in Taipei on Earth Day Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the joint initiative.
The rain brought by a weather front in southern Taiwan on Tuesday should provide a much needed boost to the water supply at Tsengwen Reservoir, the Water Resources Agency's South Region Water Resources Office reported Wednesday.
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