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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A Taiwanese research team has developed a new technique for retinal cell transplantation that could one day result in more effective treatments for an incurable eye disease that can lead to blindness, the team's leader said Monday.
An Army helicopter pilot who was accused of bringing his flight helmet home and letting it be worn by his girlfriend has been grounded pending investigations, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
Police authorities around the country have arrested a total of 14 alleged gang leaders during the second wave of a 2015 nationwide crime sweep, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko called as witness in tycoon vs. pundit lawsuit
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday appeared at the Taipei District Court as a witness to a lawsuit between Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) and local political pundit Clara Chou (周玉蔻).
Shihmen Reservoir's (石門水庫) water supply should be restricted for the use of Taoyuan City (桃園市) only, Taoyuan's Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said yesterday.
Major Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) founder Stan Shih (施振榮) said Monday that the Republic of China (R.O.C.) should think positively about a new regional development bank proposed by the People's Republic of China (PRC), .........
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The National Police Agency (NPA, 警政署) yesterday reported that it has seen a 16-fold increase in the taking of second-grade drugs in the last ten years and that 1,700 students were among the 41,200 people found consuming illegal drugs last year.
The transportation and communication minister, (MOTC, 交通部) Chen Chien-yu (陳建宇) yesterday emphasized Taipei City Rapid Transit System's (Taipei Metro, 台北市捷運局) role in Taichung Mass Rail Transit System's (Taichung Metro, 台中市捷運工程處) designing and construction, implying the Taipei Metro should shoulder the responsibility for the construction collapse that took four lives and injured four more.
Lawmakers yesterday passed a resolution to ask the government to set up a "wealth exclusion clause" on hiring foreign nationals as domestic helpers.
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Former National Security Council (NSC, 國安會) Secretary-General King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) on Monday attributed the mainland's rejection of a proposed meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and his mainland counterpart Xi Jinping (習近平) last year to Ma's insistence on holding the meeting at the APEC summit.
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