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The Executive Yuan passed two draft amendments Thursday that, if approved by the Legislative Yuan, would increases taxes on tobacco purchases and on inherited assets valued at more than NT$50 million.
Four people have been confirmed HIV- positive after using a home quick-test program launched by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last month.
Taiwan has confirmed a new imported Zika virus infection, involving a Thai migrant worker, raising the total imported Zika cases to 13 in the country, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported.
The Cabinet decided Thursday to expand the accessibility of public kindergartens around the country to reduce the financial burden on parents, by adding 1,000 classes to accommodate 30,000 students within the next four years, with priority given to children from low-income families.
Chunghwa Post Co. will launch four new philatelic products Friday to mark the 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition in Taipei (PHILATAIPEI 2016), the company announced Thursday.
Bank of Kaohsiung chairman to head FSC
The Executive Yuan has appointed Bank of Kaohsiung Chairman Lee Ruey-tsang (李瑞倉) as chief of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會).
2 top government officials step down
In the latest government reshuffle, the Presidential Office announced Wednesday that President Tsai Ing-wen had recently approved the resignation of the Presidential Office secretary-general and the National Security Bureau (NSB) director-general.
Labor unions to march for 123 days off
Labor unions say they will stage a thousands-strong rally Tuesday against what they describe as the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) "unrelenting determination" to pass a controversial workweek bill.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu revealed Wednesday that she would meet with four former party chairmen on Thursday in an attempt to build party unity.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Wednesday as most Asian markets closed up, following strong earnings reports from a number of U.S. companies, which drove solid gains on Wall Street overnight, dealers said.
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