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Sunday, June 28, 2015
As the U.S. legalization of same-sex marriage has become a hot topic, both the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP's) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and Kuomintang presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu have taken to Facebook to express their support for tolerance of the gay community.
The issue of legalizing gay marriage is "extremely controversial" in Taiwan, a senior Ministry of Justice official said Saturday, adding that the government would not consider making same-sex marriages legal for the time being.
Hung Hsiu-chu, who is set to be nominated as the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate, will kick off an "unconventional" campaign trail this week at the earliest, taking her around the nation to understand local needs, her spokesman said yesterday.
Hungary's outgoing representative to Taiwan described his posting in Taiwan as "a gift" in his career, saying that he will never forget the three years he spent here.
The United States Supreme Court's ruling on legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. has stirred up discussion in Taiwan, but legislators here are mostly reserved about a revision of family law and many believe no resolutions will be adopted, as it is an election year.
Nine out of 23 colleges that applied for an increase to the tuition fees they charge were given approval by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday.
Taiwan -- Monthlong international mango festival kicks off in Tainan
The monthlong International Mango Festival kicked off Saturday in Tainan, southern Taiwan.
Many Taiwanese and foreigners showed up at Canada Day celebrations held in Taipei Saturday that featured Canadian culture and food specialties, including beavertails, a traditional pastry.
The hot weather Taiwan has seen over the past week is likely to continue into at least July 1 due to a strong Pacific high pressure system and decreasing moisture, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
The 25th Taipei International Food Show, held June 24-27 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, attracted over 65,000 visitors, including some 7,500 international buyers, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
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