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Monday, February 1, 2016
A man has been referred to prosecutors for further investigation after being arrested for allegedly harassing an endangered red-crowned crane that flew to Taiwan late last year, animal protection officials said Saturday.
Cities and counties have had mixed reactions after the Legislature passed amendments to the School Health Act last month that ban the use of genetically modified food ingredients or processed food with such ingredients in school meals.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) estimated Saturday that the country's water supply will remain stable at least until the end of April thanks to abundant rainfall brought by recent weather fronts.
A year-end free luncheon took place in the public plaza outside the Presidential Office Sunday, serving more than 23,000 socially disadvantaged people a menu of dishes Taiwanese typically associate with family get-togethers.
Charity 'weiya' serves 23,000 disadvantaged
More cold weather is in store for Taiwan, with temperatures likely to dip to 11 degrees Celsius on Feb. 5 and 6 in Northern and Central Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau forecast on Saturday.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
1st Spratlys 'resident' asserts ROC claim
Chu Mei-ling (初美玲) -- the first Taiwanese citizen to register her residence in the Spratly Islands -- has asserted the Republic of China's claim in the South China Sea, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) said Saturday.
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Huang Min-hui, the Kuomintang's (KMT) interim chairwoman, on Saturday dismissed media talk about the upcoming party chief election being a "war between two women" or a clash between the pro-unification and pro-Taiwan camps.
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Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Ker Chien-ming is expected to keep his role as leader of the party caucus after none of his fellow lawmaker came forward to challenge him.
Mayor of Kaohsiung City Chen Chu (陳菊) will likely be the next chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), after current party Chairwoman and President-elect Tsai Ing-wen is inaugurated on May 20, according to a report from the Storm Media Group (風傳媒) on Saturday.
Traffic control plan set for Alishan flower season
Only 16,000 people per day will be permitted to visit Alishan during the cherry blossom viewing season on weekends between March 10 and April 10, according to the Directorate General of Highways (DGH, 公路總局).
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