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Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Control Yuan, the government's top supervisory body, said on Saturday that the job market for indigenous people in Taiwan has shown signs of improving in the past few years.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Taiwan -- Eric Chu should not rule out candidacy in 2016: Ma
Taipei - President Ma Ying-jeou is "anxious" that no top-notch candidates have emerged from Taiwan's ruling party Kuomintang (KMT) and said that Eric Chu, its chairman, should not rule out his own candidacy in the 2016 presidential election, according to an interview published Saturday.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced in a morning press conference yesterday at the Legislative Yuan that he would not seek the nomination to become the Kuomintang's (KMT) candidate for the 2016 presidential election, with his statement stopping short of ruling out an election bid altogether.
Taiwan -- Wang will not seek KMT presidential nomination
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the maximum allowable working hours will be cut to 40 per week with a mandatory two days off, officials of the Legislative Yuan said yesterday.
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Applicants for documents from the Foreign Ministry's Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) are now able to check online for the latest progress of his or her application, BOCA has announced.
Taiwan -- Military reveals new locally developed mobile mortars
The military unveiled a new locally developed mobile mortar system, along with other locally developed weapons systems and equipment, during a media tour Friday to demonstrate its efforts to create self-reliant defenses.
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The Legislative Yuan (立法院) passed the third reading yesterday for the "Long-term Care Services Bill" (長期照顧服務法草案), which would benefit around 760,000 local disabled people; the fund for the bill was also extended to NT$12 billion.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) recently released a press statement that aimed to update the general public on the latest accomplishments of the Huayuworld Website.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) yesterday revealed that upon inspection of food products with aloe extract ingredients, more than half of the tested products were found containing aloe latex exceeding the legal quantity, including Slimgen (膠原千姿膠囊), a weight loss drug manufactured by Taiyen Biotech Co. (台鹽公司).
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Taiwan -- Heineken's Strongbow cider debuts this weekend
Heineken officially launched its bestselling Strongbow Apple Cider in Taiwan yesterday in an event attended by the its development manager Joost Aarts, the general manager of its Taiwan division Michael Lim and the division's marketing director Jeff Wu. The Strongbow cider launch is the first of its kind in Asia. The drink combines gold apples, red berries and elderberries flavors for a refreshing taste just in time for the summer heat. 
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