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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Taiwan -- MAC, TAO adamant on '1992 consensus'
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) and Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) convened an informal tea meeting yesterday in Beijing, where both parties were adamant in upholding the so-called “1992 consensus” (九二共識), a philosophy coined in 1992 to represent the ideology of “one China, separate definitions.”
Taiwan -- Lamb products mixed with pork recalled: FDA
After prosecutors revealed that two food companies sold fake lamb products made by mixing pork with lamb oil, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local health departments yesterday began tracking 117 retailers that purchased the products.
Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消費者文教基金會) Chairman Lu Yun (陸雲) said that while modifying the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, the government should assist consumers in seeking compensations and seize the food companies' illicit profits.
There was no “belittling” or “downgrading” of Taiwan's status by the Chinese government at this year's APEC leaders' meeting in Beijing, Vice Foreign Minister Vanessa Shih (史亞平) said yesterday.
The Ministry of National Defense is set to move its offices and other facilities from downtown Taipei to the Dazhi (大直) area by the end of November, a military official said Wednesday.
Former Taipei Prison Deputy Warden Su Ching-chun (蘇清俊) is suspected of covering up Gary Wang's (王令麟) smuggling of prohibited items into prison, local media reported yesterday.
Taiwan -- Ex-deputy warden suspected of taking bribes from Gary Wang
The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act yesterday in a preliminary review that would make it so that people who smoke while driving or riding a scooter will be issued a NT$600 fine.
As many as over 50 percent of gay and lesbian Taiwanese have suffered abuse at the hand of their intimate partners, and nearly 10 percent of victims have never sought outside help, a survey suggested Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has seized the Legislative Yuan chairman's podium more than 92 times in order to hinder discussions on trade agreements, ..................
Former Taiwanese major league pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (王建民) has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves to continue his journey in the U.S. instead of coming back to Taiwan, Wang's agent announced yesterday.
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