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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Premier Simon Chang and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan reached a consensus Wednesday that the Executive Yuan will hold off on sending controversial draft bills from the previous Legislature to the new Legislature.
The day before Chinese New Year will be dry and cool, but temperatures are set to warm throughout most of the week-long holiday, according to a private weather forecasting agency.
A new highly pathogenic strain of the H5N2 avian influenza virus has hit a chicken farm in Changhua County, bringing the number of poultry farms around Taiwan affected by the strain of avian flu to 15 since the beginning of this year, the Council of Agriculture (COA) reported Wednesday.
A passenger who hid NT$2.9 million on his person and his carry-on bag was caught by police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday when trying to smuggle the cash out of the country, according to airport police.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
DRGs will be postponed: MOHW
Due to the medical community's objection, the launch of the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) system will be postponed, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW, 衛福部) announced Tuesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) set up a command center Tuesday morning to join in the fight against the spread of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos, placing it to the same category of concern as Ebola and MERS.
Nearly 50 percent of Taiwanese employees said they worked overtime last year for an average of 18.2 hours a month, according to a survey released by the Ministry of Labor (勞動部) on Tuesday.
The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday reminded Taiwanese working holiday-goers to prepare travel plans and related documents, should they wish to reenter their working holiday destination under a visa-free program after their working holiday visa expires.
Traffic volumes next Sunday and Tuesday will likely rocket to more than 3 million this Chinese New Year, despite expectations that the longer than usual 9-day holiday would help dilute traffic, according to officials from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) on Tuesday.
Premier set to visit, congratulate new legislative speaker on post
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) said Tuesday that he will visit new Legislative Yuan Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) Wednesday to congratulate him on his election to the top legislative post.
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