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Saturday, May 16, 2015
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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Two-time K-1 World MAX champion Buakaw Banchamek said during his first trip to Taiwan on Friday that he looks forward to sharing his passion for the sport with people in Taiwan.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Taiwan -- Japan food imports need certification: MHW
Starting May 15, all food imported from Japan will require certification clearly stating their points of origin, and for products from certain regions, documents confirming radiation examinations will also be required, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) announced yesterday.
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairman Andrew Hsia (夏立言) yesterday stated that the government would protest the wording of a draft law proposed by China's rubberstamp lawmaking body when the two sides meet on the offshore island of Kinmen later this month for scheduled talks.
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