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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
LEDinside, a media platform for lighting, estimated yesterday that the global LED lighting market will have expanded to US$25.65 billion by year's end, an annual increase of 21.5 percent.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday that there is still time before a final selection is made for a high-level radioactive waste storage site in 2038, but said it will definitely take public opinion into consideration, with the holding o fa referendum one of the possible options.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) added 15 universities in 11 countries to the funding list of its "Taiwan Studies" project on Monday, seeking more international partnerships to promote worldwide research interest in Taiwan.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Hung registers for KMT primary
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday registered for the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary as other party heavyweights shy away from the contest.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commended the historic breakthrough of today's constitutional convention yesterday on Facebook, but also implored legislators to respond to the needs of citizens, and avoid concentrating on "political calculations" and becoming "history's sinners."
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) denies a report he forced a candidate to withdraw from the ruling Kuomintang's primary for the 2016 presidential race through a third party, Presidential Office spokesperson Charles Chen said on Sunday.
A coalition of 64 organizations has lodged a joint complaint against Harvard University, alleging bias against Asian-American applicants, according to a Wall Street Journal report published last Friday.
The two-day Comprehensive Assessment Program for Junior High School Students (CAPJHSS) came to a close yesterday, yet the CAPJHSS Committee reported that exam proctors made a mistake by collecting answer sheets earlier than they were supposed to during the English listening exam; it is believed the problem resulted from misprinting in the exam proctors' instruction manuals.
Taiwan has not yet received any food imports from parts of Japan that are now required to present radiation-free certificates, the Food and Drug Administration said Sunday, three days after tighter regulations were imposed.
Three approaching weather fronts will begin affecting Taiwan from Sunday afternoon and are likely to bring torrential rain to parts of the country by Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
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