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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko criticizes standards of Taipei citizens
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday spoke at the University of Taipei, where he was quoted reflecting on the standard of Taiwanese citizens during a post-speech interview.
Eight more downpours are needed before the Water Resources Agency (水利署) can lift phase-three water rationing slated to start April 1, Economics Minister John Deng (鄧振中) estimated yesterday.
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The Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP, 原住民族委員會) held a spring press conference to present the council's various achievements in the development of the nation's indigenous population in 2014.
Student activist leader Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) yesterday announced that, contrary to previous claims, he had participated in the storming and occupation of the Executive Yuan during the Sunflower Movement last year.
A Ministry of Labor (MOL) survey has found that Taiwanese workers aged between 15 and 29 needed 2.1 months to find their first job, the same as two years ago, indicating that the job market remains difficult for first-time job seekers.
Questions over who will helm the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket in 2016 continued as Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) hinted at a possible run for the office, during a radio interview yesterday. Hung also urged the party to take a stronger stance in relation to the rising popularity of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
There were 1,673 new cervical cancer patients in Taiwan in 2011 and 681 deaths due to the disease, which equates to more than 4 women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in Taiwan, according to the Health Promotion Administration's (HPA) cancer registration report from 2011.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A modest rebound in gas costs and broad gains in other categories lifted consumer prices for the first time in four months, a sign inflation may be stabilizing.
A spike in rainfall over 24 hours infused the Shihmen Reservoir with 5.83 million cubic meters of water, which is equivalent to seven additional days of water supply.
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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday objected to the president's unannounced trip to the wake of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀).
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