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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
An opposition lawmaker yesterday urged the Ministry of National Defense (MND) to reconsider its ongoing push to transform the current conscription system into a fully voluntary force after a recent survey showed that most Taiwanese support reinstating conscription for national security reasons.
Following the stomach medicine scandal that was brought to light during an investigation into pepper products tainted by industrial-grade chemicals, Health and Welfare Minister Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌) unveiled plans yesterday to the Legislative Yuan that the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛福部) is to establish a cloud database to manage the nation's pharmaceutical state of affairs by the end of the year.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 9:42 a.m. Monday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that Farglory (遠雄) could present its own plans to address the Taipei Dome safety issues.
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Taiwan -- Farglory could send substitute plans: Ko
Taiwan -- Cloud Gate unveils new headquarters in Tamsui
Renowned dance group Cloud Gate Dance Theater (雲門舞集) held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the opening of its brand new theater and home complex in Tamsui.
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Lawmakers across party lines are expecting amendments to two out of four acts aimed at attracting the private sector to reduce working hours and raise wages for employees to see swift approval Friday.
Tickets for an upcoming concert by American pop rock band Maroon 5 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on Sept. 14 went on sale at 5 p.m. on Saturday and all 15,000 were snatched up within 12 minutes.
Although the job market has begun warming up amid the recovery, many workers in Taiwan remain with a high sense of anxiety about job security, according to a job bank survey, which showed 91 percent of those polled in the working class said they are replaceable at their present jobs.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest smartphone maker, is losing its dominance in Taiwan's phablet market after rivals launched more big-screen handsets larger than 5.5 inches, according to data research firm IDC.
Northeastern Taiwan was showered with rain over the weekend, but the short duration and dispersed locations of rainfall resulted in little water accumulation in the nation's reservoirs.
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