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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday at the party's weekly Central Standing Committee (CSC, 中常會) meeting that Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) “is no doubt a KMT comrade” and that Wang's membership appeal is confirmed to no longer need the involvement of lawyers.
Taiwan -- Students bring aborigine theme to lantern festival
Every year, an unlikely contender at the national lantern-making competitions is a small student club from Nantou County.
Taiwan -- College admission exam top-scorers drop by 40%
The number of students who scored straight As in the national examination for university admission dropped by around 40 percent while the number of students who received zeros in English composition jumped by around 10 percent, according to the results released yesterday.
Around 34,000 people made visits to hospital emergency rooms over the Lunar New Year holiday presenting symptoms associated with infectious diarrhea, a four-year high, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.
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Amnesty International (AI) said Wednesday in its annual 2014/2015 report that Taiwan took further steps to implement international human rights standards, but concerns remained in several areas, including the freedom of peaceful assembly.
A China Airlines (CAL) aircraft liveried with a design featuring the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, one of Taiwan's most prestigious art groups, took the dancers to an art festival in Singapore Wednesday, the first time the group had used the unique aircraft.
The new commissioner of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) has finally taken up the post, ending seven months of speculation following the departure of his predecessor Hwang Jenn-tai (黃鎮台).
Two new “third force” political parties — one founded last month and the other yet to be launched — have vowed to field candidates in the legislative elections of early 2016.
Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) both reached the doubles quarterfinals at the women's WTA Qatar Total Open in Doha on Tuesday with first round wins.
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday reinstated the party membership of Chen Chih-chung (陳致中), son of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), a move that will make it possible for him to take part in the party's primary for the 2016 legislative elections.
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