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Friday, January 23, 2015
Former Council of Labor Affairs Minister Wang Ju-hsuan (王如玄) said today that a new protection order should be introduced into the current Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act (性侵害犯罪防治法) to prohibit sex offenders from further harassing their victims.
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The Navy is set to take delivery of a new locally designed supply vessel Friday that it said will enhance Taiwan's maritime combat capabilities.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) yesterday promised to release all information relevant to the fire that killed six firefighters on Monday.
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Taiwan -- Eric Chu postpones canceling of Wang's membership appeal
Responding to Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng's (王金平) Kuomintang (KMT) membership appeal, New Taipei City Mayor and KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said at yesterday's Central Standing Committee (CSC) that the case will be temporarily postponed.
The U.S. Department of State said Wednesday that it has noted inaccuracies in a statement made Jan. 15 by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding new air routes in the Taiwan Strait, and urged China to engage and consult with the parties affected to ensure air safety in the region.
Some mountainous areas of Taiwan saw more snow Wednesday due to abundant moisture and low temperatures caused by the onset of a cold air mass, the Central Weather Bureau said that day.
Taiwan -- DPP restarts China Affairs Committee
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rebooted its China Affairs Committee (CAC) yesterday; however, several bigwigs were missing from the meeting.
The Ministry of Labor (勞動部) is investigating the alleged employment of foreign laborers at a plant of the Formosa Plastics Group (台塑) in Yunlin, with the results expected within a week, a labor official said Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday that it has issued a health advisory on travel to Oman due to new cases of the often-fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) reported there.
Bunun aboriginal people at Lidao on the Southern Cross-island Highway will be accompanied by representatives of two other indigenous tribes — the Rukai and the Amis — to the mountainous areas Thursday to proclaim that they want their territory returned to them so they can start cultivating.
  
  
  
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