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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Taipei - The number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung has reached 13,293, with 285 new cases reported there Saturday, showing the outbreak of the disease remains at its peak in the southern port city, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen yesterday defended her social housing policy as she took her campaign trail to Kaohsiung.
Tsai defends housing policy; Soong unveils campaign logo
Latest round of cross-strait trade talks begins in Taipei
The latest round of cross-strait trade talks began in Taipei yesterday, with both sides seeking to narrow differences in taxation reductions and address other technical issues.
The Tourism Bureau announced last night that it would double its offers on hotel and theme park vouchers to meet popular demand. Starting at 10 a.m. yesterday, the website of the Tourism Bureau began to accept public applications for the travel vouchers, which either grant 30-percent off on hotel rooms or "buy two, get one free" tickets for 22 theme parks island-wide.
Ma inspects drill aimed at protecting fishermen
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Saturday that the government will protect Taiwanese fishermen and ensure their fishing rights, but will not condone any illegal behavior, after the military held a drill with the Coast Guard aimed at protecting the country's fishermen.
KMT confirms list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large ahead of election
Taiwan' ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party yesterday confirmed its list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large in the election to be held on Jan. 16, with incumbent Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) topping the list.
A security software company predicted that mobile malwares will increase to 20 million by the end of 2016 globally, attacking mobile payment methods and causing glitches to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Regent Taipei celebrates annual Xmas tree lighting
Hosted by Steven Pan, the owner of FIH Regent Group and Michael B. Gaehler, the general manager of Regent Taipei, Regent Taipei yesterday held its Christmas Tree Lighting, which has been a significant tradition of Regent Taipei for over 23 years.
The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) has released its latest water quality report, saying that the lead levels in drinking water samples tested are all safe.
The number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan had reached 35,744 since the start of May as of Nov. 19, with 399 new cases recorded overnight, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
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