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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Taiwan -- M503 flight path a 'private China matter': TAO
Mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said yesterday that Taiwan should not politicize China's plans for flight path M503.
Taiwan has demanded Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba withdraw from the island within six months for violating investment restrictions on mainland-controlled firms, officials said Tuesday.
The Taipei City Police carried out a raid yesterday to arrest suspects before successfully retrieving a kidnapped victim from a motel in Taoyuan.
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The Ministry of Labor (MOL) yesterday announced that second-quarter demand for labor has reached a new three-year high, according to their latest manpower survey. It is estimated that by the end of April a total of 45,000 new jobs will have been added, said the MOL. Of the newly added jobs, the MOL claims that 22,000 are in the service sector, which marks the first time in four years that the manufacturing sector is overtaken, indicating a stabilization of the economy.
No military parade has been planned this year to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 環保署) advised citizens not to purchase illegal chemicals and environmental agents (環境用藥) on the internet after releasing their 2014 annual environmental agent survey results yesterday. The market survey encompassed 31,280 different products which covered three categories of environmental agents: sanitation chemicals, pollution control agents (污染防治用藥品) and microbial agents (微生物製劑).
Several rounds of live fire drills are slated to be staged throughout this year to test the R.O.C. Armed Forces' combat readiness in case of possible cross-strait conflict, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said yesterday that no decision has been made regarding a proposed civil servant salary raise.
The fourth meeting of a Taiwan-Japan fishing commission will open Wednesday in Tokyo to address fishing regulations in waters near the disputed Diaoyutai (釣魚臺) Islands in the East China Sea.
American actor Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly is now in Taiwan for the filming of Martin Scorsese's movie “Silence,” according to local media Tuesday.
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