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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Immigrants slam Ministry of Education over 'racist' terms used in textbooks
The Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) last year passed a new curriculum which contained the use of discriminatory language toward new immigrants from Southeast Asia.
Taiwan held a military salute ceremony Tuesday to welcome King Mswati III of Swaziland, one of the country's three diplomatic allies in Africa.
An Indonesian worker, known only as Ani, who allegedly murdered the owner of a breakfast shop where she was employed on Monday, revealed during police questioning yesterday that she carried out the homicide due to unfair working treatment and claimed that her former boss had slashed her salary.
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The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that it is dropping a case against the late Taiwanese arms broker Andrew Wang (汪傳浦) for his role in the death of a Navy officer in 1993.
The Legislative Yuan accepted Tuesday a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council on Nov. 27, 2014 to adopt the Protocol of Amendment to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), bringing the agreement into the Marrakesh Agreement of 1994 that established the WTO.
From June 1, packaged foods that contain more than 3 percent genetically modified (GM) raw materials will have to be labeled as GM products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.
The Constitutional Amendments Committee (CAC) of the Legislature has decided to include labor and environmental rights to the basic rights of the Republic of China's citizens.
Industry representatives yesterday urged the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) to improve Taiwan's environment management sector to meet business needs.
Chairman of Beijing Vantone Real Estate Co., Ltd. (萬通實業) Feng Lun (馮侖) yesterday denied rumors that Vantone was withdrawing investment from the nation, saying that the company will remain and discuss future plans after the 2016 presidential election.
Shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) rose to a record high Tuesday after foreign brokerages raised their target prices on the stock based on the company's first-quarter profits, dealers said.
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