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Monday, May 25, 2015
The vast majority of young adults in Taiwan want to buy their own homes rather than rent a place to live, but the appetite for purchasing a new home lessened the older people are, according to the results of a survey released earlier this week.
The John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會) recently published physical health statistics entitled the "Body Happiness Index" (身體快樂指數),which revealed that around 36 percent of Taiwanese fail to reach the minimum health requirements as defined by the index.
The United States hopes to continue its close cooperation with Taiwan achieved in recent years, a U.S. State Department official said Thursday, stressing that an important ingredient of that close cooperation is the stable development of ties across the Taiwan Strait.
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said Saturday that she is not worried about a rule in the Kuomintang's (KMT) presidential primary procedures aimed at keeping people of lesser stature from representing the party in the 2016 election.
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI, 內政部) and the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) recently held a joint ceremony that awarded immigrant families for their efforts in two competitions.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) recently shut down an illegal online movie website that was accused of offering its users access to pirated films, including Fast & Furious 7.
A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.
Taiwan -- Buddha statue from China gets its head reattached in Taiwan
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Taiwan -- Cross-strait talks marred by brawl
Violent scuffles between protesters of various splinter parties broke out yesterday on the offshore island of Kinmen as China and Taiwan continued official government-to-government negotiations on a variety of issues including the proposal that Taiwan serve as a transportation hub for Chinese travelers.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday promised to disclose as many city documents as possible, saying government transparency is essential to prevent graft.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated Saturday that her promise to maintain the cross-Taiwan Strait status quo meant maintaining a peaceful state across the strait.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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