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Friday, July 31, 2015
Intel Corp., the world's largest chip-maker, will issue bonds in Taiwan in a bid to finance an acquisition of U.S.-based programmable logic semiconductor supplier Altera, the Taipei Exchange (TPEx) said Thursday.
Shares of United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯電) moved higher Thursday morning after the second-largest contract chip-maker in Taiwan announced a share buyback program a session earlier to support its share price, dealers said.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Student protester facing prosecution commits suicide
One of the student facing prosecution for breaking into the Ministry of Education building a week ago took his own life Thursday, officials said.
"The Diaoyutai islands (釣魚台列嶼) belong to Taiwan," Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential hopeful Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated yesterday.
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Diaoyutais belong to Taiwan: Tsai
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu continued yesterday to question the role of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) in financing student protests surrounding the controversial high school curriculum guideline changes made by the government's education ministry.
Resort's environmental evaluation postponed
An environmental evaluation meeting held by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to decide the fate of Taitung's Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort (杉原棕櫚濱海渡假村) was postponed yesterday.
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Reporters deny collusion in Education Ministry break-in
Three reporters involved in a July 23 incident that saw protesters -- mostly students -- breaking into the Ministry of Education (MOE) compound, defended themselves yesterday, saying that they did not collude with the activists.
Students Hsu Kuan-tse (許冠澤) and Chou Tzu-hsiang (周子翔), who have been protesting high school curriculum guidelines by traveling around Taiwan on foot to express their concerns, arrived in Yunlin and Chiayi County yesterday.
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu yesterday vowed to investigate bribe taking allegations after reports by local media implicated city officials involved in ensuring safety precautions at the Formosa Fun Park (八仙樂園). In reporting by local magazine Next Magazine, New Taipei officials have been accused of taking bribes from the park officials in the form of admissions tickets.
A group of protesters yesterday staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) in Taipei to voice their anger over the MOE's decision to approve a tuition fee hike at a number of local universities.
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