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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Hong Kong singer Eason Chan (陳奕迅), Taiwanese divas A-mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) captured the biggest prizes at The 26th Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan's equivalent of the Grammys, yesterday.
Opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen yesterday criticized her Kuomintang (KMT) rival in the presidential election over her "reckless" cross-strait policies.
Former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) on Thursday said that the Taipei City Government has been suffering from an exodus of employees since the incumbent mayor took office.
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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Saturday that the city government hopes that 30,000 volunteers will sign up to do administrative work and provide services during the Summer Universiade set for Aug. 19-30, 2017.
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A 43-member team of judo and taekwondo fighters, as well as athletes in other sports, is representing Taiwan's police and fire departments in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games being held in Fairfax County in the U.S. state of Virginia from June 26-July 5.
As the U.S. legalization of same-sex marriage has become a hot topic, both the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP's) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and Kuomintang presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu have taken to Facebook to express their support for tolerance of the gay community.
The issue of legalizing gay marriage is "extremely controversial" in Taiwan, a senior Ministry of Justice official said Saturday, adding that the government would not consider making same-sex marriages legal for the time being.
Hung Hsiu-chu, who is set to be nominated as the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate, will kick off an "unconventional" campaign trail this week at the earliest, taking her around the nation to understand local needs, her spokesman said yesterday.
Hungary's outgoing representative to Taiwan described his posting in Taiwan as "a gift" in his career, saying that he will never forget the three years he spent here.
The United States Supreme Court's ruling on legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. has stirred up discussion in Taiwan, but legislators here are mostly reserved about a revision of family law and many believe no resolutions will be adopted, as it is an election year.
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