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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Control Yuan member Chien Lin Whei-jun (錢林慧君) said yesterday that Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) should review the “necessity” and “legitimacy” of its 50-percent discount policy for foreign senior visitors, children and disabled passengers.
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More than 92,000 people, or one in 251 residents of Taiwan, were diagnosed with cancer in 2011, an increase of more than 2,000 from the previous year, according to figures released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) Tuesday.
A suspected outbreak of bovine ephemeral fever has struck cattle farms in Tainan, animal health officials said yesterday, with 246 suspected cases, or about 1 percent of the area's cattle population, reported over the past week.
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Chia Chi Wan (呷七碗) food company, which is famous for providing Taiwanese sticky rice, was fined NT$2.6 million for using expired ingredients and falsely labeling three products, New Taipei City's Public Health Department said yesterday.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) announced yesterday that the planned salary increase for Taipei City Government employees in May will be extended to outsourcing companies as well.
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The number of influenza cases being reported has gradually decreased while the epidemic period of enterovirus still remains at its peak, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced yesterday.
 Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the student activist leaders of the Sunflower Movement, was spotted in his hometown of Tainan yesterday, where the now famous demonstrator was approached by fans and the press.
Google Inc. rolled out its cloud computing-based platform for enterprises in Taiwan yesterday on its first stop of an Asian tour to promote its cloud business services.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday reassured Sao Tome and Principe that his administration is pushing for medical cooperation with the West African diplomatic ally.
Taiwan's top negotiator with China departed yesterday for his first cross-Taiwan Strait visit this year.
  
  
  
  
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