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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Taiwan -- Government considers stricter water rationing as drought persists
The government is expected to impose second-phase water rationing measures soon, and third-phase rationing may be introduced in May as Taiwan tries to cope with the worst drought in 10 years, the Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水資源局) said on Wednesday.
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Taiwan -- Sandstorm hits Taiwan for first time in 5 years
Taiwan's first sandstorm in five years hit the island yesterday along with a continental cold front, sending ambient air quality plummeting nationwide.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday denied rumors that he will not be running for president in 2016 through party spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中).
Taiwan -- Taiwan's first female Army ranger set to become 'mountain warrior'
Taiwan's first female Army ranger, Hsieh Shu-chen (謝淑貞), is set to finish a tough training program in mountain combat skills and search-and-rescue in a mountainous environment, in preparation for becoming the country's first female “mountain warrior.”
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Taiwan was listed as the world's fifth happiest economy in a recent survey conducted by Bloomberg News, published yesterday.
Kuomintang (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) has announced his proposals for new election strategies in the face of the upcoming 2016 electoral campaign yesterday, putting forth a “district legislator sponsorship system.”
A cold air mass from China will send daytime highs down on Wednesday, with northern and northeastern Taiwan being the most affected, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Prosecutors in Taipei yesterday questioned two former intelligence agents suspected of spying for China.
A legislative commission on constitutional amendments will be formed later this month, in what is being seen as a step toward amending the Constitution.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Taiwan -- M503 flight path a 'private China matter': TAO
Mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said yesterday that Taiwan should not politicize China's plans for flight path M503.
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