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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Taiwanese medal in Brazil's RoboCup
A high school representative team from Taiwan won two medals in RoboCup 2014 held in Brazil this week.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) yesterday formed a resolution, saying that the exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan (王丹) has to possess a valid re-entry permit issued by the U.S. before entering Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Passengers on Ma's BRT ride may have been plants
Local media reported yesterday that passengers were planted during President Ma Ying-jeou's ride on the Bus Rapid Transit of Taichung (BRT), raising questions over the integrity of the positive reviews of the newly implemented transportation system.
Taiwan -- Tropical storm unlikely to affect Taiwan in coming days
A tropical depression that formed near the Pacific island of Guam developed into Tropical Storm Halong Tuesday, becoming the 11th named storm of 2014, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.
A diplomat who previously served at Taiwan's Vietnam representative office yesterday was indicted for allegedly taking bribes for visa applicants in Vietnam, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office announced yesterday.
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said it has notified local wholesales operators to remove the nectarines imported from the U.S. company Wawona Packing Co. from the shelves in suspicion of the fruits may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous bacteria.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday warned nationals against visiting Israel and Palestine due to the heightened conflict in the region, adding that various international airlines have been affected by the ongoing clash between Palestinian militant Islamist organization Hamas and the government of Israel.
Taiwan -- Chang, Sun ascend to Control Yuan posts
The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved Chang Po-ya (張博雅) and Sun Ta-chuan (孫大川) as president and vice president respectively of the Control Yuan.
The Legislative Yuan rejected 11 nominees for the Control Yuan Tuesday, but approved 16 others during a confirmation vote.
Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) recently denied that he was ever a member of a communist party, contrary to long-standing rumors, adding that communism is “deceptive.”
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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