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Only slightly over half of Taiwan's 21 diplomatic allies backed a proposal at the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday for the country to participate in the annual meeting.
 
Man drops gun while waiting for the MRT
A man drops a gun while waiting for the subway in Taipei MRT's Yongning station. The man immediately picked up the weapon and tucked it in, but not before an eyewitness alerted the authorities.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) public approval rating is 39.4 percent, while 51.8 percent of the public are dissatisfied with her performance in handling national affairs and policies, according to a monthly survey released Monday.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Monday in a speech delivered after her first anniversary in office that the government's reform program cannot be completed within one year and great patience will be needed to introduce all the planned reforms.
 
Once a skeptic, Paiwan woman keeping family's quinoa legacy alive
Chang Chih-yun (張誌紜) had a good career going, having worked as a physical therapist at a hospital for 17 years. But that did not stop her from quitting this year to keep a promise she made to cultivate a grain she grew up hating and continue a family tradition.
 
US, other allies speak up for Taiwan at WHA
The United States, Germany, Australia and Burkina Faso voiced support for Taiwan on Monday after the island was excluded from attending this year's World Health Assembly summit in Geneva due to political interference from China.
 
Business lobbies optimistic over possible concession on overtime rules
Taiwan's top business lobbies are greeting a possible ruling party reversal on controversial overtime regulations passed late last year optimistically, proposing increasing overtime allocations for Taiwan's already overworked labor force.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Tuesday May 23, 2017.
 
Taiwan has alternatives to U.S. for submarines: CSBC
No progress has been made by Taiwan in seeking cooperation from the United States to jointly build submarines, but there are other options for partners to build such vessels, the local shipbuilder commissioned to plan and design the submarines said Monday.
 
The punishment for filming or photographing children and adolescents engaged in sexual intercourse or obscene acts is to be increased if an amended bill covering such offenses passes its third reading in the Legislature.
 
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