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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to face 'transitional justice'
The Ministry of Culture announced Saturday a raft of measures to exact "transitional justice" on Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
 
Chiang's great-grandson weighs in
Kuomintang Legislator and great-grandson of former President Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) said that both the former president's contributions and errors should be presented in full now that Taiwan is a democracy.
 
Taking Chiang out of memorial hall 'will hurt tourism'
Former Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin criticized government plans to remove links to Chiang Kai-shek at the former president's memorial hall, saying it will drive away mainland Chinese tourists.
 
2 Central Mountain Range
The state-run power Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will dismantle two typhoon-damaged overhead power lines across the Central Mountain Range, after concluding the lines were beyond repair, according to reports.
 
Transportation chief touts cots for drivers
Taiwan's transportation minister encouraged bus drivers on Saturday to make greater use of rest facilities at service areas along the country's freeways.
 
Backpedaling on same sex marriage? What did the president actually say?
A gay rights activist accused President Tsai Ing-wen of backpedaling on her past support for legalizing gay marriage, saying she had told him recently, "In this life, you may probably not live to see same-sex marriage."
 
Reports of drug use by 8 officers 'not verified': Air Force
The Air Force Command Headquarters said Sunday that media reports claiming eight officers had tested positive for illicit drugs were unsubstantiated, but did not categorically deny the allegations.
 
Northern Taiwan, Yilan to remain chilly: CWB
Under the effect of the cold air mass and as rain and clouds from southern China continue to move east toward Taiwan, the weather in northern Taiwan and Yilan in the northeast are forecast to remain wet and chilly on Sunday, with lows to hover between 11-13 degrees Celsius, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
 
Mainland authorities have turned down a request by Taiwan Visitors Association's new president Yeh Chun-lan (葉菊蘭) to visit the Taipei office of its counterpart, on grounds that Yeh supports Taiwan independence, according to Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman An Fengshan.
 
Military tests new recruits for drugs after amphetamines found on base
The military is now conducting urine tests on new recruits to make sure they are not using illicit drugs, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.
 
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