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It's all about communication: MAC
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng on Thursday held the agency's first press conference since President Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration, saying the government was resolved to pursue cross-strait relations through friendly communication and dialogue.
 
Premier outlines 'three wishes' in first Cabinet meeting
Premier Lin Chuan laid out "three wishes" for the new administration on Thursday during his first Cabinet meeting since taking office.
 
Economics Minister Lee Shih-guang Wednesday stressed that Taiwan will definitely abandon nuclear power in 2025, amid renewed speculation about the fate of the nearly completed Fourth Nuclear Power Plant.
 
Head over heels in Russia
Members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre pose for a photograph in Moscow, Russia.
 
Train ticket scalpers could be jailed for up to five years, according to a draft bill that a legislative committee approved Wednesday, as Taiwan seeks to curb illegal reselling that has been hampering holiday travels, particularly those headed to to eastern parts of the island.
 
Ku Chin-shui (古金水), a prominent decathlete in Taiwan in the 1980s and 1990s, died of leukemia in Taipei on Wednesday, his family said.
 
An Olympics first
Boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴), right, stands with International Boxing Association President Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) in this file photo. Wu yesterday praised the 19-year-old boxer for an historic achievement: On Tuesday she overcame Morocco's Khadija Mardi 3 to 0 at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to book Taiwan's first-ever spot in women's Olympics boxing.
 
The resignation of the nation's outgoing top envoy to the U.S., Shen Lyu-shun (沈呂巡), was approved by the government in accordance with regulations, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said Wednesday.
 
Tsai sworn in for another term as DPP chairwoman
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was sworn in for a consecutive term as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairwoman Wednesday during its first Central Executive Committee meeting since becoming the ruling party.
 
Tsai must act 'immediately' against nukes: activists
Anti-nuclear activists called on the Tsai administration to live up to its pledge for a nuclear-free homeland on Tuesday, in time for the 20th anniversary of the passing of a bill that aims to cease all nuclear plant operations.
 
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