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May, 26, 2016

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Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) proposed Tuesday that inmates be allowed to work during the day before returning to prison in the evening.
 
Taiwan's delegation leader to the World Health Assembly (WHA) reported shaking hands with mainland China's representative Tuesday in Geneva, calling the gesture one of "mutual friendliness."
 
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) named the National Security Council (NSC, 國安會) and the Executive Yuan as candidates to lead the nation's efforts in strengthening cybersecurity on Tuesday, while meeting with a U.S. delegation.
 
The Ministry of Labor on Tuesday announced that it would raise the minimum hourly wage from NT$120 to NT$126 as early as July.
 
After a brief spell of rainy, overcast weather, much of Taiwan will see sun on Wednesday, and temperatures could rise as high as 34 degrees Celsius in Western Taiwan over the weekend, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Tuesday.
 
Having a ball!
A playground at a revamped bus station in Yilan is shown in the photo taken on Tuesday, May 24. The county government made used of many cartoon-styled designs, including a slide in the shape of a pink elephant and a giraffe-shaped tower that stands 12 meters high.
 
New gov't has no backbone in Okinotori dispute: KMT
The Kuomintang (KMT) blasted the new government Tuesday, saying it lacked the backbone to protect Taiwan's maritime rights and sovereignty around the Okinotori atoll.
 
Cabinet drops charges against Sunflower protesters
Taiwan's new government dropped criminal charges against 126 people who occupied the Legislative Yuan during protests against a trade pact with China two years ago, on Monday.
 
Minister Lin enters WHA without issue
Taiwan's delegation to the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) smoothly entered the conference hall in Geneva at 9:10 a.m. (local time), on Monday, without any reaction from China's delegation, before the assembly opened at 9:30 a.m., the Central News Agency reported from Geneva.
 
Minister 'wouldn't support independence'
Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) on Monday said he would not support Taiwan independence and that President Tsai Ing-wen has never to his knowledge publicly endorsed Taiwan independence.
 
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