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Monday, November 30, 2015
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen continues to hold a commanding lead over her opponents, in the countdown to Taiwan's three-way presidential race on Jan. 16, according to the latest public opinion poll released Saturday.
Details on the monument that will be erected on Taiping Island (太平島) in the South China Sea were revealed yesterday by local media, in time for President Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) trip next month.
A rare brown booby, a member of the Sulidae family, was spotted recently in a coastal area of Dongsha Island in the South China Sea, marking the first sighting of the species in 148 years, according to the Kaohsiung-based Marine National Park Headquarters.
Brown booby thrills Dongsha birdwatchers
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman and presidential candidate of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Sunday that if elected in January, she will allocate 10 times more resources to food safety than are being used right now.
Changhua district prosecutors said Sunday they will appeal a district court ruling that acquitted Wei Ying-chung, a former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co., and six others of charges related to violations of the country's food safety laws.
Party lines blurred in legislator at-large vote
Cross-party endorsement has become a notable feature in this year's election race, local media observed yesterday.
Eric Chu, the presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), said Sunday that when the Democratic Progressive Party was in power 2000-2008, cross-Taiwan Strait relations suffered a setback, and that DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen was the country's mainland affairs chief and deputy premier at the time.
The main hospital in the offshore county of Kinmen now has a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization unit to treat patients who suffer heart attacks.
Eric Chu, chairman and presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), said Saturday he will boost Taiwan's tourism if he is elected president next January.
Former President Lee Teng-hui, 92, suffered a minor stroke Sunday morning and was hospitalized but is now in stable condition, a spokesman for his office said.
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