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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Both Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) chief Hsia Li-yan and his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun have had long diplomatic careers, and they touched on that experience in their meeting in Kinmen on Saturday.
The ruling Kuomintang may cut short its presidential primary process by directly nominating one of the only two hopefuls registered for the race, a party source reportedly said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Annual yacht festival to start at the end of May
An annual yacht festival is scheduled to kick-start at the Longdong Four Seasons Bay & Yacht Harbor on May 30, offering visitors opportunities to sail in yachts, to try out rock climbing and other water activities.
Taiwan -- Best life stories born out of bad luck, author says at WWII forum
People who have suffered from bad luck have the best life stories to tell, said writer Chi Pang-yuan (齊邦媛) on Friday, and she hoped more people will write the hard-luck stories of those who retreated to Taiwan after the Chinese civil war.
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Taiwan's pineapples have passed pesticide tests at rates of at least 95 percent over the past two years, the Council of Agriculture council (COA) asserted amid slumping prices for pineapples due to pesticide concerns.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) yesterday slammed the DPP's decision to nominate a junior member of the Taipei City Council to run for legislator in 2016, .............
Starting May 31, biometric residence permits (BRPs) for non-European Economic Area nationals traveling to the UK for more than six months will begin to be issued to visa applicants in Taiwan, the UK's de facto embassy in Taiwan has announced.
According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), rainfall can be expected to linger over Taiwan today, bringing precipitation in Central and Southern Taiwan. Other areas will see an increase of rain, compared with yesterday's forecast.
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As a plum rain front has brought heavy downpours to Taiwan and is expected to bring more over the weekend, a drought task force under the Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Friday.
Taiwan -- Whistleblower behind claims of Chao's drunkness under huge pressure
Liu Yu-ting (劉玉婷), a secretary of Taipei City Government consultant Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤), yesterday attempted to resign from her job due to pressure after being revealed as a whistleblower.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned on Friday of the growing threat from MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) in the country after neighboring South Korea reported its first three such cases earlier this week.
A district court on Friday ordered Chang Chi Foodstuff Co. and its owner to pay compensation of NT$91.05 million (US$2.99 million) to a group of consumers who had bought sub-standard cooking oils produced by the company.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Washington - The United States hopes to continue its close cooperation with Taiwan achieved in recent years, a U.S. State Department official said Thursday, stressing that an important ingredient of that close cooperation is the stable development of ties across the Taiwan Strait.
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The price of a one-way ticket between Taipei Main Station and Kaohsiung's Zuoying Station may be lowered from NT$1,630 to NT$1,490 ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays in 2016, according to the Bureau of High Speed Rail (BOHSR, 高鐵局) yesterday.
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