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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Official denies 'black-box' pact operation
No “black-box” operations were involved in negotiations over the service trade agreement with China, a Taiwanese official told foreign officials yesterday during a briefing on the controversial cross-strait pact.
The Taiwan Association for Innocence (TAFI, 冤獄平反協會理事) held a press conference yesterday, using the first successful case in which a conviction was overturned as a result of DNA re-examination to encourage the government to implement a proper DNA profiling security protocol.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday that it is keeping a close eye on 96 people who came in contact with a Chinese tourist confirmed a day earlier to be infected with H7N9 avian flu.
Taiwan Immunization Vision and Strategy (TIVS) recently proposed three steps to boost public knowledge of taking vaccinations, a project in line with the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Immunization Week.
A Chinese tourist who fell ill with symptoms similar to those of H7N9 avian flu has tested negative for the virus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.
If the public ultimately decides to scrap the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, the service period of the three existing nuclear plants will have to be extended to counter a possible power shortage, a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) official said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Nuke 1-3 need extension if Nuke 4 scrapped: Duh
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Taiwan -- Taipei, MOF work to curb real estate prices
Taipei City Deputy Mayor Chang Chin-e (張金鶚) met with Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) yesterday to discuss municipal and national plans to deal with high real estate prices observed in the market.
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Taiwan -- Nuke 4 issue can't be decided by individuals or NGOs: Jiang
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday said the issue of whether or not the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant can be operational as scheduled cannot be decided by an individual or a particular group, noting that the nation has to come to a wider consensus.
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Taiwan -- Ex-toll collectors storm Transportation Ministry
Around 200 former freeway toll collectors yesterday rushed into the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Headquarters and demanded that the government find better jobs for them.
The Railway Reconstruction Bureau (RRB) yesterday announced design plans for the new straight railway line that will connect Taipei and Yilan and is scheduled to open in 2026 at the earliest.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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