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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Student activist leader Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) yesterday announced that, contrary to previous claims, he had participated in the storming and occupation of the Executive Yuan during the Sunflower Movement last year.
A Ministry of Labor (MOL) survey has found that Taiwanese workers aged between 15 and 29 needed 2.1 months to find their first job, the same as two years ago, indicating that the job market remains difficult for first-time job seekers.
Questions over who will helm the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket in 2016 continued as Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) hinted at a possible run for the office, during a radio interview yesterday. Hung also urged the party to take a stronger stance in relation to the rising popularity of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
There were 1,673 new cervical cancer patients in Taiwan in 2011 and 681 deaths due to the disease, which equates to more than 4 women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in Taiwan, according to the Health Promotion Administration's (HPA) cancer registration report from 2011.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A modest rebound in gas costs and broad gains in other categories lifted consumer prices for the first time in four months, a sign inflation may be stabilizing.
A spike in rainfall over 24 hours infused the Shihmen Reservoir with 5.83 million cubic meters of water, which is equivalent to seven additional days of water supply.
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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday objected to the president's unannounced trip to the wake of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀).
President Ma Ying-jeou was invited as a close friend of Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀) to visit Singapore to pay his last respects to the founding father of the city state who died early Monday, a source close to the matter said yesterday.
China on Tuesday reaffirmed its “one China” principle in response to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's current visit to Singapore to pay his last respects to Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (李光耀), who died Monday.
Taiwan's two main parties continued to advocate different positions on proposals to amend the nation's constitution. The only initiative that both parties overlap on is the lowering of the minimum voting age to 18.
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