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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Taiwanese students have come away with 31 medals in the 2015 International Mathematics Competition (IMC) in China, which has been going on in Changchun, Jilin Province since July 27.
The Central News Agency (CNA), Taiwan's national news agency, was one of the five news websites that drew the most visits by university and college students around the country, according to a Shih Hsin University survey released Friday.
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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Curriculum debate may see extra legislative hearing
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced yesterday that a meeting may be held to discuss an extra legislative session to debate the controversial high school curriculum guidelines, after talks between Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) and student protesters fell through.
Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (林欽榮) declared "victory" in an interview yesterday, claiming that Farglory Group (遠雄) had agreed to a holistic security-check standard for Taipei Dome as well as three security improvement recommendations made by Taipei City.
Curriculum guideline changes at a glance
Taiwan's high school history curriculum has existed in a state of flux ever since the end of martial law and subsequent democratization. The most recent curriculum guideline changes in Taiwan and the resulting student protests have received widespread coverage, but current changes need to be seen as an ongoing continuum of political skirmishes that have produced changes with little social consensus.
Turn pain into hope for gas explosion victims: Chen
Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) yesterday led local officials at a press conference, where she gave an update on victims and the progress of reconstruction efforts on this one-year anniversary of the Kaohsiung gas explosions.
At a meeting hosted by the Education (教育局) and Transportation (交通局) ministries, Ko participated in a discussion about maintaining the safety of students commuting between home and school.
The total number of reservists may not be sufficient to meet the nation's defensive needs after 2020, a recently released National Audit Office (NAO, 審計部) report says.
Whatever its color, rare 'blue moon' catches the gaze of astronomy buffs
Astronomy buffs in Taiwan yesterday observed a rare "blue moon," which refers to the appearance of a second full moon in a calendar month and a saying that dates back to the American Farmers' Almanac, rather than referring to the color, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.081 to close at NT$31.682 as weaker-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth hurt demand for the local currency, dealers said.
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