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Friday, April 18, 2014
Environmentally minded organizations will set up a “green market” of 60 booths over the weekend to encourage sustainable consumption ahead of Earth Day, organizers said Thursday.
Taiwan had more than 340,000 public servants as of the end of 2013, the highest number since 2005, according to government data released yesterday.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official recently reminded New Taipei citizens that only first-time applicants can file for R.O.C. passports at the city's household registration offices.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Supreme Court yesterday finalized former Navy Captain Kuo Li-heng's (郭力恆) verdict, ruling that Kuo should serve 15 years in prison, pay a fine of NT$200 million and return NT$10.4 billion in illegal income to the country over the procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France in the 1990s.
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President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that he is prepared to engage in a debate with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership anytime over the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement.
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A Wednesday luncheon in Yunnan Province between top Taiwanese and Chinese negotiators closed without discussion of the stalled trade-in-services pact, an apparent indication that concerns in Taiwan over the pact have not hampered cross-strait exchanges, a spokesman said later in the day.
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Taipei City Police Department said yesterday it is scheduled to summon student activist Hung Chung-yen (洪崇晏) today for questioning over the demonstration outside of the Zhongzheng First Police Precinct on April 11.
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The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be proposing a special draft bill on a referendum concerning the island's Fourth Nuclear Power Plant in the Legislature soon, said DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) yesterday.
Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Wednesday that he will help his party win the important seven-in-one local elections in November before thinking about whether he will run for president in 2016.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) yesterday revealed his previous discussions with Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) on negotiations for the student protesters to end their occupation of the Legislature, saying that the duo had resolved the “national crisis” after a week's endeavors.
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