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May, 6, 2016

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Lawmakers order day care at firms with over 100 on payroll
The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed amendments requiring companies with over 100 employees to provide childcare facilities and nursing rooms.
 
Cabinet in final bid to pass Digital Convergence Act
The caretaker Cabinet is pushing to pass its Digital Convergence Act (匯流五法) on Thursday before stepping down on May 20, when President-elect Tsai Ing-wen's government takes office.
 
The Heath Minister-designate's partial inclusion plan for physicians under the Labor Standards Act was not well received by a major medical professional advocacy group Tuesday.
 
Beginning Tuesday, mobile phone users in Taiwan will be given alerts on their phones whenever a strong earthquake strikes the country, the Executive Yuan announced that day.
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Northern Hualien County was rattled by 10 earthquakes late Monday and early Tuesday ranging in magnitude from 3.5 to 4.6, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
 
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Tuesday that it is looking into accusations that Chinese singer and actor Lu Han worked illegally in Taiwan.
 
Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who will become Taiwan's next president later this month, faces the challenge of resetting China's expectations for Taiwan, according to a commentary published Monday by the Wall Street Journal.
 
This year's GDP growth will hover around 1 percent, well below the target range of 2.1 to 2.7 percent set by the National Development Council (NDC, 國發會) in December, the head of the NDC said Tuesday.
 
The "Paris Agreement," which has attracted global attention and concerns the fate of mankind, has been open for signatures from Earth Day, April 22. Following the agreement Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) (台灣永續能源研究基金會) conducted a public opinion poll, releasing its "2016 Survey on Taiwanese People's Attitudes toward Climate Change and Energy" results, according to a press release from the TAISE.
 
A presidential gift
Pictured here is a commemorative package from Kaoliang Liquor for the 14th inauguration of the president and vice president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), jointly launched by the Democratic Progressive Party and Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corp.
 
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