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Monday, May 25, 2015
A Coast Guard vessel malfunctioned during the eighth sea exercise rehearsal held by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海岸巡防署) of the Executive Yuan on May 8 in the waters off Kaohsiung, and has been recalled by the CGA for further examination.
Independent presidential hopeful Shih Ming-teh (施明德) said on Sunday on his Facebook page that the government would directly allow same-sex marriage and give gay couples the same rights as heterosexual couples if he were elected president.
China's "flat panel queen" Bai Weimin will lead an industry delegation to Taiwan later this week, but it remains unclear what kind of commitment she will make to buy panels from Taiwan in 2015 as China beefs up its domestic capacity.
The vast majority of young adults in Taiwan want to buy their own homes rather than rent a place to live, but the appetite for purchasing a new home lessened the older people are, according to the results of a survey released earlier this week.
The John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會) recently published physical health statistics entitled the "Body Happiness Index" (身體快樂指數),which revealed that around 36 percent of Taiwanese fail to reach the minimum health requirements as defined by the index.
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) said Saturday that she is not worried about a rule in the Kuomintang's (KMT) presidential primary procedures aimed at keeping people of lesser stature from representing the party in the 2016 election.
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI, 內政部) and the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) recently held a joint ceremony that awarded immigrant families for their efforts in two competitions.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) recently shut down an illegal online movie website that was accused of offering its users access to pirated films, including Fast & Furious 7.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday promised to disclose as many city documents as possible, saying government transparency is essential to prevent graft.
Opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated Saturday that her promise to maintain the cross-Taiwan Strait status quo meant maintaining a peaceful state across the strait.
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