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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institute, published a report Monday with suggestions on reducing the damage caused by earthquakes, even as a magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan earlier that day.
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An amendment to the Punishment Act of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍懲罰法) yesterday cleared the legislative floor as part of the ongoing reform to better protect the rights of military personnel launched following the suspicious death of Army Cpl. Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘) in 2013.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday awarded posthumous honors to late Defense Minister Chiang Chung-ling (蔣仲苓) to recognize his contribution to the country as he attended Chiang's memorial service in Taipei.
Taiwan's Legislature on Tuesday passed an amendment bill that allows for bigger fines against mainland boats caught illegally fishing in its waters.
Power transformer boxes built on elevated platforms aroused public complaints, with residents calling on Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台灣電力公司) to remove them from residential areas after an explosion caused by earthquakes in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Four strong earthquakes hit Taiwan
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake -- the strongest recorded so far this year -- struck the northeastern coast of Taiwan at 9:42 a.m. yesterday.
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Taiwan -- Hung starts presidential bid as other KMT leaders wait
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) officially started her bid to become the Kuomintang's (KMT) presidential nominee in the 2016 election yesterday. Hung became the party's first member to collect the application forms to register herself as a presidential candidate.
Taiwan's original bid to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行) was rejected on the grounds that mainland China does not view it as a sovereign nation, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) chief Andrew Hsia (夏立言) revealed while briefing legislators yesterday.
Taiwan -- Northeast and Yilan Coast named finalist in 'tourism's Nobel'
Northeast Taiwan was recently named a finalist in the Destination Award category of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2015 (2015 明日旅業大獎).
Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) yesterday was the victim of a case of grand theft auto when his government-issued vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
The Central Weather Bureau (中央氣象局) announced that Taiwan will be affected by frontal rain this week, just in time to quench thirsty reservoirs nationwide amid the most severe drought in recent years.
Super Lotto's next draw on Thursday will be for an estimated NT$3 billion jackpot after nobody won the 29th draw last night, which boasted an already record-breaking top prize of NT$2.45 billion.
The National Police Agency (NPA) has decided to revise the tasks of police officers to reduce their workload, an official said Monday.
Chinese writer Gao Xingjian (高行健), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, will talk about cultural self-examination and his literary inspiration during an April 22 speech at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), the university said Monday.
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