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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The National Senior High School Teacher's Union (NSHSTU, 全國高級中等學校教育產業工會) yesterday gathered outside of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to petition to make the current English listening tests no longer an entry requirement for local universities but a reference criterion instead.
The opposition is using “stalling tactics” on major economic legislation that are aimed at “bringing down the government,” Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday, asking business leaders to “tell the people how Taiwan is losing its ability to compete.”
The main suspect in a shooting spree by Philippine Coast Guard officers that killed a Taiwanese fisherman in May 2013 did not show up at a pre-trial hearing in the Philippines' Batanes Province on Monday.
Taiwan won eight awards in the 11th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), held in Sochi, Russia Nov. 21-23, according to the Taipei-based Esun Robot Association, a non-governmental organization devoted to the promotion of robot education.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko, Lien battle it out over final weekend
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday staged a parade event to gather support on the final weekend before the election unfolds on the evening of Nov. 29.
Pan-green independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said that he chooses to believe in the innocence of his campaign staff member, Peng Sheng-shao (彭盛韶), while there is no proper evidence stating otherwise.
State-run CPC Co. (中油) yesterday announced that the price of gasoline and diesel will be cut by NT$0.4 per liter, effective at midnight.
The majority of single people in Taiwan are interested in meeting potential marriage partners though matchmaking services, with teachers, flight attendants and civil servants among those most eager to participate, according to an online survey.
Taiwan's top university took the dominant role this past Wednesday when it gave a firm “no” to students who wanted to start a school-sanctioned club centered on BDSM, the broad range of erotic practices mostly identified with bondage and dominance role-play.
Plastic rubbish has invaded everyday life in Taiwan overwhelmingly, according to a recent survey which found that it has inundated every inch of Taiwan's coastline, posing a serious threat to the island's marine environment and eventually to its citizens' health.
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