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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Chang, Sun ascend to Control Yuan posts
The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved Chang Po-ya (張博雅) and Sun Ta-chuan (孫大川) as president and vice president respectively of the Control Yuan.
The Legislative Yuan rejected 11 nominees for the Control Yuan Tuesday, but approved 16 others during a confirmation vote.
Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) recently denied that he was ever a member of a communist party, contrary to long-standing rumors, adding that communism is “deceptive.”
Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Lin Chu-chia (林祖嘉) yesterday urged the Legislative Yuan to pass the cross-strait agreement supervisory act (兩岸協議監督條例), saying that although the Executive Yuan has already proposed its own draft bill, portions of non-Cabinet versions can also be considered.
Parents of one of the French victims who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week have arrived in Taiwan to handle the aftermath of their daughter's death.
Taiwan -- Parents of French victim in Penghu crash landing touch down in Taiwan
A salary raise for voluntary soldiers that was approved by the government earlier this year has proved successful as an incentive to boost recruitment as the latest numbers show a record-high number of applicants have applied to join the R.O.C. armed forces.
The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday said that a malfunction was reported at noon at Fenglin Station in Hualien, delaying passengers for 30 to 40 minutes, the second such incident in less than 24 hours.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday released a press statement welcoming individuals with technician licenses or vocational experience to register for an annual qualification examination that encourages such individuals to develop their skills for a better chance of employment.
Taiwan -- NCCU principal appointed new Education Minister
National Chengchi University (NCCU, 國立政治大學) Principal Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) today assumed office as the 26th minister of education of the Republic of China.
The Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消費者基金會) yesterday slammed Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) for breaking his promises regarding the eTag system since its launch in January.
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