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Sunday, May 17, 2015
A Taiwanese businessman who returned from China last week has been infected with rubella, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
Stargazers will have a chance to see Saturn at the brightest it has been in the past year on May 23, when it moves close to Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Saturday.
Higher education does not guarantee a higher salary, and employees with master's degrees sometimes earn less than those with undergraduate degrees, according to statistics from the Ministry of Labor.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA, 移民署) announced this week that it has offered permanent residency to Anna Fujita (藤田梓), founder of the Frederic Chopin Foundation of Taipei (中華蕭邦音樂基金會).
A youth camp organized by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will take place in July, and will bring together university students from Taiwan and Hong Kong to discuss solutions to social changes and other related issues.
An air conditioner at a nuclear power plant near Taipei burst into flames yesterday, but the Taiwan Power Company maintained that the core generator units were far from the fire scene and remained unaffected.
Taiwan -- Taiwan athlete wins world taekwondo championship; first in eight years
Taiwan's Chuang Chia-chia (莊佳佳) has won a gold medal in the women's welterweight division at the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The Control Yuan, the government's top supervisory body, said on Saturday that the job market for indigenous people in Taiwan has shown signs of improving in the past few years.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Taiwan -- Eric Chu should not rule out candidacy in 2016: Ma
Taipei - President Ma Ying-jeou is "anxious" that no top-notch candidates have emerged from Taiwan's ruling party Kuomintang (KMT) and said that Eric Chu, its chairman, should not rule out his own candidacy in the 2016 presidential election, according to an interview published Saturday.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced in a morning press conference yesterday at the Legislative Yuan that he would not seek the nomination to become the Kuomintang's (KMT) candidate for the 2016 presidential election, with his statement stopping short of ruling out an election bid altogether.
Taiwan -- Wang will not seek KMT presidential nomination
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the maximum allowable working hours will be cut to 40 per week with a mandatory two days off, officials of the Legislative Yuan said yesterday.
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Applicants for documents from the Foreign Ministry's Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) are now able to check online for the latest progress of his or her application, BOCA has announced.
Taiwan -- Military reveals new locally developed mobile mortars
The military unveiled a new locally developed mobile mortar system, along with other locally developed weapons systems and equipment, during a media tour Friday to demonstrate its efforts to create self-reliant defenses.
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The Legislative Yuan (立法院) passed the third reading yesterday for the "Long-term Care Services Bill" (長期照顧服務法草案), which would benefit around 760,000 local disabled people; the fund for the bill was also extended to NT$12 billion.
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