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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Youth with overseas experience a positive force: MOE
The Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) hosted a travel story-sharing event yesterday to encourage young people to realize their dreams, as well as present results of the ministry's latest project aimed at developing global mobility for students.
Albie Sachs, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and winner of the inaugural Tang Prize, introduced his country's Constitution -- touted as one of the most progressive in the world -- when he gave a keynote speech at the opening of the World Academy of Sciences' (TWAS) meeting in Vienna on Wednesday.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
KMT confirms list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large
Taipei - Taiwan' ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party on Saturday confirmed its list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large in the election to be held on Jan. 16, with incumbent Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng topping the list.
On average, each worker could save a minimum of NT$50 per month on health insurance from next year, concluded the National Health Insurance Administration (NHI, 健保署) after the annual rate-adjustment meeting yesterday.
More than 10,000 medals to commemorate the Republic of China's victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War have been given to veterans or their surviving family members, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman and presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Friday that it will be necessary for the new government next year to have a certain degree of communication with mainland China so as to avoid a gap between the outgoing and incoming administrations in dealing with cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
The Tang Prize, Taiwan's highest private award for global achievement, has seen nominations grow by up to 60 percent from last year, suggesting that it is gaining increasing awareness around the world, Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan said.
Friday, November 20, 2015
KMT candidate list met with criticism
Twelve names from the Kuomintang's (KMT) legislator-at-large list for next year's legislative elections were revealed a day early by local media yesterday and reportedly attracted disappointment from fellow party members,.
Access to Yushan, Taiwan's highest peak, will be closed for the month of January next year to allow the natural ecology and wildlife to recover from the impact of tourism, the Yushan National Park administration office said Wednesday.
Police authorities recently arrested 22 suspects as part of a crackdown on a cross-strait telephone fraud ring that targeted potential victims on the other side of the Taiwan Strait, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
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