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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Experts in US share insights into Taiwan elections
Leading experts from the U.S., Taiwan and New Zealand gathered in the U.S. capital Tuesday to discuss voter trends and implications ahead of Taiwan's upcoming Nov. 29 elections.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) mourned the death of Natale Bellocchi, a former chairman of the board of trustees at the U.S. representative office in the 1990s, in a statement issued Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Revised food safety act passes its third reading
An amendment to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, which not only increases fines for food companies involved in the production of food products ...
Amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食安法) were approved by the Legislative Yuan amid bitter rancor between the ruling and opposition parties, with a number of food industry companies stepping forth to voice their support of the change that will bring severe penalties to future offenders.
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A former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in Taiwan to hold discussions on food safety, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou, the Kuomintang (KMT) chairman, said yesterday that it is “very obvious the entire world is not waiting for Taiwan, but Taiwan is still waiting for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)” to agree with trade agreements with mainland China. Ma urged DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to take Taiwan's economic future seriously by aiding the passing of the Cross Strait Trade in Goods Agreement.
Taiwan comes in the middle of an international ranking of English proficiency, according to the latest report by Education First, a private company that sells English courses.
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Taipei City Councilor Li Hsin (李新) said yesterday that Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) refused to treat his rival Sean Lien's (連勝文) gunshot wound four years ago. He received a phone call from the then-National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) superintendent to come and take care of Lien.
A record-high number of applicants have applied to join the R.O.C. armed forces this year, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced yesterday.
Taiwan -- Chien-Ming Wang hopes for return to major leagues
Former Taiwanese major league pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (王建民) yesterday expressed hope to return to the Major League Baseball (MLB) mound next season as he recently signed a minor league contract with an MLB team to continue his journey in the U.S. instead of coming back to Taiwan.
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