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Monday, May 18, 2015
A coalition of 64 organizations has lodged a joint complaint against Harvard University, alleging bias against Asian-American applicants, according to a Wall Street Journal report published last Friday.
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The two-day Comprehensive Assessment Program for Junior High School Students (CAPJHSS) came to a close yesterday, yet the CAPJHSS Committee reported that exam proctors made a mistake by collecting answer sheets earlier than they were supposed to during the English listening exam; it is believed the problem resulted from misprinting in the exam proctors' instruction manuals.
Taiwan has not yet received any food imports from parts of Japan that are now required to present radiation-free certificates, the Food and Drug Administration said Sunday, three days after tighter regulations were imposed.
Three approaching weather fronts will begin affecting Taiwan from Sunday afternoon and are likely to bring torrential rain to parts of the country by Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
King Mswati III of Swaziland arrived in Taiwan Sunday on a five-day state visit to meet with high-level government officials and discuss matters of mutual concern, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) stated at party headquarters that he would not run for president in 2016 as the deadline for registering for the party's presidential primaries passed late yesterday afternoon, with none of its presumed heavyweights having registered to enter the race.
Taiwan -- Chu's pledge to not run holds as deadline passes
Taiwan -- Ninth graders begin senior high examinations
More than 280,000 ninth graders nationwide yesterday began a two-day exam to determine their placements for the last three years of their secondary education.
Taiwan -- KMT leaders anger party members, confuse opponents
The recent decisions of Kuomintang (KMT) leaders not to seek the presidential office, which included party chairman Eric Chu's (朱立倫) announcement yesterday, drew sharp critiques from some party members, while rivals of the KMT urged vigilance.
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.
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