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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu continued yesterday to question the role of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) in financing student protests surrounding the controversial high school curriculum guideline changes made by the government's education ministry.
Reporters deny collusion in Education Ministry break-in
Three reporters involved in a July 23 incident that saw protesters -- mostly students -- breaking into the Ministry of Education (MOE) compound, defended themselves yesterday, saying that they did not collude with the activists.
Students Hsu Kuan-tse (許冠澤) and Chou Tzu-hsiang (周子翔), who have been protesting high school curriculum guidelines by traveling around Taiwan on foot to express their concerns, arrived in Yunlin and Chiayi County yesterday.
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu yesterday vowed to investigate bribe taking allegations after reports by local media implicated city officials involved in ensuring safety precautions at the Formosa Fun Park (八仙樂園). In reporting by local magazine Next Magazine, New Taipei officials have been accused of taking bribes from the park officials in the form of admissions tickets.
A group of protesters yesterday staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) in Taipei to voice their anger over the MOE's decision to approve a tuition fee hike at a number of local universities.
Yunlin police said they have confiscated around NT$340,000 from a gambling den disguised as a licensed arcade.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Wednesday to take precautions against dengue fever, as the number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease is escalating quickly in Southern Taiwan.
Tickets for a World Cup qualifying game between Taiwan and Vietnam will go on sale Aug. 8, marking the first time Taiwan's soccer association will sell tickets for a national team game.
An American representative in Taiwan praised Taiwan on Wednesday for its efforts in combating human trafficking and noted the importance of international cooperation in eradicating this type of criminal behavior.
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The European Union has launched an investigation into whether Disneyland Paris is overcharging foreign customers, which is against EU law. Taiwanese visitors to the theme park are reportedly charged more than locals.
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