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Friday, May 15, 2015
Taiwan will donate 16,670 metric tons of white rice to 17 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific this year, the national Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) said Wednesday.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-Wen (蔡英文) announced yesterday that the DPP will set up a presidential office in the south within three months of taking office, should she successfully win the presidential election next year.
An inspection team from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) said in Taipei that it will not get involved in a controversy over the main local venue for the 2017 Summer Universiade.
The National Security Bureau (NSB, 國安局) has discovered more than 100 offices that were illegally established by Chinese companies or individuals in Taiwan, some 20 of which could cause national security concerns, an NSB official said Thursday during a legislative session.
Greater Kaohsiung can expect a shortfall of 400,000 tons of water by 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
Taiwan can leverage its MRT construction know-how in China as Beijing bolsters its infrastructure to extend trade links through the "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative, said Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Vice Chairman San Gee (單驥).
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu yesterday chastised Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for remarks she made earlier this week that the nation's workforce had "too many days off," telling Tsai not to shift policy directions each time she meets with large corporations.
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Taiwan -- Chu lambastes Tsai with accusations of siding with corporations
Taiwan -- Inner sea waves have potential to generate energy: joint research
A team of specialists including researchers from Taiwan and the United States has completed a long-term study on ocean waves in the South China Sea, finding that the inner waves of the sea could generate upwards of 30 million kilowatts of energy, the equivalent of three-quarters of Taiwan's current total power generation.
Farmers will be legally banned from spraying fipronil on tea trees as of Jan. 1 next year, according to an announcement by the Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) yesterday.
The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) has invited President Ma Ying-jeou to preside over a drill and to commission two new CGA 3,000-ton patrol vessels next month, local media reported yesterday.
Taiwan and Japan tied for 4th place in a global math and science education ranking administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with the top five places taken by countries in Asia, the BBC reported Wednesday.
A total of 39 former freeway toll collectors were arrested Wednesday after they broke into a government office and carried out acts of vandalism in protest over what they described as unfair treatment they have received.
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A Vietnamese woman caught hiding in a ceiling partition at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Wednesday said she was attempting to illegally overstay in Taiwan because she felt the country is "too nice to leave."
Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways on Wednesday sent an aircraft to Japan to fly back passengers who had been waiting there for a flight that was severely delayed due to mechanical problems on one of the airline's planes.
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