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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Fifty-two percent of Taiwanese are not consuming enough iodine, which may lead to iodine deficiency disorders, the Health Promotion Administration (國民健康署, HPA) announced yesterday.
A total of 33 espionage cases that involved Taiwanese nationals who served as Chinese spies have been busted by the National Security Bureau (NSB, 國安局) over the past five years, the NSB's chief said yesterday.
Taiwan's top intelligence chief yesterday said his bureau has continued to closely monitor more than 100 Chinese companies with offices in Taiwan to check if they could pose a potential threat to national security.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate and Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday slammed the Kuomintang's (KMT) constitutional reforms as "hijacking" Taiwan's future, saying the ruling party refuses to discuss other issues during meetings of the Constitutional Amendment Committee (CAC) if the DPP does not agree to a "package" proposal that ties absentee voting with the lowering of the voting age to 18.
Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) yesterday apologized publicly while presenting a special report at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan's Education and Culture Committee, with lawmakers calling for his resignation over junior high school examination irregularities last Sunday.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday that polls from both sides of the party divide indicate that over half of the Taiwanese public supports restoring the Legislature's right to approve the premier.
A well-structured plum rain front will continue to affect Taiwan through the weekend, bringing gusting wind and thunderstorms to Central, Northern and Northeastern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Taiwan Think Tank (台灣智庫), a nonprofit organization that publishes opinion polls in Taiwan, announced the results of the current presidential election opinion poll for 2016 yesterday, which showed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the lead against all of the current or potential Kuomintang (KMT) candidates.
Taiwan's economic performance during President Ma Ying-jeou's seven years in office has fallen short of expectations, the chairman of the General Chamber of Commerce, R.O.C. (ROCCOC, 全國商業總會) said yesterday.
A 37-year-old man set himself on fire yesterday afternoon outside the Presidential Office in Taipei, suffering severe burns before the fire was extinguished by security forces nearby; authorities later ruled out a political motive to the self-immolation.
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