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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Taiwan -- Ko brought to tears during 228 event
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was brought to tears twice yesterday, before and during the National 228 Peace Memorial Day event.
New Taipei City Mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday implored the nation to uphold the spirit of the 228 Peace Memorial Day.
President Ma Ying-jeou said on 228 Peace Memorial Day Saturday that he hopes to push for social reconciliation along with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) as Ko is seen as a victim of the 228 Incident.
A South Korean husband and his Japanese wife have successfully completed a three-month journey exploring Taiwan during which they spent an average of NT$300 (US$9.50) per day, an exploit that has caught the eye of a local publisher.
In a new guide for modern weddings, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI, 內政部) urges couples not to consult a soothsayer about their “eight-character” (八字) compatibility before booking a wedding.
A program scheduled to launch this July to further cut down the size of the country's military could be delayed due to objections raised by the R.O.C. Army, a local media outlet reported yesterday.
A series of events will be held in Taiwan to commemorate the fourth anniversary of a powerful earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and to express Japan's gratitude for Taiwan's post-disaster assistance.
Temperatures in northern and northeastern parts of Taiwan will see a drop of up to 8 degrees Celsius on the last day of the three-day weekend, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) recently announced that in 2014, there were 688 foreign students from 48 different countries learning Chinese at 41 Chinese Language Centers (CLC, 華語中心) in Taiwanese institutions.
Taiwan began to celebrate the Lantern Festival Friday, with cities and counties illuminated with lights and fireworks in a series of shows that will run through mid-March.
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