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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.
The number of people who traveled domestically during the just-ended Lunar New Year holiday hit 8.76 million and generated nearly NT$11.4 billion (US$362 million) in revenue, the Tourism Bureau said Friday.
Indonesia plans to begin measures to stop sending domestic workers to Taiwan in 2017, as the Southeast Asian country is moving forward with a plan to stop sending domestic workers abroad in an effort to protect the country's dignity, .......
The Taiwan government collected NT$21.2 billion (US$698.52 million) in revenue from freeway tolls in 2014, the first year of a new distance-based electronic toll system, the National Freeway Bureau said Friday.
The National Freeway Bureau said that it is putting forward a proposal to increase the freeway tolls on long weekends during peak hours and to charge less at off-peak times, as part of an effort to prevent traffic congestion.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised its travel alert for Anhui to Level 2 on Friday after two new human infections of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in the eastern China province.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Taiwan -- Joblessness drops to  lowest level since '01
The Executive Yuan's Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,主計總處) announced the average unemployment rate for January yesterday and revealed it has hit a 14-year record low.
An alleged terror threat by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) against Taipei, posted on Twitter, has been noted and is being taken seriously by the United States, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Thursday.
The Ministry of Justice (法務部) is taking disciplinary action against the warden and deputy warden of Kaohsiung Prison for their role in a 14-hour hostage crisis that began on Feb. 11.
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