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January, 20, 2017

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Taiwan urged to immediately suspend death penalty
International human rights experts have called on Taiwan to suspend its use of the death penalty, expressing regret that the nation has failed to make any progress in abolishing capital punishment.
 
Uber vows to communicate with government in face of suspension order threat
Uber Taiwan extended a new olive branch to an irate local cab industry Thursday, declaring that it would collaborate with yellow taxi drivers in a service called UberTaxi.
 
Here it is: Gov't unveils pension reform plan
Vice President Chen Chien-jen announced the government's pension reform plans Thursday ahead of Sunday's national conference on the issue, with a proposal to phase out a controversial 18 percent preferential savings rate grabbing the most attention.
 
Need a passport? Step one: Send a message on Line
Booking an appointment to apply for a passport is now as easy as sending a text.
 
Kidnapped engineer thanks those who secured his release
Shen Jui-chang (沈瑞章), who returned home last year after being held captive by Somali pirates for 1,672 days, has expressed his gratitude to those who helped him get back to Taiwan safely.
 
Pension reform proposal draws mixed reviews
Reviews have been decidedly mixed for the extensive pension reform proposals presented yesterday by Vice President Chen Chien-jen, participants in the process revealed on a radio show this morning.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Friday January 20, 2017.
 
Teachable moments
British teacher Ann Wearden sells spring festival couplets to children at Shih Hsien Elementary School's flea market on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
 
Taiwan urges U.S. support in maintaining cross-strait peace
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday urged the incoming U.S. administration of Donald Trump to support Taipei's continued efforts to maintain cross-strait peace and reiterated that Taiwan should not be used as a bargaining chip in the relationship between the United States and China.
 
Cabinet will not bring charges against KMT intruders: spokesman
The Executive Yuan has decided not to file a complaint against a group of Kuomintang workers who broke into its main building on Wednesday, a Cabinet spokesman said Thursday.
 
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