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Friday, November 27, 2015
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday both welcomed the United States' latest arms deal with Taiwan, which is due to be announced by U.S. President Barack Obama next month.
Taiwan, Japan sign double tax avoidance pact
Taiwan and Japan signed a bilateral agreement on the avoidance of double taxation in Tokyo Thursday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A scuffle between two groups early yesterday morning in the glitzy eastern district of Taipei City, which included local entertainers, continued minutes after both parties were released from police questioning hours later. Six of the twelve involved in the fighting were again taken into police custody for starting the second altercation.
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The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) has recently developed new algorithms that utilize big data for intelligent decision-making.
The U.S. government is close to announcing a US$1 billion arms deal with Taiwan, which is likely to cause a rift in relations between Washington and Beijing, according to Bloomberg View columnist Josh Rogin.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its presidential candidate, is leading in a three-way race in the Jan. 16 presidential election, according to the latest public opinion poll conducted by a local newspaper.
Economics Minister John Chen-chung Deng (鄧振中) said Thursday that Taiwan prioritizes a trade-in-goods agreement with China over the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the moment, adding that he hopes talks on the trade pact with mainland China will make a breakthrough by the end of this year.
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) initiated a protest by five municipal heads Thursday against the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) over a name issue after it listed their cities as being in mainland China.
The number of dengue fever cases reported since the start of May has totaled 38,067, with the majority of cases reported in Southern Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Taiwan has won four gold medals at the 2015 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards, making it the country with the highest number of gold medals at the awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and groups in the field of information and communications technology.
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