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Friday, May 29, 2015
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday announced that preventive measures will be taken in order to tackle the MERS-CoV virus (中東呼吸症候群冠狀病毒感染症), as it was reported that the virus has made its way past China's borders as of press time.
Three additional cases of measles were identified yesterday, increasing the total number of diagnoses to 12 so far this year, revealed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署).
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) warned yesterday that a 44-year-old male South Korean potentially infected with the Middle East-strain of respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) traveled to Shenzhen, China on May 26, and officials are tracking down any Taiwanese who may have had direct or indirect contact with him.
Taiwan -- Women's groups call for action against press misogyny
Numerous women's advocacy groups yesterday in Taipei took a unified stance in criticizing the local Chinese-language Liberty Times for its misogynistic remarks published recently against women, including veteran former news anchor Vicky Yen-Chiu Lee (李艷秋). The action comes in response to the commentary of several local papers on Wednesday criticizing those social groups for not coming to Lee's defense earlier.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC,台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, said Thursday that the company is expected to boost its production capacity by 11 percent in 2015 in an effort to strengthen its global competitive edge.
Electricity usage increases and the wear down of generators may soon outpace new electricity generation, making power outages all the more likely in 2019, the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) warned on Thursday.
Since his inauguration in 2008, President Ma Ying-jeou has mentioned on many occasions the history of the Second Sino-Japanese War and emphasized the importance of the Republic of China's victory over Japan.
Under the escort of a vessel belonging to Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA), a Taiwanese fishing boat is safe and has resumed normal operations after it was allegedly chased by a Philippine vessel in overlapping economic waters of the two countries Thursday, the CGA said that day.
Nantou County Magistrate Lin Ming-chen (林明溱) yesterday said that the county will appeal a state-ordered NT$2.66 million compensation payment to the family of the late Chang Po-wei (張博崴), a victim of a hiking incident in 2011.
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There is currently no plan to invite President Ma Ying-jeou to inspect a Taiwan-controlled island in the disputed South China Sea, Defense Minister Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said yesterday.
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