Thursday, June 20, 2013
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that the government's decision to set a threshold for tuition-free education was made out of necessity, but once the government has sufficient funds it will abolish the threshold to ensure free education for all.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) pronounced his trip to the United States and Canada as tedious but “worth it” upon his return yesterday.
The cross-strait representative office bill should not be passed today if equal visitation rights are not included in the proposal, said main opposition party legislators yesterday.
Scholars from Taiwan and China called yesterday for cooperation between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on long running territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Ahead of the signing of a service industry trade agreement by cross-strait counterparts this Friday, governing bodies and trade associations yesterday staged a seminar, in an attempt to explain the purpose of the deal to the public.
A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by an unidentified merchant vessel off the port of Keelung yesterday and all six of its crew have been rescued, officials said that day.
Prosecutors indicted a woman surnamed Lu yesterday for forceful entry, intimidation and damages after she was arrested for allegedly slapping and kicking a foreign male student from Switzerland over a one-night stand.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested 13 people on suspicion of running a loan-sharking operation in Taoyuan, officials said yesterday.
Former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez will soon end his brief but productive baseball journey in Taiwan after playing in the country's professional baseball league for just under three months, the EDA Rhinos announced yesterday.