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Saturday, January 31, 2015
In light of newly elected Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu's (朱立倫) substantial personnel reform measures, several senior party employees have reportedly voiced their resentment toward Chu's persistence in making changes without providing them with alternative occupational arrangements.
Taiwan -- Stiffer water rates planned for next year
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) announced yesterday that it will impose higher water rates on users whose water consumption is more than 1,000 cubic meters starting next year.
Parts of northern Taiwan already subject to water rationing will likely face further water supply restrictions after the Lunar New Year holiday if the catchment of the main reservoir serving the area continues to drop amid low rainfall, ..................
Former Chief of the General Staff Admiral Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) yesterday was officially sworn in as the R.O.C.'s new defense minister, replacing his predecessor Yen Ming (嚴明)
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was noticeably upset yesterday at his first Taipei City Traffic Report Meeting.
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Taiwan's economy grew 3.51 percent last year, slightly above the government's earlier forecast of 3.43 percent, according to an advance estimate released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) Friday.
A Malaysian woman was killed Friday when she fell into a valley while climbing Taiwan's second highest mountain Hsuehshan, also known as Snow Mountain, the Taichung City Fire Bureau said.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Friday to heighten vigilance for rubella as more cases have been confirmed of the highly contagious disease around the world.
A Japanese lawmaker is scheduled to visit Taiwan later this week to learn more about the country's agricultural product promotion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) issued a travel alert Friday warning Taiwanese against visiting parts of Indonesia's East Java Province that have been struck by a dengue fever outbreak.
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