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Saturday, October 10, 2015
'Will respect Party's decision,' texts Hung
"I will respect the Central Standing Committee's (CSC, 中常會) decision," wrote the current Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) presidential candidate, Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), in a text message to KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday.
Tsai visits Japan's Cabinet Office
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman and presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), visited the Cabinet Office building (內閣廳府廳舍) in Japan yesterday, nearing the end of her four-day "friendship tour."
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is planning to form a new Information and Electronic Warfare Command headquarters within Taiwan's military to counter future cyberattacks if the party wins the presidential election next January, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
The Council of Agriculture's (COA, 農委會) Fisheries Agency confirmed on Friday that a Pingtung-registered fishing boat had violated the shark fin harvesting laws, as claimed by Greenpeace.
Traffic was slow on some major freeways on the first day of the Oct. 9-11 National Day weekend, despite rainfall and traffic controls.
Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman and presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will attend the National Day ceremony Saturday, leading a contingent of 23 DPP elected officials and ranking party members, a DPP spokesman said Friday.
iPhone buyers line up for hours as new models hit stores
Apple Inc.'s new smartphone models -- the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus -- went on sale in Taiwan early Friday, drawing long lines of customers who had been waiting for many hours in front of electronics retailers and telecom stores.
Northern and Northeastern Taiwan saw heavy rain yesterday, the start of a three-day weekend, and the Central Weather Bureau said good weather would not set in until Sunday.
One angler has drowned and two others remain missing after they were swept into the sea by heavy waves on Taiwan's northeastern coast, the New Taipei Fire Department said Friday.
Taiwanese golfer Yani Tseng (曾雅妮) recovered from a terrible start in the second round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 and end the day tied for third in the US$2 million tournament.
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