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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) posted a slim profit for 2014, ending three consecutive annual losses on an improved margin and cost cuts, the company said Wednesday.
Taiwan Mobile Co. (台灣大哥大), the country's second-largest mobile provider, said Wednesday that it is unlikely to cancel its unlimited data plans for its fourth-generation (4G) mobile network in 2015.
Questions over who will helm the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket in 2016 continued as Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) hinted at a possible run for the office, during a radio interview yesterday. Hung also urged the party to take a stronger stance in relation to the rising popularity of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Recent comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) indicate that China's bottom line ahead of Taiwan's 2016 presidential election is “one China,” a senior official at an American think tank said on Tuesday.
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China has expressed approval of an idea from former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) of Taiwan to hold a cross Taiwan Strait forum in Kinmen, based on the approach of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA, 博鰲論壇), according to China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokeswoman Fan Liqing (范麗青).
The sinking of a research ship off the coast of Taiwan's Penghu Island late last year was due to human error, the Maritime and Port Bureau (航港局) said Wednesday.
Taiwan -- Human error caused sinking of research vessel
There were 1,673 new cervical cancer patients in Taiwan in 2011 and 681 deaths due to the disease, which equates to more than 4 women being diagnosed with cervical cancer every day in Taiwan, according to the Health Promotion Administration's (HPA) cancer registration report from 2011.
Lisa Ono, a popular Japanese-Brazilian bossa nova singer, is scheduled to perform in Taipei on April 26.
A suspect surnamed Chang has recently been questioned by prosecutors over her alleged involvement in an apartment rental scam, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said.
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Taiwan is set to launch a program to help one of its diplomatic allies, the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to conserve native plants there and maintain its biodiversity, a government-funded agency responsible for the project said Wednesday.
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