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Thursday, September 3, 2015
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday urged Chinese mainland authorities to publicly admit that it was the Nationalist government, instead of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), that led to the ultimate victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War that ended 70 years ago.
Taiwan Tour Bus upgraded with 4 languages, free Wi-Fi
The Taiwan Tour Bus (台灣觀巴) fleet has been upgraded to a smart-travel model by incorporating multi-language services, free Wi-Fi and an increase to more than 100 travel routes, the Tourism Bureau announced, yesterday.
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A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Yilan County at 11:03 a.m. yesterday, the third in a series of shallow temblors that struck the northeastern county within an hour, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (金管會) chairman had harsh words for the insurance industry yesterday, saying it was the worst offender in the financial sector that fails to prize innovation and instead competes with price-cutting.
Shares in Taiwan recovered from early losses on Wednesday to close above the 8,000-point mark, with the government apparently stepping in to limit the impact of an overnight fall on Wall Street caused by worries over mainland China's economy, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.082 to close at NT$32.762, after Taiwan's central bank propped up the greenback late in the session, dealers said.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday that Taiwan's semiconductor sector will record a higher growth rate than the global industry this year and contribute significantly to the domestic economy.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Court acquits man  after controversial death penalty case
A defendant in a controversial death penalty case was declared innocent after his ninth appeal yesterday, exactly 20 years after his alleged crime.
Lien touts past war cooperation in Xi meeting
Former Vice-President Lien Chan highlighted the role of Nationalists and Communists in fighting Japan 70 years ago, during a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping yesterday in Beijing.
Descendants of three former U.S. presidents said yesterday that they have not received invitations to participate in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing.
  
  
  
  
  
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