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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday that there is still time before a final selection is made for a high-level radioactive waste storage site in 2038, but said it will definitely take public opinion into consideration, with the holding o fa referendum one of the possible options.
Changhua County has decided to set up a platform to monitor and improve air pollution, in conjunction with neighboring counties.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was blasted Monday by a city councilor for a comment he made regarding the city government's decision to stop hiring full-time teachers at Taipei's elementary schools.
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The Ministry of Education (MOE) added 15 universities in 11 countries to the funding list of its "Taiwan Studies" project on Monday, seeking more international partnerships to promote worldwide research interest in Taiwan.
As temperatures rise around the island, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電,) is set to hike electricity prices in June, resulting in a couple-of-hundred-dollars increase in utility prices on a monthly basis.
The Ministry of Finance (財政部) is seeking legislative clearance for its consolidated land and housing sales tax by mid-June, the finance minister said yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou proposed on Monday that authorities in the Republic of China and Japan work together to trace the origin of false labels found on some food items imported from Japan as a way to resolve a dispute over the R.O.C.'s decision to tighten controls on Japanese food products.
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) apologized and expressed his disappointment in the progress of the Fuzhou Government Housing Project (浮州合宜住宅) during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan yesterday.
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 9,600-point mark Monday as the bellwether electronics sector rallied to stage a rebound before the close.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) stated yesterday that Yuanta Funds applied for index accreditation from the following three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) today (May 14): S&P 500 Index, S&P 500 2X Leverage Index, and S&P 500 Inverse Index.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) announced yesterday that the securities net overbought position by foreign investors was NT$8.71 billion during the week of May 11-May 15.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Hung registers for KMT primary
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday registered for the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary as other party heavyweights shy away from the contest.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commended the historic breakthrough of today's constitutional convention yesterday on Facebook, but also implored legislators to respond to the needs of citizens, and avoid concentrating on "political calculations" and becoming "history's sinners."
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) denies a report he forced a candidate to withdraw from the ruling Kuomintang's primary for the 2016 presidential race through a third party, Presidential Office spokesperson Charles Chen said on Sunday.
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