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Friday, November 21, 2014
Taiwan's top intelligence chief yesterday urged candidates in the nationwide local government elections scheduled for Nov. 29 to wear bulletproof vests to protect themselves from potential assassination attempts.
About 51,000 foreign laborers arrived in Taiwan between January and October, and the total number of foreign workers has risen to over 540,000 as of October, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
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If Taiwan continues to have the same low birth rate as in recent years until 2060, the senior population will be 4.4 times that of children, which could have huge societal consequences, the National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center (CFRC) said yesterday.
National Development Council (國發會) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) said Thursday that his just concluded visit to the United States was a trip to show Taiwan's determination to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the United Nations Nov. 20, 1989, was officially implemented in Taiwan Thursday, the Cabinet announced that day.
An aide to former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) was sentenced to seven years in prison and had his civil rights stripped for five years by the Supreme Court Thursday for accepting bribes while in office, marking the definitive end to a case that has been making its way through the court system for eight years.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public Thursday to avoid traveling to the west African country of Mali amid an increasing number of cases of the deadly Ebola virus reported there.
A large group of sunspots can now be seen with the naked eye from Taiwan and will remain visible until Nov. 27 as solar activity peaks, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) admitted to a verbal pact with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday by saying that the deal was for him to join the DPP magisterial and mayoral alliance to discuss policies if he wins the election.
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Taiwan -- Gov't to turn Keelung into 'Baltimore of Taiwan'
e government yesterday announced a grand plan to give Keelung Harbor a makeover, which will relocate military docks on the east side to make way for a new tourist attraction.
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