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Saturday, April 25, 2015
Taiwan ranked 38th in the 2015 World Happiness Report, up four notches from last year.
Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo, an executive member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), was elected vice president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) in Sochi, Russia Wednesday.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Taiwan -- More tea chains found using tainted leaves
Following the tainted tea scare originating with beverage chain Stornaway, fellow tea chain "50 Lan" (五十嵐) yesterday was accused of having sold over 7,000 kilograms of pesticide-tainted tea leaves by the Taichung Department of Health.
Taiwan -- Cyberbullying led to suicide of 24-year-old entertainer: family
Online bullying led a popular young entertainer to commit suicide two days ago in a tragic case that has brought about massive public debate and government investigation.
Taiwan -- Airport MRT rail runs first public test ride
A rapid transit system linking Taipei with Taiwan's main airport ran its first test ride open to the public yesterday afternoon.
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) would be an essential element in the upcoming elections and the DPP's possible rule, said DPP Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) before paying a visit to Su yesterday.
The Finance Ministry (財政部) yesterday denied the Miaoli County Government's appeal for help with a NT$64.8 billion debt.
The Executive Yuan on Thursday completed a draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act that is aimed at shrinking the work week and allowing two-day weekends for the country's entire workforce.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said that the number of R.O.C. passports reported stolen or lost has continued to drop over the past few years with the introduction of e-passports.
Taiwan expressed regret Thursday over a visit by scores of Japanese lawmakers to a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors its war dead, including executed Japanese World War II war criminals.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Thursday not to ignore symptoms related to dengue fever, as recent statistics show an increasing number of cases that have not sought treatment.
Two Muslim prayer rooms, one for men and the other for women, have been set up at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to meet the religious needs of Muslim patients, the hospital said Thursday.
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President Ma Ying-jeou on Thursday will name four nominees to serve as justices of the Constitutional Court, as the eight-year term of four of the 15 incumbent justices will expire on Sept. 30, said a source close to the president Wednesday.
Taiwan -- James Soong to reveal 2016 plans by summer
James Soong (宋楚瑜), founder of the People First Party, said yesterday that he will make his intentions concerning the 2016 presidential election known between July and August.
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