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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Renowned London-based weekly magazine Times Higher Education (THE) today published the 2015 "Times Higher Education 100 Under 50" rankings, showing that Taiwan has lost its status as the number one Asian nation in terms of representative numbers.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale shook Eastern Taiwan at 4:19 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Taiwan -- TAIEX ends below 9,900 points, electronics shares slide
Shares in Taiwan ended below the 9,900-point mark Wednesday as the bellwether electronics sector came under pressure on worse-than-expected first quarter results and disappointing outlooks for the second quarter, dealers said.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Taiwan -- Water cuts in Kaohsiung  Tue., Wed. starting May 5
Kaohsiung will face water restrictions every Tuesday and Wednesday as the scheduled phase-three rationing kicks in on May 5.
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Taiwan's military is on standby and will be ready to dispatch its C-130 transport aircraft to airlift supplies to Nepal in areas devastated by earthquake, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
The Red Cross Society of the R.O.C. (中華民國紅十字會總會) suspended its Facebook page yesterday amid calls to avoid giving donations to the organization from netizens who accused it of deducting large amounts of contributions to cover administrative costs.
Taiwan -- Taiwanese rescue, medical team departs for quake-hit Nepal
Dozens of Taiwanese rescuers, medical staff and charity group members departed for Nepal on Tuesday afternoon to help the Himalayan country recover from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake last weekend that has left thousands dead.
Farglory (遠雄集團) compared the Taipei City Government to the "Islamic State" (IS) yesterday in a report submitted to the municipality over recent safety concerns regarding the Taipei Dome.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently reiterated Washington's commitment to helping Taiwan defend itself under the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and also commended a peace initiative proposed by President Ma Ying-jeou to address territorial disputes in the region.
The Agency Against Corruption (AAC, 廉政署) yesterday revealed that Yang Jun-yuan (楊俊源), an official of the Taipei Customs of Customs Administration (關務署臺北關), and Chang En-shuo (張恩碩), an official of the Taoyuan City Department of Public Health (桃園市衛生局), have allegedly been covering up for merchants smuggling tainted food products from Japan and Thailand into Taiwan.
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