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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Special Investigation Division (SID, 特別偵查組) of the Supreme Prosecutors Office yesterday commanded the Northern Mobile Division of the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau to conduct an investigation on the Singfor Life (幸福人壽) insurance company.
The first stage of the implementation of the Water Pollution Control Fee Collection Regulation (水汙染防治收費辦法) will begin on May 1 by focusing on collecting fees for industrial effluent and industrial park sewage systems, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署) yesterday.
Kuomintang (KMT) chairman and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) reiterated that he would serve out the remainder of his mayoral term yesterday, implying that he would not run in the 2016 presidential election. Chu was responding to questions from New Taipei City councilors representing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Kuomintang (KMT) politicians fired back at the opposition Democratic Progressive Party on the issue of reforming the nation's semi-presidential system and introducing a parliamentary system, yesterday. Responding to Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) remarks Monday that “a parliamentary system has no space to exist,” KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said that constitutional reform should not be held ransom to the interests of one individual or political party.
More than 80 percent of Taipei residents approve of the performance of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) after his first 100 days in office, a new survey has found.
The Executive Yuan on April 4 will table an the amendment to the Act Governing Issuance of Electronic Stored Value Cards (電子票證發行管理條例), which enables the EasyCard to sideline third-party payments.
Taiwanese boxer Chen Nien-chin, who has kept up an impressive streak of wins since 2013, vowed Tuesday to defend her title in the upcoming biennial International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women's Junior and Youth World Boxing Championships in Taiwan.
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People using Taipei City's bicycle rental service will be charged a small fee for the first half an hour, starting Wednesday, but the fees for periods of more than 30 minutes will remain the same, the city said Tuesday.
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The Finance Ministry (財政部) released its first formal statement yesterday on Taiwan's approach to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行), in the wake of opposition party claims that President Ma Ying-jeou made a unilateral decision to apply for membership.
The United States respects Taiwan's decision to apply to join the proposed China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday, but added that the U.S. is not considering joining.
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