President to continue reforms in response to approval rating slip

President to continue reforms in response to approval rating slip

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will continue reforms to meet the public expectations of her government, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said Saturday. “The government will continue and speed up reforms to live up to the expectations of the people,”...
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Military personnel jailed for spying to lose pensions

Military personnel jailed for spying to lose pensions

Military personnel will have their pensions revoked if they are jailed for national security or state secret offenses, according to an amendment that cleared the Legislative Yuan on Friday. The amendment to the Act of Military Service for Officers and...
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Legislature to hold public hearings on same-sex marriage bill

Legislature to hold public hearings on same-sex marriage bill

The legislative caucuses of the major political parties reached an agreement Thursday evening to hold two public hearings before continuing their deliberation of proposed amendments to the Civil Code to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The decision came a...
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ASE-SPIL holding company approved by FTC

ASE-SPIL holding company approved by FTC

The top two integrated circuit packaging and testing services providers in Taiwan, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE,日月光) and Siliconware Precision Industries Co. (SPIL, 矽品), have gained government approval to create a joint holding compan...
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Over 70% protest food from radiation-affected Japan: poll

Over 70% protest food from radiation-affected Japan: poll

More than 70 percent of polled respondents opposed the import of food products from five radiation-affected prefectures in Japan in a public opinion poll published by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Tuesday. The KMT said that 74.6 percent of those...
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Mayor admits he spoke ‘too soon’ regarding MRT monthly pass (update)

Mayor admits he spoke ‘too soon’ regarding MRT monthly pass (update)

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) admitted Monday that he spoke too soon in announcing a plan to issue a NT$2,500 monthly pass for unlimited use of Taipei’s subway system. The new policy, which Ko said would take effect Jan. 1...
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Kenyan runners sweep Penghu marathon

Kenyan runners sweep Penghu marathon

Kenyan runners dominated the 2016 Penghu FAT Marathon Sunday, taking the top three places in both the men and women’s categories, while Taiwan’s best performance was a fourth place finish by Huang Su-o (黃素娥) in the women’s race. Cosmas ...
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Formosa Petrochemical to cut fuel prices next week

Formosa Petrochemical to cut fuel prices next week

Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (台塑石化), a privately owned fuel supplier, said Saturday that it will lower its gasoline and diesel prices next week in the wake of a decline in international crude oil prices this week. Crude oil prices have been...
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