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Cabinet proposes raising pollution fines by 20 times - World News
Cabinet proposes raising pollution fines by 20 times 1 day ago
The Cabinet is expected to approve this week proposed amendments to the Air Pollution Control Act (空氣汙染防制法) that would impose stricter fuel and emission controls and increase pollution penalties by 20 tim
Officials deny security, personal leaks over e-Gate -World News
Officials deny security, personal leaks over e-Gate 1 day ago
There is no evidence that Taiwanese travelers’ personal information was leaked by allegedly Chinese-made biometric scanners used at the nation’s three international airports, the Ministry of the Interior and the National Immigration Agency s
Transitional Justice: AIT chairman, lawmakers talk about implications of transitional justice act -World News
Transitional Justice: AIT chairman, lawmakers talk about implications of transitional justice act 1 day ago
Visiting American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty went to the Legislative Yuan yesterday, where he appeared interested in a law passed last week to address the legacy of injustices by the former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime.
Transitional Justice: Ex-KMT legislators blast transitional justice law -World News
Transitional Justice: Ex-KMT legislators blast transitional justice law 1 day ago
The Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例) is illegal and unjust, former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators Alex Tsai (蔡正元) and Chiu Yi (邱毅) sa
Transitional Justice: Minister, legislators clash over Chiangs -World News
Transitional Justice: Minister, legislators clash over Chiangs 1 day ago
The examination of past authoritarian rule as part of the transitional justice program should be carried out without commemorating the achievements of former presidents Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經
Dermal filler injection causes woman to go blind -World News
Dermal filler injection causes woman to go blind 2 days ago
A woman in her 40s who had hyaluronic acid injected into her forehead suddenly suffered severe pain and lost all sight in her left eye, local media reported yesterday. The woman received the injection at an aesthetic medical clinic to “plump up&rd
Hackers compete to find solutions for farmers -World News
Hackers compete to find solutions for farmers 2 days ago
The “farm hackathon” held by the Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday came to an end after running for 33 consecutive hours, with 37 teams of hackers competing to find new solutions to problems in the agriculture sector. The contest took p
Taipei police quash nightlife violence -World News
Taipei police quash nightlife violence 2 days ago
Taipei police were busy from Saturday night to early yesterday morning with a number of violent incidents involving crowds at nightclubs in the city’s east end, where scuffles broke out and some vehicles were damaged. Police said they responded to
Social care needs help: Ko -World News
Social care needs help: Ko 2 days ago
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said the Taipei City Government aims to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector to take care of children and elderly people so that workers can go to their jobs w
Subsidy to private facilities panned -World News
Subsidy to private facilities panned 2 days ago
A policy proposed by five of the nation’s six special municipalities to raise subsidies for private childcare facilities has been harshly criticized by some advocacy groups, which say that the move goes against the government’s policy of exp
Lawmakers urge slashing minesweeper project budget -World News
Lawmakers urge slashing minesweeper project budget 2 days ago
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers on Saturday proposed to slash defense budgets allocated to Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co’s (慶富造船) minesweeper program, after the beleaguered contractor missed Friday’s deadl
Malaysia’s Bersih 2.0 wins Taiwan’s democracy award -World News
Malaysia’s Bersih 2.0 wins Taiwan’s democracy award 2 days ago
This year’s Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award was yesterday presented to the Malaysia-based Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections, better known as Bersih 2.0, which said protecting rights and freedoms, and fulfilling promises to the people, a
INTERVIEW: Bersih 2.0 coalition hopes to strengthen its base with award money -World News
INTERVIEW: Bersih 2.0 coalition hopes to strengthen its base with award money 2 days ago
Despite living in a nation overshadowed by ethnic divides and a long-lived, corrupt ruling party that cracks down on activists, representatives of the Malaysia-based Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) showed themselves unfazed, saying t
Aboriginal campaigners plant lilies on 291st day of protest against land policy -World News
Aboriginal campaigners plant lilies on 291st day of protest against land policy 2 days ago
Amis singer Panai Kusui and other campaigners yesterday planted sprouts of Taiwanese indigenous lilies at the 228 Memorial Park in Taipei to mark International Human Rights Day and the 291st day of their campout for the return of traditional Aboriginal
Illiberal democracies rising: RSF -World News
Illiberal democracies rising: RSF 2 days ago
The spread of illiberal democracy across the globe coincides with the rise of populist tendencies in many democratic countries, and countries like Taiwan should maintain a vibrant democratic culture, free press and welfare system to resist it, Reporters
Human Rights Museum to be opened on May 17 -World News
Human Rights Museum to be opened on May 17 2 days ago
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) yesterday announced that a National Human Rights Museum is to be formally founded on May 17 next year in Jingmei Human Rights Memorial and Cultural Park (景美人權ă
No evidence of soy causing elevated cancer risk: FDA -World News
No evidence of soy causing elevated cancer risk: FDA 3 days ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that online rumors that eating soy products increases the risks of premature sexual development and breast cancer are incorrect, as phytoestrogens contained in soy products are very limited. Soy is rich in nut
Survey identifies hot spring resorts with no licenses -World News
Survey identifies hot spring resorts with no licenses 3 days ago
A Consumers’ Foundation survey released on Friday found that 40 percent of hot spring resort owners operated without legal permits, while another seven resorts violated regulations regarding down payments. According to the Hot Spring Act (溫
Pingtung police give traffic light man a girlfriend, write out request for tender -World News
Pingtung police give traffic light man a girlfriend, write out request for tender 3 days ago
The Pingtung County police are inviting bidders for a contract to produce creatively designed crosswalks and traffic lights that would lighten up the wait for pedestrians, it said, adding that it hopes such crossings could be introduced by the end of ne
Train ridership fell 8% last year, report shows -World News
Train ridership fell 8% last year, report shows 3 days ago
The number of passengers traveling on trains operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) last year fell for the second consecutive year, due mainly to a decrease in ridership on Ziqiang and Juguang express services, according to a report releas
True recycling rate lower than published: institute -World News
True recycling rate lower than published: institute 3 days ago
Data published by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) suggest that the nation’s recycling rate last year was 58 percent, but the number is a gross overestimation, as millions of tonnes of trash and electronic waste disposed of by pri
Ko says voting age should be lowered to 18 -World News
Ko says voting age should be lowered to 18 3 days ago
The legal voting age in Taiwan should be lowered to 18 to apply the principle of balancing rights and obligations, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday. He made the remark while attending the University of Taipei’s 50th
KMT ‘determined’ to ensure fairness and objectivity in nominating process -World News
KMT ‘determined’ to ensure fairness and objectivity in nominating process 3 days ago
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday reiterated the party’s determination to ensure fairness and objectivity when nominating candidates for next year’s local elections. This was amid growin
Transitional Justice Act: Wu says act can collect ‘hidden’ records, increase trust -World News
Transitional Justice Act: Wu says act can collect ‘hidden’ records, increase trust 3 days ago
INTERVIEW The Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例), which was passed on Tuesday, is a move toward a mature democracy and not about exacting revenge, Academia Historica director Wu Mi-ch
Transitional Justice Act: Judge law in terms of security act: academics -World News
Transitional Justice Act: Judge law in terms of security act: academics 3 days ago
ANALYSIS The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday passed the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例), whose significance — particularly its role in redressing injustices perpetrated by then-