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Revolutionary commander honored with wax statue - World News
Revolutionary commander honored with wax statue 14 days ago
A full-body wax likeness of late military commander Sun Li-jen (孫立人) was unveiled on Saturday at a museum in Pingtung County. It is the first wax statue of the celebrated commander to be made, curators said. The likeness was commiss
Makatao village celebrates yearly night festival -World News
Makatao village celebrates yearly night festival 14 days ago
Makatao villages in Pingtung County concluded their annual Night Festival yesterday, as local government officials joined the Makatao Aboriginal community to review cultural revitalization policies and other government programs outlined for the communit
Egg freezing sees a rapid rise in popularity: doctor -World News
Egg freezing sees a rapid rise in popularity: doctor 14 days ago
The number of women who have their eggs frozen has grown rapidly over the past few years and more women are now opting for the procedure to preserve egg quality rather than for medical needs, a Taipei-based doctor said on Saturday. In 2015, the number o
KMT seeks help to shelve transitional justice legislation -World News
KMT seeks help to shelve transitional justice legislation 14 days ago
The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) National Policy Foundation think tank is today to appeal to the international community regarding what it called an “illegal and unconstitutional” bill on the promotion of transitional justice, in
INTERVIEW: Defense needs quality: military R&D head -World News
INTERVIEW: Defense needs quality: military R&D head 14 days ago
Liberty Times (LT): President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has advocated an independent national defense industry since assuming office. What role does the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology play in independent national defense? Ga
Group protests Cabinet’s labor amendment -World News
Group protests Cabinet’s labor amendment 14 days ago
About 100 protesters yesterday rallied in front of the Executive Yuan in Taipei, performing a comic skit satirizing the Cabinet’s latest draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法). Protesters, mostly stud
DPP to propose revising labor changes -World News
DPP to propose revising labor changes 14 days ago
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus is today to propose a revision to the Cabinet’s latest draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) to clearly define preconditions that would allow employees i
Suspected canine carcasses proving bone of contention -World News
Suspected canine carcasses proving bone of contention 15 days ago
Specialists and government officials are working to determine whether large amounts of animal bones discovered in sacks abandoned by the roadside in Keelung last week are from dogs or pigs. The Keelung Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office is o
Yilan township considers offering artists old homes -World News
Yilan township considers offering artists old homes 15 days ago
The local economy of Yilan County’s Dongshan Township (冬山) could be revitalized and more tourists brought in if owners of old, vacant houses could be persuaded to rent out their homes for public use, the township office said. The tow
AIDS care network to be expanded, CDC says -World News
AIDS care network to be expanded, CDC says 15 days ago
The number of designated hospitals and pharmacies that provide medical care and medicine to HIV and AIDS patients will increase next year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Friday, at a news conference to mark World AIDS day. CDC Director-Ge
‘Pollution scouts’ team up to clean up air in Yingge -World News
‘Pollution scouts’ team up to clean up air in Yingge 15 days ago
Members of an online team of “air pollution scouts” based in New Taipei City’s Yingge District (鶯歌) yesterday held their first formal meeting to discuss how to identify local pollution sources and prompt the local governm
Yearly survey shows 31% earn less than NT$30,000 -World News
Yearly survey shows 31% earn less than NT$30,000 15 days ago
About 31 percent of all workers in Taiwan earned less than NT$30,000 per month this year, falling for the eighth consecutive year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). The agency this week published the resu
Yilan fishermen decry Japanese town wanting to add ‘Senkaku’ to town name -World News
Yilan fishermen decry Japanese town wanting to add ‘Senkaku’ to town name 15 days ago
Yilan County fishermen on Friday expressed their disapproval of a Japanese politician’s intention to include the word “Senkaku” in the official name of the disputed East China Sea islands known as the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚
Weather hinders retrieval of Mirage 2000 black box -World News
Weather hinders retrieval of Mirage 2000 black box 15 days ago
A salvage mission to locate and retrieve the black box of a missing Mirage 2000 fighter jet is to resume next week pending good weather, after poor weather conditions rendered unsuccessful an attempt this week, an unnamed air force official said yesterd
Foundation calls on China to release Lee Ming-che -World News
Foundation calls on China to release Lee Ming-che 15 days ago
The Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Chairman Tien Hung-mao (田弘茂) called on China Friday to release convicted Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) as soon as possible in order not to jeopardize fu
Ko admits asking staffer to post on Derek Chen’s page -World News
Ko admits asking staffer to post on Derek Chen’s page 15 days ago
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday acknowledged that he told a member of his staff to leave a message on Yilan County Acting Commissioner Derek Chen’s (陳金德) Facebook fan page in response to a remark by
New P-3Cs to thwart any submarine attack: military -World News
New P-3Cs to thwart any submarine attack: military 15 days ago
The nation’s fleet of 12 Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft provides Taiwan with an effective deterrent against the growing size and threat of the submarine forces of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the mili
Former president Lee continues to support Mayor Ko -World News
Former president Lee continues to support Mayor Ko 15 days ago
Former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) yesterday expressed continuing support for incumbent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) at a fundraising dinner held by the Taiwan Association of University Professors in Taipei yes
New Party chairman may support Ko’s re-election bid -World News
New Party chairman may support Ko’s re-election bid 15 days ago
New Party Chairman Yok Mu-ming (郁慕明) said he would throw his conditional support behind independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) re-election bid, saying Ko’s cross-strait direction is similar to th
Cabinet urges swift civil servant raises -World News
Cabinet urges swift civil servant raises 15 days ago
The Executive Yuan yesterday called on the Legislative Yuan to swiftly approve a budget plan for a 3 percent pay raise for government employees, public-school teachers and military personnel, adding that delays in passing the proposal would affect about
Taiwan News Quick Take -World News
Taiwan News Quick Take 16 days ago
ASTRONOMY Moon approaching Earth The full moon will be at its largest this year on Dec. 3, when it passes nearest to the Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said. The celestial event will take place at 11:47pm that day, when the moon will be about 350
Keelung agency offers reward after discovering bones -World News
Keelung agency offers reward after discovering bones 16 days ago
The Keelung Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office is offering a NT$100,000 (US$3,330) reward to help solve a mystery — the discovery of more than 100 flour sacks containing large amounts of animal bones that appear to be the remains of 30
Aussies give Taiwania global exposure -World News
Aussies give Taiwania global exposure 16 days ago
The landscape of Qilan Mountain in Yilan County bears an eerie resemblance to Fangorn Forest in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, blanketed in ancient, gigantic trees that have seemingly transcended time. Now a few of those natural wonders, loca
Pole dancers ready to motivate runners -World News
Pole dancers ready to motivate runners 16 days ago
A marathon in Yunlin County’s Huwei Township (虎尾) tomorrow is to feature snacks, beer and pole dancers at the rest stations along its route. The town’s seventh annual marathon is organized by the township office and the Huwei M
Free rides boost Kaohsiung MRT traffic by 10 percent -World News
Free rides boost Kaohsiung MRT traffic by 10 percent 16 days ago
The number of passengers who took the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) during morning peak hours rose more than 10 percent yesterday, the first day the city provided free public transport in an effort to combat air pollution, data released by Kaohsiun