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KMT, DPP agree to threshold change

By Alison Hsiao

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are aligned on the lowering of the electoral threshold for small parties to secure representation in the legislature, but the KMT yesterday voiced concern that small parties could, under current rules, obstruct legislative proceedings. TheFULL STORY

Top FIFA officials arrested by Swiss

The dawn detention of several Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) leaders and a corruption raid on its headquarters yesterday rocked world soccer’s governing body two days before its president, Sepp Blatter, seeks a new term. A FIFA vice president was among seven people arrested atFULL STORY

Economy likely to weaken: NDC

By Crystal Hsu

The government’s business monitoring system slipped to the “blue” zone last month, affirming that the nation’s export-reliant economy is weakening, with the pace of the slowdown likely to worsen in the current quarter, the National Development Council (NDC) said yesterday. “Blue” indicates a listless economic state.FULL STORY

Chu rules out changes to KMT’s primary process

By Shih Hsiu-chuan

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday rejected the idea that the party ignore its primary system and draft a candidate to run in next year’s presidential election, party spokesperson Lin Yi-hua (林奕華) said. KMT Legislator Lu Hsueh-chang (呂學樟) and other KMT Central StandingFULL STORY

Japanese nuclear regulator OKs first reactors to restart

Japan yesterday cleared the way for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in two-and-a-half decades led to the shutdown of all the country’s reactors and fueled public opposition to the industry. Regulators said Kyushu Electric Power Co’s two-reactor SendaiFULL STORY

Ma touts South China Sea peace plan2015-05-27

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday called for putting aside differences and promoting the joint development of resources in a “South China Sea peace initiative.” In an address to an International Law Association and American Society of International Law Asia-Pacific Research Forum in Taipei, Ma saidFULL STORY

China’s State Council releases defense paper2015-05-27

China yesterday outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach and held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing’s maritime ambitions. In a policy document issued by the State Council, China vowedFULL STORY

DPP proposes cyberarmy in its defense ‘blue’ paper2015-05-27

By Jason Pan

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) released its defense policy paper yesterday, proposing to establish a cyberarmy as the fourth branch of the armed forces, along with focused investment and government support to develop the nation’s defense industry. Other key recommendations in the 2015 Defense Policy BlueFULL STORY

Two New Taipei City police officers held, two bailed in corruption probe2015-05-27

By Jason Pan

Two senior New Taipei City police officers yesterday were detained incommunicado and two more were released on bail after being questioned over allegations of involvement in loan sharking and illegally confiscating private property. Prosecutors detained Criminal Investigation Division senior specialist Chang Ming-wei (張明偉) and Haishan PrecinctFULL STORY

Chinese physicist says nuclear plant expansion ‘insane’2015-05-27

China’s plans for a rapid expansion of nuclear power plants are “insane” because the country is not investing enough in safety controls, a leading Chinese scientist has said. Proposals to build plants inland, as China ends a moratorium on new generators imposed after the Fukushima Dai-ichiFULL STORY

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