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KMT says Tsai hurt tourism in Hualien

By Stacy Hsu

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday urged Hualien County residents to vote against the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate in the by-election for Hualien mayor, saying it would serve as a vote of confidence in President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration, which it said has devastatedFULL STORY

MOFA releases vice president’s Vatican itinerary

By Stacy Hsu

Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) is set to embark on his second state visit early next month, this time to the Vatican, the nation’s only European diplomatic ally, where he is scheduled to attend the canonization of Mother Teresa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)FULL STORY

INTERVIEW: Intercity forum befits China agenda: academic

By Ho Shih-chang and Jonathan Chin

The Taipei-Shanghai forum being held in Taipei this week is an information-gathering exercise for Beijing to benefit its cross-strait policy, said Kou Chien-wen (寇健文), a professor of political science at National Chengchi University’s Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies. Sha Hailin (沙海林), director of the ShanghaiFULL STORY

Taiwan demands compensation for ‘comfort women’

By Lu Yin-hsuan and Jake Chung

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded that the Japanese government begin discussions with Taiwan on reparations for “comfort women” following the Japanese Cabinet’s approval yesterday of ¥1 billion (US$9.98 million) for the South Korean Reconciliation and Healing Foundation. The Japanese government is to use reserveFULL STORY

China, Hong Kong and Vietnam boycott stamp collecting exhibition in Taipei

By Shelley Shan

Postal companies in China, Hong Kong and Vietnam will not attend the PhilaTaipei World Stamp Championship Exhibition in Taipei because of stalled cross-strait relations and sovereignty disputes over islands in the South China Sea, Chunghwa Post said yesterday. The exhibition, which is to be heldFULL STORY

Taiwan to push for TPP participation, Tsai said

Taiwan will continue to seek participation in the second round of negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting with US representatives Robert Pittenger and Randy Hultgren at the Presidential Office, Tsai said that Taiwan’sFULL STORY

Beitou needs help from gamers: TSU

By Sean Lin

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Taipei City Councilor Chen Chien-ming (陳建銘) yesterday urged the city government to step up efforts to address traffic and environmental problems caused by the popular mobile phone game Pokemon Go in Beitou District (北投). Beitou Park has become a popular destination forFULL STORY

Protesters urge ban on student internship fees

By Abraham Gerber

Protesters outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei yesterday urged a ban on universities collecting fees from students working full time in off-campus internships and reiterated calls for increased public subsidies to cover budget shortfalls at universities. A handful of Alliance Against the Commercialization of Education studentFULL STORY

Bureau sets up unit to fight international fraud

The Criminal Investigation Bureau yesterday opened a new unit dedicated to combating fraud at home and abroad. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said the establishment of the intergovernment agency unit was a demonstration of the government’s resolve to fightFULL STORY

Former Mets pitcher Figueroa recalls time in Taiwan

Former New York Mets pitcher Nelson Figueroa, who spent two years playing for the Uni-President Lions, on Tuesday recalled his time in Taiwan and urged his fellow Americans to visit the nation for its tasty food and scenic views. At a news conference in New YorkFULL STORY

Campaigners call for urban renewal regulation changes

By Abraham Gerber

Urban renewal regulations should be revised to clearly define public interests, restrictions on the use of forced demolitions and provide new mediums for conflict resolution, rights campaigners said yesterday at a public meeting hosted by the Construction and Planning Agency. “Merely tacking on the label ‘improvingFULL STORY

Southbound education policy unveiled

By Rachel Lin and Jake Chung

As part of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “new southbound policy,” the Ministry of Education is to provide educational funding for second-generation immigrants, allocate more scholarships for foreign students and encourage museums in Southeast Asia to exhibit the collections of Taiwanese museums. The “new southbound policy” aimsFULL STORY

Ministry of Health and Welfare drafts drug-shortage bill

By Lee I-chia

The Ministry of Health and Welfare yesterday announced a draft amendment to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (藥事法), that would require drug companies to give the ministry advance warning if stocks are running low on any of 968 “essential” medicines. According to the WHO, essential drugs areFULL STORY

Proton therapy shrinks liver cancer in woman

By Lee I-chia

Two malignant tumors were detected in the liver of an 84-year-old woman, whose physical condition did not allow for surgery, but the cancer is now under control after she received proton therapy. The woman, who has chronic hepatitis C and a history of strokes, had receivedFULL STORY

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