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DPP might win at fishery association

By Chen Wei-han

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is expected to take over a key position at the National Fishermen’s Association (NFA) from the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), a source said yesterday. DPP-nominated Hsu Te-hsiang (許德祥), a former president of the Taiwan Provincial Fishermen’s Association (TPFA) — now theFULL STORY

Ex-lawmaker Chiu Yi pans DPP over vandalism

By Stacy Hsu

Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmaker Chiu Yi (邱毅) yesterday criticized the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government’s handling of two cases of vandalism against statues and urged the candidates in the KMT’s chairperson election to refrain from trying to appease supporters of the pan-green andFULL STORY

INTERVIEW: NCC chief focuses on encouraging quality programming

Liberty Times (LT): The National Communications Commission (NCC) has required the nation’s TV stations to broadcast at least 70 percent original programming, with heavy penalties for non-compliance. The measure has prompted Chinese Television System (CTS) to change the way it produces its programs. Can youFULL STORY

Hung dismisses low valid signatures, eyes election

By Stacy Hsu

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday downplayed the low number of valid signatures she collected for the May 20 party chairperson election, saying the only figure that matters is the number of votes she would receive on election day. Hung made the remarksFULL STORY

Vietnam hoping for rise in Taiwanese investment: envoy

The Vietnamese government hopes that Taiwan’s “new southbound policy” will increase Taiwanese investments in the nation as it boosts infrastructure development to support economic growth, Vietnam’s representative to Taiwan said. The policy is mutually beneficial, Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei Representative Tran DuyFULL STORY

Minister to skip Koxinga ritual

By Chen Yu-fu and Jonathan Chin

Breaking with 54 years of tradition, the central government will not send the interior minister to preside over an annual ritual memorializing Koxinga in Tainan, the Ministry of the Interior said, citing the nation’s autonomy and cultural pluralism in its decision. Koxinga, also known as ChengFULL STORY

Northern water rationing may end

Water Resources Agency officials are to meet on Friday to decide whether to lift first-stage water rationing in northern Taiwan following heavy rainfall, the agency said yesterday. A weather front and strengthening northeasterly winds on Friday brought heavy rains to the north, which spread to theFULL STORY

Reflux disease is up: doctor

By Lee I-chia

The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease has significantly increased in the past two decades, and is more common in middle-aged people, mainly due to work-related stress, eating disorders and excessive secretion of stomach acid, a physician said. About 60 percent of gastroesophageal reflux disease patients inFULL STORY

Investor visa holder to be deported for working as ‘intern’

A Vietnamese woman who received a resident visa for investing in Taiwan is to be deported after she was found to be working as an “intern” at a dumpling store. Immigration and labor officials said the woman, Nguyen Thi Luyen, was found in uniform making dumplingsFULL STORY

Police arrest suspects in online dating fraud ring

Taichung police on Tuesday raided an organization that allegedly specialized in swindling money from female customers of a Chinese dating Web site. Seven suspects, including a man surnamed Lin (林), believed to be the head of the telecommunications fraud ring, were arrested on Tuesday during theFULL STORY

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