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Tsai has failed workers: groups

By Ann Maxon

A coalition of labor rights groups accused President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of failing to deliver on her campaign promises to workers at a protest yesterday morning as Tsai marked the second anniversary of her inauguration. About 40 protesters rallied outside the Presidential Office Building on KetagalanFULL STORY

Health minister awarded public health honor

By Lee I-chia

The World Federation of Public Health Associations on Saturday named Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as “Diplomat of the Global Charter.” As Taiwan has not received an official invitation to attend this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), the nation’s “WHA Action Team” delegation,FULL STORY

IOC refuses change in Taiwan’s name at Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has informed Taiwan that it would not approve any change to the name it uses to participate in the Olympic Games, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) secretary-general Shen Yi-ting (沈依婷) said on Saturday. Shen made the announcement a day after IOCFULL STORY

Taiwan to stick to ‘status quo’: source

By Chung Li-hua

The nation would continue to abide by its cross-strait policy of maintaining the “status quo” even as Beijing exerts greater pressure by stealing away Taiwan’s allies and barring the nation from participating in this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, an anonymous sourceFULL STORY

INTERVIEW: System is confidential, professional, not ‘defanged’

Liberty Times (LT): There are those who suggest that the prosecutor-general is “defanged” without the now-defunct Special Investigation Division. What are your thoughts on this issue? Chiang Hui-ming (江惠民): I am not prone to such broad extrapolations, and would rather focus on the overall system. The publicFULL STORY

People suffering heart attacks at younger ages

By Wu Liang-i and William Hetherington

The average age at which people have a heart attack is falling, due to poor dietary habits, lack of exercise and ignorance about cholesterol and blood lipids, a Tainan doctor said. Over the past decade, about 80 percent of emergency room patients aged 35 toFULL STORY

Last snake-only shop closes on Huaxi Street

By Yang Hsin-hui

The last snake restaurant in Taipei’s Huaxi Street Night Market (華西街觀光夜市), also known as “Snake Alley,” is to close today, with second-generation owner Kuo Yi-chien (郭懿堅) saying the shop is to be converted into a hot pot restaurant. Six decades ago, Huaxi Street in the city’sFULL STORY

Overseas nationals increasingly coming to Taiwan to study

More overseas Taiwanese students living in Southeast Asia have been returning to Taiwan for vocational education since the government implemented its New Southbound Policy, which encourages cultural and talent exchanges with the region, Overseas Community Affairs Council Minister Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興) said yesterday. The number ofFULL STORY

‘To rely on others is to invite disaster,’ founder of band for disabled kids says

By Huang Shu-li and Jake Chung

More than a decade ago, teacher Wu Chiang-ming (吳江明), now retired at 56, began a project in Yunlin County’s Dounan Township (斗南) to harness disabled children’s musical skills to provide them with other career choices than working at massage parlors or stands. When she was stillFULL STORY

Wu to mediate Ting-Lien feud2018-05-20

By Stacy Hsu

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday pledged to mediate between KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) and the party’s Central Committee member Sean Lien (連勝文), whose relationship has been plagued by a years-long feud that could cost Ting the support ofFULL STORY

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