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Chu, Wang register for presidential poll

By Stacy Hsu

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and his running mate, former Council of Labor Affairs minister Jennifer Wang (王如玄), yesterday officially registered their ticket at the Central Election Commission, as labor activists demonstrated outside. Chu and Wang, accompanied by KMT Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuanFULL STORY

Minister’s role in EBC bid not a conflict: NCC

By Shelley Shan

The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said that its interaction with minister-without-portfolio Jacyln Tsai (蔡玉玲) — an attorney who heads a law firm that provides legal assistance to DMG Entertainment — has always been based on the law and professionalism, adding that the relationship wouldFULL STORY

No court case for Chu, Lee over Hung’s replacement

The Taiwan High Prosecutors’ Office on Wednesday dismissed a request to review a ruling by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office not to prosecute Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) and KMT Secretary-General Lee Shu-chuan (李四川) over alleged violations of an election-related laws inFULL STORY

DPP offers rewards for vote-buying tip-offs

By Alison Hsiao

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday said that it is working with private investigators in order to curb vote-buying and to end “black money” politics, as it offered a rewards — up to a total of NT$10 million (US$306,307) — for information leading to vote-buyingFULL STORY

Alliance, TSU at-large nominees register as candidates

By Abraham Gerber

At-large legislative nominees for the Green Party-Social Democratic Party (SDP) Alliance yesterday rallied outside the Central Election Commission in Taipei before going inside to register their candidacies, promising to “tear apart” financial interests that they said dominate the Legislative Yuan. The six candidates stood in frontFULL STORY

NPP candidate registers for Hsinchu seat race

By Abraham Gerber

New Power Party (NPP) legislative candidate Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) yesterday registered his candidacy for the Hsinchu district seat, following the failure of efforts to “integrate” with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘). “We showed a huge amount of good faith by putting out theFULL STORY

Ko questions use of nation’s flag in Islamic State video

After the Republic of China flag was one of the flags shown on a new video released by the Islamic State (IS) group, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said he wondered what put Taiwan is on group’s radar. He also criticized the US’ mentioning ofFULL STORY

E Ink fined over illegal workers

By Sean Lin

The Taipei Department of Labor yesterday said that it had fined technological firm E Ink Holdings Inc (元太科技) a total of NT$1.5 million (US$45,946) for hiring foreign factory workers and illegally using them as house servants for the firm’s executive staff. Department Commissioner Lai Hsiang-ling (賴香伶)FULL STORY

Man dies on EVA flight to Jakarta

By Shelley Shan

A 25-year-old Taiwanese man yesterday morning died suddenly on an EVA Airways (長榮航空) flight to Jakarta, the Taiwanese airline said. EVA officials said the flight took off from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 9:05am and the male passenger lost consciousness at about 11am. Flight attendants askedFULL STORY

Guide dog retires with academic cap honor

By Wu Po-hsuan and Jonathan Chin

The guide dog of a visually impaired staff member at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) yesterday was the honored guest at an award ceremony held by the university to celebrate the dog’s retirement. The award ceremony for nine-year-old Labrador, Tasi (塔希), organized byFULL STORY

NHI for PRC students to be reviewed

By Huang Yi-ching and Jake Chung

The Legislative Yuan is to discuss legal amendments to Article 22 of the Act Governing the Relations Between the Peoples of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (兩岸人民關係條例) that would see Chinese students given 40 percent medical coverage through the National Health Insurance (NHI)FULL STORY

Real-time online bus information launched in Taipei

By Sean Lin

The Taipei and New Taipei City governments yesterday launched a bus service information Web site, which offers users real-time information on incoming bus services at more than 11,000 bus stops across the greater Taipei region. The site can be displayed in both Chinese and English, whichFULL STORY

Taobao said to sell fake museum items

By Yang Yuan-ting, Jake Chung and Jonathan Chin

As many as 240,000 pieces of suspected counterfeit merchandise that infringe on the intellectual property of the National Palace Museum have been discovered on the Chinese online marketplace Taobao. The museum has demanded that Taobao withdraw from its Web site 32 products that are confirmed toFULL STORY

‘Mercy release’ in Chiayi generates fishing frenzy

By Lin Yi-chang and Jonathan Chin

A mass “mercy release” of Acanthopagrus schlegelii (blackhead seabream) on Saturday by an unnamed religious group led to a free-for-all by anglers at Fishing Harbor No. 3 of Chiayi County’s Budai Township (布袋). A “mercy release,” or fang sheng, refers to the release of captive animalsFULL STORY

Taiwanese director wins film award

Animation director Chi Po-chou (紀柏舟) won the Best Director award for his film Rescue at the Asian Youth Animation and Comic Contest, which was held from Friday to Sunday in Guiyang, China. The film was the only award-winning animation work from Taiwan among the 20,000 entriesFULL STORY

Traditional stores close as rents rise

By Hsiao Ting-fang and Jonathan Chin

A century-old traditional herbal medicine store on Taipei’s Dihua Street (迪化) has closed because of high rent as cultural and creative industry stores drive the district’s rent up, the district business association said. The traditional apothecary and local architectural landmark AS Watson and Co (屈臣氏大藥房) wasFULL STORY

Palliative care reforms show strong support

A survey conducted by the Taipei-based Consumers’ Foundation released on Tuesday has found that 95 percent of respondents support signing a document indicating their wish for palliative care if they suffer serious incurable illness, while 97 percent support legal immunity for physicians if they provideFULL STORY

Bollywood stars to shoot Tourism Bureau calender

The Tourism Bureau has invited 15 Bollywood actors to take part in a photography shoot at famous scenic locations in Taiwan for a calendar that is to be used to help attract Bollywood filmmakers to the country, a bureau official said on Tuesday. Bollywood celebritiesFULL STORY

Taiwan News Quick Take

AVIATION Police stop Thai tourist Police at the Taoyuan Taiwan International Airport yesterday caught a Thai tourist trying to transport six gas canisters with a total capacity of 2.46 liters. The Aviation Police Bureau said that the female tourist, who was scheduled to board a China AirlinesFULL STORY

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