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Activists demand climate action from government

By Lin Chia-nan

A coalition of environmental and Aboriginal campaigners yesterday staged a climate emergency demonstration in Taipei, calling on the government to hold a national conference to propose concrete climate action. The march was mainly organized by the Air Clean Taiwan (ACT) to echo worldwide movements inspired byFULL STORY

Taiwanese wins top international award for 5G research

By Lin Chia-nan

Huang Min-yu (黃敏祐), 27, last week became the first Taiwanese to win the US-based Marconi Society’s Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for his 5G communication research breakthrough. Huang, a doctoral candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, obtained his bachelor’s degree through National TsingFULL STORY

Rice growers to receive aid after heavy rain

By Su Fu-nan and Jonathan Chin

The Council of Agriculture is to pay subsidies to Kaohsiung rice growers whose crops were damaged by Monday’s heavy rains. The rains soaked the crops before they could be harvested, resulting in serious financial losses, Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) told a news conferenceFULL STORY

Court sentences men for tying up women, burglary

By Jason Pan

The New Taipei City District Court yesterday sentenced a man and his Vietnamese employee for breaking into a New Taipei City home and tying up a mother and daughter. As he had also taken naked photographs of the mother, the 52-year-old owner of a plastics fabricationFULL STORY

Children under two should not be given benzocaine: FDA

Children under the age of two should not, under any circumstances, be given drugs containing the numbing agent benzocaine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. In a news release on Monday, the FDA cited a discovery by authorities in the US that children under theFULL STORY

President lauds start of warship mass production

By Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung

The commencement of mass production of the nation’s Tuojiang-class frigates and high-speed minelayers yesterday symbolizes the government’s commitment to building an indigenous shipbuilding program and boosting national defense, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday. Presiding over a commencement ceremony at Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co in YilanFULL STORY

Code revision provides basis for travel ban

By Sean Lin

Lawmakers yesterday amended the Code of Criminal Procedure (刑事訴訟法) to provide a legal basis for travel restrictions, which were previously enforced on the basis of rules governing limitation of the residence of a person of interest. The amendment added a chapter titled “restrictions on departures,” whichFULL STORY

Lai defends primary poll proposal

By Jason Pan

Former premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday said he had presented a new proposal for dealing with public surveys for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primary, because it is a “winning strategy” that could forge party unity and pave the way to victory in nextFULL STORY

Trust in judiciary, press freedom declining: survey

By Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jake Chung

Public trust in the judiciary is low, while freedom of the press and speech is deteriorating, a survey released on Thursday showed. The poll, commissioned by the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) National Policy Foundation, found that 69.1 percent of respondents did not trust the judiciary againstFULL STORY

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong bookseller calls for culture change

By Yang Yuan-ting and Jonathan Chin

“I had no choice but to flee to Taiwan,” former Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei (林榮基) said in an interview with the Chinese-language Liberty Times (the sister newspaper of the Taipei Times) in Taipei on May 13. Lam, who in 2015 disappeared into Chinese custodyFULL STORY

Students win with ice cream recipe

By Su Meng-chuan and Sherry Hsiao

Four senior-high school students on May 10 won a national student creativity award for developing an ice cream made from egg yolks and snow fungus. Lo Ya-hsuan (羅亞萱), Chou En-mei (周恩美), Tseng Mei-ling (曾玫綾) and Chen Yu-wen (陳昱妏), who are third-year students at Ming-Der Senior HighFULL STORY

Taipei schools lag in pets survey

By Huang Hsin-po and Sherry Hsiao

For the fourth consecutive year, Taipei has had the fewest schools with adopted dogs or cats among the six special municipalities, the Taiwan Animal Protection Monitor Network said on Tuesday. Nationwide, 282 elementary, junior-high or high schools, or 7.3 percent, have adopted dogs or cats, aFULL STORY

Court adds NT$2m to affair settlement

By Wen Yu-te and Jake Chung

The Taipei District Court has ordered a Japanese man surnamed Sato to pay an additional NT$2 million (US$63,452) in compensation to a man surnamed Chang (張) for having an affair with Chang’s wife, surnamed Lien (連). Court records showed that Chang became suspicious after his wifeFULL STORY

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