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Groups slam picks for Judicial Yuan

By Chen Wei-han

Pro-localization groups yesterday held a news conference to urge President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to withdraw her nominations for the Judicial Yuan’s top two posts, saying the nominees’ backgrounds make them incompatible with her administration’s aims of transitional justice and judicial reform. Public Functionary Disciplinary SanctionFULL STORY

Draft report attributes missile firing to errors

By Jonathan Chin

A confluence of human errors were to blame for the accidental firing of a missile that sank a Taiwanese fishing boat near Penghu on July 1, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported yesterday. The newspaper said it was given access to the working draft of theFULL STORY

Xinhua criticizes Tsai over ‘1992 consensus’

By Lin Liang-sheng

Xinhua news agency on Saturday accused President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of raising tensions between Taipei and Beijing by saying that her administration is unlikely to accept the so-called “1992 consensus” if it is against the public will. Xinhua criticized the remarks Tsai made in anFULL STORY

NCC to update rules to cover new technology

By Shelley Shan

In a bid to keep up with rapidly changing technology, the National Communications Commission (NCC) is working to update rules governing businesses and services. The commission said the Administrative Rules on Type II Telecommunications Business (第二類電信事業管理規則) are outdated and cannot meet the challenges posed byFULL STORY

Anti-DWI push could see restaurant sobriety tests

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications on Thursday said it is considering asking restaurants that serve alcohol to have customers do a sobriety test as part of a campaign against drunk driving. Deputy Minister of of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said theFULL STORY

Disposable utensil bans take effect in Taipei next week

By Lee I-chia

As of Monday next week, disposable tableware and bottled water can no longer be sold at 112 public facilities and 235 schools in Taipei, including Taipei Zoo, Taipei Water Park and the Taipei Confucius Temple. An internal Taipei City Government policy banning the use of disposableFULL STORY

MOEA-led group in Japan to seek investment

A delegation led by Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) left for Tokyo yesterday to seek investors and industrial and technological cooperation. The delegation is to visit about 10 multinationals headquartered in Tokyo during its trip, which is scheduled to run through Saturday,FULL STORY

Women outnumber men in seven cities, report says

Women outnumber men in seven cities, with the ratio the lowest in Taipei, where there are only 91.8 men for every 100 women, the Ministry of the Interior said yesterday In a report on the nation’s demographic trends as of the end of last month,FULL STORY

Flour additives can pose health risk: FDA

By Lee I-chia

Many flour products contain azodicarbonamide (ADA) and benzoyl peroxide (BPO) — which are legal additives in Taiwan — and the chemicals can have adverse effects in some people, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, adding that it will evaluate whether regulations should be amended. AFULL STORY

Storm likely to miss: CWB

By Shelley Shan

The Central Weather Bureau confirmed that Tropical Storm Lupit formed at 2am yesterday, adding that chances that the storm would affect the nation are very low. Lupit means “cruelty” or “savagery” in Filipino. As of 2pm yesterday, the center of the storm was 3,760km northeast of TaipeiFULL STORY

Exhibit on 1930s tourism trade opens in Kaohsiung

By Huang Chia-lin and Jonathan Chin

An exhibition on domestic travel and tourism in the 1930s during the Japanese colonial period opened at the Kaohsiung Museum of History on Thursday. The exhibition explores the city’s relationship with the Japanese and tourists from other parts of Taiwan through historical films, photographs and artifacts,FULL STORY

Russian woman sought over ATM heist

A Russian woman has been added to the list of suspects in the theft of more than NT$83 million (US$2.59 million) from First Commercial Bank automatic teller machines (ATMs) this month, police said on Saturday. Oxana Sarkisova, 42, arrived in Taiwan from Macau at 11amFULL STORY

Taichung talks to Vietnamese airline in bid to turn south

In line with the central government’s “new southbound policy,” Taichung is aiming to establish a travel network with a Vietnamese airline to boost the number of Southeast Asian tourists to Taiwan. The Taichung Tourism Bureau said the city is in talks with VietJet Air, a Vietnam-basedFULL STORY

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