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Tsai’s title choice in Panama riles Hau

By Stacy Hsu

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday accused President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of “belittling the official title” of the nation by describing herself as the “President of Taiwan” during her first overseas state visit. “The Republic of China, abbreviated as ROC, is theFULL STORY

Tsai holds bilateral talks in Panama

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday held bilateral talks in Panama with leaders of four of the nation’s Central American allies on ways to improve cooperation, a Presidential Office official said. Tsai had meetings with Guatemalan Vice President Jafeth Cabrera Franco, Dominican Republic President DaniloFULL STORY

Ministry confirms Tsai flew over Cuba on way to Panama

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday confirmed that the aircraft flying President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to Panama flew over Cuba. “It is the first flight over Cuba,” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) told a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign and National DefenseFULL STORY

President Tsai respects fact of 1992 talks: MAC

By Stacy Hsu

Amid renewed debates over the so-called “1992 consensus,” Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Katharine Chang (張小月) yesterday reiterated that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) administration respects the historical fact of the 1992 cross-strait talks. Chang made the remarks on the sidelines of a meeting of the legislature’sFULL STORY

Committee passes citizenship bill for Chinese spouses

By Hsiao Ting-fang and Jonathan Chin

The legislature’s Internal Administration Committee yesterday passed a review of a proposed amendment to Article 17 of the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area (臺灣地區與大陸地區人民關係條例) to require Chinese spouses to pass civic tests as a condition forFULL STORY

Lawmakers propose amendments on firms’ Chinese ‘frozen shareholders’

By Tseng Wei-chen

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers are proposing amendments that would allow the government to seize shares of public or private firms from “frozen shareholders” in China. When the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime fled into exile in Taiwan in 1949 following its loss to the ChineseFULL STORY

Military to test-fire PAC-3 system in US next month

The military plans to test-fire its newest anti-missile system for the first time in the US next month, a Ministry of National Defense source and media reports said yesterday. The test of the US-made Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system is to be held at the WhiteFULL STORY

Scientists fear wheel loss could cripple satellite

By Chen Wei-han

A potential hardware failure on FORMOSAT-2 might cause the nation to lose its first locally developed Earth observation satellite, the National Space Organization (NSPO) said yesterday. Two of the satellite’s reaction wheels, which are used to rotate and position it, are malfunctioning, so it cannotFULL STORY

Losses from CAL strike hit NT$500m: chairman

Losses stemming from a one-day strike staged by China Airlines (CAL) flight attendants last week are estimated at NT$500 million (US$15.37 million), CAL chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒) said yesterday. Ho, who assumed the post on Thursday, the day before the strike began, said CAL’s losses amountedFULL STORY

Greenpeace calls for reduction in garments waste

By Chen Wei-han

Taiwanese throw away 5.2 million pieces of clothing and 5.4 million pairs of shoes every year, which, coupled with the fast turnaround in the fashion industry, has a dramatic impact on the environment, Greenpeace Taiwan said yesterday. The environmental group yesterday revealed what it saidFULL STORY

Hospital touts its fetal MRI program

By Lee I-chia

With many soon-to-be parents worried about the health of their fetus, Taipei Veterans General Hospital yesterday said it has launched a fetal health video consultation platform, so that pregnant women with abnormal ultrasound results can be referred to the hospital for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). AccordingFULL STORY

Use of ‘bath salts’ drugs grows by 70 times, FDA says

By Lee I-chia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said reported drug abuse of synthetic cathinones — more commonly known as “bath salts” — have increased by more than 70 times in the past five years. The reported number of cases of people using synthetic cathinones —FULL STORY

Four new stops opened on Kaohsiung’s light rail

The nation’s first light rail system, which started trial runs with four stops in Kaohsiung in October last year, saw the inauguration of four additional stops on Sunday. The first tram on the extended line departed at 9am from the new C8 stop serving theFULL STORY

Marines filmed allegedly beating a dog to death

By Chen Wei-han

A Kaohsiung animal welfare group yesterday said that a dog had been killed by members of the Republic of China (ROC) Marine Corps, who were shown hanging the dog with iron chains in a viral video. The group called a press conference showing the videoFULL STORY

ProChef Certification to be established in Taiwan

By Lee Ying-chien and Jonathan Chin

A program to train and certify professional chefs under the standards of the Culinary Institute of America is to be established in Taiwan, the Chinese Culture University School of Continuing Education and the Hwa-Kang Xing-Ye Foundation have said. The foundation and university made the joint announcementFULL STORY

High school raising funds for student with cancer

By Teng Chen-kuo and Jonathan Chin

Nantou County’s Puli Junior High School has opened a bank account to raise funds for one of its students who has been diagnosed with cancer, and called on the public to make donations. Nantou County Commissioner Lin Ming-chen (林明溱) and Department of Education Director Peng Ya-lingFULL STORY

Taitung receives grant to restore historic homes

By Jonathan Chin

A group of historic buildings from the Japanese colonial era in Taitung City are to be renovated in a four-year project to revitalize the site, with a NT$180 million (US$5.53 million) grant from the Ministry of Culture, the Taitung County Department of Culture said onFULL STORY

National Theater closing till February for upgrade

The National Theater is to be closed for eight months from next month for renovation after hosting performances by local and international troupes for 29 years, the venue operator said on Sunday. A ceremony was held in the theater’s lobby on Sunday prior to a finalFULL STORY

Taiwanese named world barista champ in Dublin

Berg Wu (吳則霖) on Saturday won the World Barista Championship in Dublin, making him the first Taiwanese to win the honor since the competition started in 2000. The four-day competition pitted national champions from more than 50 countries at the World of Coffee ShowFULL STORY

Taiwan News Quick Take

POLITICS Ma travel ban denied The Taiwan High Court yesterday rejected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming’s (柯建銘) appeal against a lower court’s decision denying his request to have former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) barred from leaving the country. It was the final ruling onFULL STORY

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