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Hung proposes ‘smart’ government

By Alison Hsiao

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday unveiled her blueprint for transforming Taiwan into a “smart country” by increasing government investment in information and software technology and revolutionizing related infrastructure and regulations to apply smart governance to various aspects of the nation. Hung’sFULL STORY

Soong refuses to rule out joint PFP-KMT bid

By Alison Hsiao

People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) yesterday said he would not rule out the possibility of a PFP-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) alliance, while KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) brushed off the talk. Soong, responding to a question about pan-blue cooperation in Taoyuan, saidFULL STORY

Alliance to visit US to promote UN membership

By Chen Ti-miao and Jonathan Chin

Representatives from the Alliance for Taiwan to Join the United Nations are to depart for the US on Friday to promote Taiwanese membership in the world body. Alliance secretary-general William Lo (羅榮光) told a news conference in Taipei that Taiwan’s continued exclusion from the UN isFULL STORY

Descendants of ex-US presidents speak of affinity

Descendants of former US presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower yesterday said that they felt a sense of affinity with Taiwan because of their grandfathers’ links to the nation during World War II and afterward. Mary Jean Eisenhower, Clifton Truman Daniel and David Roosevelt,FULL STORY

China has distorted Taiwan’s history: US ex-official

By William Lowther

China has perverted Taiwan’s history, former US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia Randall Schriver said. Most US officials often and “mistakenly” repeat the Chinese mantra that Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, Schriver said in a paper issued by the ProjectFULL STORY

NPP members pan Lien’s Beijing trip

By Abraham Gerber

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) should have done more to prevent former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) from visiting Beijing this week to participate in events marking the end of World War II, New Power Party (NPP) member Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) said yesterday. “The KMT hasFULL STORY

High Court orders NSB to return land to original owner

By Yang Kuo-wen, Chiu Kuo-sheng and Jason Pan

The High Court on Monday ordered the National Security Bureau (NSB) to return a tract of land on Yangmingshan (陽明山) to the descendants of its original owner, Chang Wen-cheng (張文政). The court ordered the National Property Administration to oversee the return of about 3,000 ping (9,917m2)FULL STORY

CEC to allow online submission of signature forms for presidential bid

By Abraham Gerber

The Central Election Commission (CEC) will allow signature forms for presidential campaign petition drives to be submitted electronically, commission Chairman Liu Yi-chou (劉義周) said yesterday, in response to demands from independent presidential candidate Shih Ming-te (施明德). “The paper affidavit form and national ID card copies canFULL STORY

El Nino to have crucial impact on the fall: CWB

By Shelley Shan

The nation could still face another typhoon this fall due to El Nino, which is poised to be the strongest one since 1997, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. The bureau yesterday gave its long-range forecast for this month to November. Weather Forecast Center Director ChengFULL STORY

Prices for tours of NZ and Europe decline

By Shelley Shan

People planning trips to Australia or New Zealand between next month and December could find tours that are NT$5,000 to NT$15,000 cheaper compared with those offered in same quarter last year, the Travel Quality Assurance Association (TQAA) said in a report issued yesterday. The reduction inFULL STORY

Hiring demand at seven-year low

Work force demand is expected to rise by 26,802 between last month and next month, which would represent a seven-year low for the three-month period, due mainly to a slowing global economy, according to a survey published yesterday by the Ministry of Labor. The surveyFULL STORY

Most college students want part-time jobs

By Chen Ping-hung and Jonathan Chin

A new survey found that more than 90 percent of college and technical institute students have worked part-time, including 38 percent who said they face pressure to pay off debts or student loans. The poll, conducted by online job bank yes123, found that 47 percent ofFULL STORY

New egg tracing system should be hard to beat: COA

By Chen Wei-han

To boost the quality and traceability of eggs, the Council of Agriculture yesterday launched a new tracing system that allows both the authorities and consumers to track eggs on the market. Egg farms have been asked to attach labels to packaging that include the eggs’ origin,FULL STORY

Porn star EasyCard furor continues as cards sell out

By Sean Lin

Despite EasyCards featuring Japanese adult video actress Yui Hatano having all sold out within hours of their release, the controversy continued yesterday as a dozen women demanded that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and EasyCard Corp chairman Tai Chi-chuan (戴季全) step down for allowing theFULL STORY

Taipei announces plans for 20,000 public housing units

By Sean Lin

The Taipei City Government yesterday announced plans to build about 20,000 public housing units on 45 plots, which would require about NT$127.7 billion (US$3.91 billion) in bank loans. Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (林欽榮) said that including funds remaining from the former administration, the city governmentFULL STORY

William Lai again voted best-performing local leader in ‘CommonWealth’ survey

Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has maintained his place as the best-performing head of a local government and also has the highest public approval rating, according to an annual survey published by CommonWealth Magazine yesterday. In the performance ratings, LaiFULL STORY

Crucial phosphorus mechanism found

By Chen Wei-han

Academia Sinica researchers said they have discovered an essential mechanism of how plants respond to phosphorus deficiency and excess at the microRNA level, potentially paving the way for genetic engineering or molecular breeding to improve crop yields with less fertilizer. A team led by research fellowFULL STORY

Pinglin Tea Museum reopens after renovation

By Weng Lu-huang and Jake Chung

The Pinglin Tea Museum, in the misty mountains of New Taipei City’s Pinglin District (坪林), has reopened its doors after being closed for a year for renovations. The 18-year-old museum decided to paint its traditional Fujian-style red brick courtyard building a deeper gray and changed itsFULL STORY

Suspected dengue deaths total 19 since May: CDC

A total of 19 deaths in Taiwan suspected of having been caused by dengue fever were reported as of Monday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday. The figure, covering the period from May 1 to Monday, included the four cases that were reported beforeFULL STORY

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