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Han faces questions over 12 key campaign pledges

By Ko Yu-hao

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday faced intense scrutiny in his first city council meeting, as opposition councilors questioned him over his campaign promises, which they said were unrealistic and unworkable. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus listed Han’s 12 key campaign promises and asked himFULL STORY

Kids’ rights awareness lacking: foundation

By Ann Maxon

The Legal Aid Foundation yesterday panned a Chiayi prosecutor and local court for not pursuing criminal charges against a kindergarten employee caught taping a misbehaving toddler to a chair during class, saying their attitude reflects the nation’s general lack of awareness about children’s rights. The two-year-oldFULL STORY

Coalition concerned over referendum changes

By Huang Hsin-po

A coalition of civil groups yesterday expressed concern that the Central Election Commission’s proposed changes to the Referendum Act (公民投票法) could restrict people’s rights and result in “a step backward for democracy.” While they do agree with a number of changes the commission proposed last month,FULL STORY

Taiwan confirms first two imported cases of measles

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Wednesday confirmed the nation’s first two imported cases of measles — two men who tested positive for the disease after returning from Vietnam and the Philippines. The two men, both from northern Taiwan, started experiencing symptoms of measles onFULL STORY

Japan urges peace across Taiwan Strait

Japan would like to see cross-strait issues resolved through peaceful discussion and action, Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya said in Washington on Wednesday. Iwaya, who was on his first overseas trip to the US since taking office in October last year, was responding to TaiwaneseFULL STORY

Tsai ‘emissary’ was ‘Liberty Times’ reporter

By Su Yung-yao and Sean Lin

The Presidential Office yesterday rejected a report by the Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had sent an “emissary” to shadow student leaders of the Hong Kong independence movement in Taipei, saying that it was fake news aimed at misleadingFULL STORY

Taiwan should cherish democracy, HK advocate says

Taiwan should stick to democracy and unity in the face of increasing pressure from China, former Hong Kong Legislative Council member Raymond Wong (黃毓民) said in Taipei on Wednesday. “The one country, two systems formula applied to Hong Kong has become a hellish nightmare for theFULL STORY

Lawmakers agree to begin next session on Feb. 15

By Sean Lin

The legislative caucuses yesterday agreed to ask Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) to give an administrative report at the legislature on Feb. 15, when the next legislative session begins. Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) yesterday held a round of cross-caucus negotiations to decide the date for SuFULL STORY

Ministry to monitor CPTPP talks for membership hints

Taiwan would closely watch membership expansion discussions for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to be held tomorrow to prepare for a push to join the trade bloc, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said yesterday. Department of International Cooperation and Economic AffairsFULL STORY

DPP has no one better than Tsai: secretary-general Luo

By Yang Chun-hui and Jake Chung

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary-General Luo Wen-jia (羅文嘉) said in an interview yesterday that while leaders should be responsible for their party’s victories and defeats, the DPP has yet to offer a better candidate than President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for next year’s presidential election. TheFULL STORY

Taipei to probe overpriced fruit claim

The Taipei City Government on Tuesday said it has launched an investigation into fruit stall vendors at Shilin Night Market after allegations that another foreign visitor was overcharged. The investigation was launched after a Taiwanese user on Dcard, a popular online discussion forum, said that aFULL STORY

Pig farms must process food waste feed or be fined

By Jonathan Chin

Pig farms must process recycled food waste before it is used as hog feed, or face a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$97,238), the Council of Agriculture said on Tuesday as it publicized new regulations to prevent African swine fever, which took effect onFULL STORY

Lung cancer cases mostly non-smokers, doctor says

By Lin Hui-chin

Shin Kong Wu Ho-su Memorial Hospital found that the vast majority of women diagnosed with lung cancer from June 2007 to December 2017 were non-smokers. Of the 3,1838 people that had computed tomography (CT) scans over the period, 267 were diagnosed with lung cancer — theFULL STORY

Tiny frontline islands to be opened to public

Dadan Island (大膽島), which was a major battleground during the Cold War, is to be opened to the public starting on March 1, but there is to be a daily cap on numbers and visitors will have to apply ahead of time, the Kinmen CountyFULL STORY

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