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Migrant workers vote for better deal

Three issues related to migrants’ rights being voted on in a mock referendum garnered more than 90 percent support, mostly from migrant workers, but the results were not received positively by Ministry of Labor officials. Of the 2,447 people who participated in the vote, 2,424 demandedFULL STORY

Albert Lin touts civilian-based defense system

By Jason Pan

Legislators and church officials on Monday lent their support to Albert Lin (林哲夫), a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator and chairman of the Taiwan Research Association of National Peace Security, who proposed that the government focus on “soft power” and develop a civilian-based nationalFULL STORY

INTERVIEW: Lin Te-fu eyes rebuilding trust in sports bodies

Liberty Times (LT): Why are you insisting on direct elections for sports bodies’ heads? Lin Te-fu (林德福): Because I listened to the input of numerous netizens and sports fans. Direct participation in the elections by the public is the most direct form of democracy. This isFULL STORY

Thai royal family’s delegation honor Sung Ching-yun

By Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin

The Thai royal family on Sept. 27 sent a delegation to honor Sung Ching-yun (宋慶雲), a Taiwanese agricultural adviser to the kingdom, at the unveiling of a memorial to Sung at Taichung’s Fushoushan Farm (福壽山農場), a Veterans Affairs Council official said on Monday. Sung led theFULL STORY

No political party would voice ‘plans to harm,’ Ko says

By Lee I-chia

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said he does not believe that a political party would openly express to the media if it “had plans to harm someone,” adding that the city government includes people from different political parties. Ko hosted an inauguration ceremony for TaipeiFULL STORY

FAT towing incident at Songshan delays flights

By Shelley Shan

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) could be fined up to NT$3 million (US$99,321) for a towing collision yesterday involving two of its aircraft that delayed flights at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport). A FAT MD-80 being towed out of a maintenance hangar at about 6amFULL STORY

CPC inspects 25 hostels, uncovers issues with 80%

By Lee I-chia

About 80 percent of budget hotels inspected by the Executive Yuan’s Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) failed at least one item, a committee report showed. As more hostels and capsule hotels, where travelers rent a bed in a shared dormitory or individual capsule and share a bathroomFULL STORY

Taiwan KOM to welcome almost 600 bicyclists at this year’s competition

By Shelley Shan

About 600 cyclists from 32 countries are to compete in the Taiwan King of the Mountain Challenge (KOM) that begins on Friday. Launched in 2012, the KOM Challenge has become one of the highlights of the Taiwan Cycling Festival. The French magazine Le Cycle has ratedFULL STORY

Greenpeace says tech giants ignore sustainability

By Lin Chia-nan

Greenpeace International yesterday issued a report giving technology giants Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei, as well as Taiwanese firms Acer and Asustek Computer, failing marks for their environmental impact. The survey of 17 major electronic device manufacturers, published as the “Guide to Greener Electronics” (www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/detox/electronics/Guide-to-Greener-Electronics) evaluatedFULL STORY

TRA ticket fares to be adjusted: MOTC2017-10-17

By Shelley Shan

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday said it will reveal ticket fare adjustments for the Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA) services next year. Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) was to brief the lawmakers at the legislature’s Transportation Committee on the TRA’sFULL STORY

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