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Premier’s flood response report released

By Sean Lin

Premier William Lai’s (賴清德) report on the government’s flood response measures has been delivered to the Legislative Yuan, with the report specifying five causes of flooding, including flood prevention infrastructure that is unable to handle extremely heavy rainfall. Lai is scheduled to make an oralFULL STORY

Ko says no to being led around by China

By Lee I-chia

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that Taiwan should not be led around by the nose by China and forced to respond to the policies it implements. Ko visited Hsinchu yesterday and accompanied Republican Party Chairwoman Hsu Hsin-ying (徐欣瑩), who is running for Hsinchu CountyFULL STORY

Politicians pay tribute to assets committee member

By Chen Yu-fu and Shih Hsiao-Kuang

Politicians across party lines yesterday attended a memorial service for Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee member Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中), who drowned while trying to rescue his daughter in a boating accident last month. The service was attended by committee Chairman Lin Feng-jeng, all committee members,FULL STORY

FEATURE: China ramps up cyberattacks against Taiwan

Taiwan is bracing for an onslaught of cyberattacks from China ahead of local elections in November. China, along with Russia and North Korea, might be increasingly testing out hacking techniques in the nation before using them against the US and other foreign powers, the Taiwanese governmentFULL STORY

Tang Prize winner shows support for nuclear advocates

By Lin Chia-nan

Tang Prize winner and climate change expert James Edward Hansen yesterday visited nuclear power proponents who went on a hunger strike, expressing his support for young people who fight for public interest. Hansen and Veerabhadran Ramanathan were awarded this year’s Tang Prize in Sustainable DevelopmentFULL STORY

Program to install 12MW of solar panels on schools

By Lin Liang-che

Public schools are invited to apply for solar panels for their rooftops, the Ministry of Education said yesterday, adding that it expects to add 12 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity with the program. Building photovoltaic installations on rooftops would help schools reduce their carbon emissions, increaseFULL STORY

Half-hour of exercise prevents deaths: HPA

By Lee I-chia

More than 46 percent of people aged 13 years or older in Taiwan are not sufficiently active, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said. The agency said that last year’s National Health Interview Survey showed that 46.1 percent — 37.5 percent of men and 54.6 percent ofFULL STORY

Pomeloes sold for charity after pair die in car crash

By Chen Pai-kuan and Jonathan Chin

On Thursday, relatives of orchard owners killed in a car crash sold the last of the pomeloes the couple grew, raising money for a charity. Changhua County couple Hsu Ying-lu (許銀爐) and Chen Hua (陳花), both in their 80s, died after their pickup truck skidded offFULL STORY

World Flora Expo to feature landscaping inspired by Penghu

By Liu Yu-ching and Sherry Hsiao

A team of designers has recreated popular tourist destinations in Penghu County using marine debris for the City/County Sponsored Gardens section of the Taichung World Flora Exposition. The exhibition at Huludun Park (葫蘆墩公園) in Taichung’s Fengyuan District (豐原) is based on scenic areas of in theFULL STORY

NTU Hospital to make referral system city-wide

By Huang Mei-chu and Jake Chung

A patient referral system between National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital and 300 other hospitals could benefit up to 3,000 patients per week, the hospital said on Thursday. The system is part of the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s policy drive to promote tiered medical services andFULL STORY

Taiwan News Quick Take

CRIME Cody Wilson sent to US Cody Wilson, a US citizen who fled to Taiwan after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Texas, was yesterday escorted by National Immigration Agency (NIA) officials to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, where he was put on aFULL STORY

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