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Xi to push unification: academic

By William Hetherington

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) comments at the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 19th National Congress indicate that Beijing is planning to ramp up unification efforts, Tamkang University Institute of China Studies professor Chao Chun-shan (趙春山) said yesterday. Chao cited Xi’s reiteration on Wednesday of theFULL STORY

The US calls on Taipei, Beijing to settle differences

The US on Wednesday called on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to conduct constructive dialogue to settle their differences, after Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) again emphasized the so-called “1992 consensus” as Beijing’s basis for cross-strait talks. “We encourage the authorities in BeijingFULL STORY

Committee backs officer extensions

By Jonathan Chin

The Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee yesterday completed an initial review of amendments that would extend the maximum length of service for all field-grade officers. The proposed amendments to the Act of Military Service for Officers and Non-commissioned Officers of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍軍官士官服役條例),FULL STORY

Veterans Affairs Council to expand its vocational courses for military retirees

The Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) is to expand on-the-job training services for military personnel to improve their lives after retirement, VAC Minister Lee Hsiang-jow (李翔宙) said yesterday. A planned pension reform for military personnel has sparked concern among veterans, as cuts to entitlements aim toFULL STORY

Cabinet extends ministry merger act until 2020

By Chen Wei-han

The Executive Yuan yesterday announced it has extended a law to reorganize the Cabinet by two years to 2020, by which time a number of government agencies are expected to be merged, upgraded or abolished. The Executive Yuan planned the restructuring to downsize its subordinateFULL STORY

IC to be installed in identity cards

By William Hetherington

Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) yesterday said the government plans to introduce national identity cards with integrated circuits (IC) within one year. Responding to Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator William Tseng’s (曾銘宗) question at the legislature’s Internal Administration Committee meeting, Yeh said it isFULL STORY

Culture minister denies bid in Taipei mayoral election

By Chen Wei-han

Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) yesterday said she does not have any intention to run for Taipei mayor after lawmakers and media reports suggested her possible candidacy. Chang, a former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator, was named as a possible DPP mayoral candidate toFULL STORY

Uranus and the Orionid shower liven up the sky

Skywatchers in central and southern Taiwan have a good chance of being treated to two major celestial events this weekend, thanks to fair weather conditions and low interference from a crescent moon. Uranus is today at its brightest this year, as it is in oppositionFULL STORY

MOTC defends expertise center

By Shelley Shan

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday defended its proposal to establish a railway technology research and certification center, saying that the center would assist the ministry in stipulating national standards for the certification of railway systems and in investigating railway accidents. The ministry first proposedFULL STORY

Kinmen residents urged to return for plebiscite

By Shelley Shan

Anti-gambling activists and representatives from various religious groups yesterday urged Kinmen residents to return home and vote “no” to legalized gambling in a referendum scheduled for Saturday next week. The referendum is crucial because it will not only determine the future of gambling on Taiwan’s outlyingFULL STORY

Three arrested over suspected dumping of colleague’s body

A Taiwanese man and two Indonesians have been arrested for illegally dumping the body of a deceased colleague last month in Chiayi County’s Shueishang Township (水上), police said on Wednesday. The body of a man was on Sept. 28 discovered at a banana plantation withFULL STORY

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