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‘Chinese Taipei’ oppressive, Lim says

By Chen Wei-han

Taiwan’s delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) did not experience any unfriendly behavior from China’s delegation, but Taiwan’s participation under the name of “Chinese Taipei” is the result of Chinese oppression, New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) said yesterday. Lim, who isFULL STORY

Talks best to protect fishermen: Cabinet

Taiwan’s new government hopes to use dialogue with Japan to address the rights of Taiwanese fishermen in disputed waters in the Pacific and future patrols in those areas would depend on need, Cabinet spokesman Tung Chen-yuan (童振源) said yesterday. Tung said sitting down with JapanFULL STORY

Minister confident ahead of fisheries talks

By Stacy Hsu

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) yesterday expressed confidence that Taiwanese fishermen would receive improved fishing rights after bilateral talks in July between Taiwan and Japan over the Okinotori atoll dispute. “We have negotiated with Japan on matters concerning fishing rights around Okinotori and haveFULL STORY

Tsai, Japan made ‘black-box agreement,’ KMT says

By Stacy Hsu

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday said that a “black-box agreement” might have been made between Japan and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) over the Okinotori atoll fishery dispute, accusing the new president of ingratiating herself with Tokyo at the expense of the rights of TaiwaneseFULL STORY

Taiwan, US might hold security talks

By William Lowther

Taiwan might send a national security team to Washington next month for talks with the administration of US President Barack Obama, a meeting at the Wilson Center has been told. University of Richmond associate dean and professor of political science Vincent Wei-cheng Wang (王維正) said thatFULL STORY

Dome mediation service offered

By Sean Lin

Taiwan Land Development Co (TLDC) yesterday said it would serve as a mediator to resolve the Taipei Dome build-operate-transfer (BOT) project if the contract between the Taipei City Government and Farglory Group is terminated. TLDC chairman Chiu Fu-sheng (邱復生) told a news conference that he hadFULL STORY

Groups mark history of anti-nuclear effort

By Chen Wei-han

A coalition of environmentalist groups gathered in front of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday to mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of a Legislative Yuan resolution to freeze nuclear plant projects and budgets. The groups called on the government to scrap the mothballed FourthFULL STORY

New minister opposes scrap imports

By Chen Wei-han

In a departure from his predecessors, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) has expressed firm opposition to importing scrap metal, potentially bringing an end to debate over lifting a ban on imported waste and scrap metal from electronic devices. “Taiwan has moved past theFULL STORY

Groups protest plan for housing i-vote

By Sean Lin

A coalition of civic groups yesterday rallied in front of the Taipei City Council to protest a proposal signed by a majority of Taipei City councilors that says public housing projects should only be carried out after gaining the consent of residents living close toFULL STORY

Enterovirus cases still on rise, despite fall from last week

By Lee I-chia

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said 19,312 cases of enterovirus infection were reported nationwide last week, with a few cases involving newborn infants, adding that pregnant women and people with young children should maintain good personal hygiene to prevent infection. CDC Deputy Director-General ChuangFULL STORY

Transport minister vows to address tourism issues

By Shelley Shan

Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan (賀陳旦) yesterday said that his ministry would not ignore the continual decline in the number of Chinese tourists to the nation, but warned that the travel industry must be prepared to handle an uncertain cross-strait relationship following theFULL STORY

Hacker steals users’ data from Chunghwa Post site

By Shelley Shan

The personal data of some of the users of Chunghwa Post’s online shopping Web site have been leaked following a hack into the system on Wednesday last week, the company confirmed yesterday. Spokeswoman Wang Shu-ming (王淑敏) said that the hacker broke into the dataset containingFULL STORY

Ministry readies programs for disaster deployment

By Jason Pan

The Ministry of National Defense has completed troop adjustments to enhance its rapid emergency response and relief programs to deal with natural disasters, including typhoons and earthquakes. “The programs’ aims are: prevention, rapid response, search and rescue, and natural disaster relief. They have become oneFULL STORY

Mothers urged to watch calcium

By Lee I-chia

Although rare, some new mothers can develop osteoporosis or bone fractures due to loss of calcium through breastfeeding, National Taiwan University Hospital doctors said on Monday. A 38-year-old woman surnamed Chen (陳), who at the time was 153cm tall and weighed 47kg, gave birth to herFULL STORY

Award-winning design student battles disability

By Liao Shu-ling and Jake Chung

Born with only the upper part of his right arm due to malpositioning in the womb, college student Fan Hung-hao (范弘昊) has taken on the world and made his own destiny, disability be damned. So far, Fan has succeeded. With a skill stemming from years of practice,FULL STORY

Taipei Department of Health creates pharmacist project

By Lee I-chia

The Taipei Department of Health announced it has established a “family pharmacist” pilot project, providing 24-hour medical consultation to 110 senior citizens’ welfare institutions and those in need. According to data from the Ministry of the Interior last year, Taipei was home to 14 percent ofFULL STORY

Doctors call for ban on Chinese medical degrees to remain

By Lin Hui-chin and Jake Chung

The National Union of Chinese Medical Doctors Association, the Taiwan Medical Association and the Taiwan Dental Association last week issued a joint statement urging the new government to ignore calls to recognize Chinese medical degrees. The statement said that an assessment system that could verify medicalFULL STORY

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