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TRA ticket fares to be adjusted: MOTC

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

Tsai transit stops to be announced later: ministry

The transit stops President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is to make on her upcoming trip to three of the nation’s diplomatic allies in the Pacific will be announced once negotiations between the US and Taiwan have been completed, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) saidFULL STORY

All-volunteer military will not ensure safety: groups

By Jonathan Chin

The government should maintain conscription, pro-independence groups said yesterday, adding that the all-volunteer force scheduled to be implemented next year will not keep the nation safe. World United Formosans for Independence (WUFI) and the Taiwan Radical Wings Party (TRWP) jointly held a press event, titled “ObservationsFULL STORY

MND dismisses ‘assistance’ report

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday dismissed as “groundless” and “pure speculation” a newspaper report that Taiwan’s navy could offer humanitarian assistance if a war were to break out between the US and North Korea. The Chinese-language Apple Daily yesterday published a report citingFULL STORY

White House job openings hampering Taiwan-US defense ties: council head

US President Donald Trump’s failure to fill many of the top posts in his administration has hampered defense cooperation between Taiwan and the US, US-Taiwan Business Council president Rupert Hammond-Chambers told a news conference on Sunday. Hammond-Chambers said that although he is “frustrated,” he isFULL STORY

Ko says 3,453 more public housing projects to be completed in first term

By Lee I-chia

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that 3,453 public housing units are expected to be completed in the city during his term in office, and that 8,794 more units would be under construction by the time his term ends. Ko gave a presentation at theFULL STORY

China Youth Corps has close links to KMT: committee

By Yang Chun-hui and Jonathan Chin

The China Youth Corps maintains close links to the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) in its operations and personnel management, Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee sources said yesterday. The committee is to hold a second round of hearings on Tuesday next week to determine whether the ChinaFULL STORY

Factories to be taxed for PM2.5 emissions: EPA

By Lin Chia-nan

Factories emitting fine particulate pollutants such as PM2.5 will have to pay an air pollution tax from next year, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) officials said yesterday, adding that new standards for the tax are to be launched by the end of this year. Drafting the rulesFULL STORY

Rain costs farmers NT$24.51m, COA estimate shows

The heavy downpours that battered Taiwan last week have caused at least NT$24.51 million (US$812,720) in losses to farmers, with most of the damage concentrated in Hualien, Taitung, Yilan and Pingtung counties, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA). Taitung County was the worst affectedFULL STORY

Travel agency’s liability in rockslide investigated

By Shelley Shan

The Tourism Bureau yesterday said that it is investigating whether Taipei-based Trans Continental Travel Service Co (東晟旅行社), which arranged tours to Yichang in China’s Hubei Province, should be held accountable after three Taiwanese tourists were killed and two injured in a rockfall on Sunday. The fatalFULL STORY

NDC criticized for plan to loosen EIA rules for Taisugar

By Lin Chia-nan

The National Development Council (NDC) should not exploit the nation’s farmland by exempting state-run Taiwan Sugar Corp’s (Taisugar) land developments under 10 hectares from environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental groups said yesterday. The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in May proposed that developments on Taisugar land biggerFULL STORY

Kidney diseases cost NHI NT$48.3bn a year: report

By Lee I-chia

Kidney diseases cost the National Health Insurance (NHI) program the most last year, at a total annual cost of NT$48.3 billion (US$1.6 billion), the latest NHI data showed. Statistics released by the NHI Administration on Sunday showed the five diseases responsible for most NHI expenditure toFULL STORY

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