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KMT supports food safety act changes

By Alison Hsiao

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday said that it supports the Executive Yuan’s version of proposed amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法), which called for the criminal fines imposable on legal persons to be scrapped from the act to bypassFULL STORY

Ma calls for peace in Taiwan Strait

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) called for continued peace in the Taiwan Strait and stressed the importance of peaceful development in the region at a memorial event yesterday marking the 65th anniversary of the historic Battle of Guningtou (古寧頭戰役) on Kinmen. The 1949 battle was a toughFULL STORY

Holiday date change leaves wedding plans in tatters

By Loa Iok-sin

One day after Premier Jiang Yi-huah’s (江宜樺) announcement that Saturday, Dec. 27, would be turned into a working day to make up for a holiday on Friday, Jan. 2, next year, more than 5,000 people, including 530 couples who plan to marry on that day,FULL STORY

Lien proposes AIT compound for use as public housing

By Shih Hsiu-chuan

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday proposed using the compound in Taipei’s Xinyi District (信義) that houses the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to build public rental housing after the AIT relocates to Neihu District (內湖). Addressing the housing needs ofFULL STORY

DPP, Liang to pay Ma NT$1.8m in defamation suit

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and former party spokesman Liang Wen-chieh (梁文傑) must jointly compensate President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) NT$1.8 million (US$59,000) for spreading false statements about him prior to the 2012 presidential election, the Taiwan High Court ruled on Tuesday. In November 2011, Ma filedFULL STORY

Air force grounds all AT-3 aircraft after fatal crash

By Jason Pan

Following the death of a 37-year-old pilot in a crash in a 30-year-old AT-3 training aircraft on Tuesday, the air force has grounded all AT-3 aircraft and suspended their flight missions for the foreseeable future. Some officials called for cutting the number of aerial acrobatic shows,FULL STORY

Catholic clergy trained in Taiwan return to China

By Shih Hsiu-chuan

China recently received the first batch of missionaries trained in Taiwan as part of a bilateral project launched about four years ago by Taiwan and the Vatican to help the Holy See’s religious outreach in China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. A total ofFULL STORY

Passion spills on town names

By Lii Wen

Aboriginal rights advocates are to stage a major rally in front of the Presidential Office Building in Taipei tomorrow, calling for township names in predominantly Aboriginal areas to reflect local cultural heritage, while saying that many township names have authoritarian or patronizing connotations. Led by theFULL STORY

Ministry, city department clash over education plan

By Abraham Gerber

The Ministry of Education yesterday said that it would reject for a second time a joint draft plan by Taipei, New Taipei City and Keelung to amend the ranking system used when the number of applicants exceeds a school’s enrollment quota. The amendments had previously beenFULL STORY

Activists criticize tree removal plan

By Abraham Gerber

Activists yesterday lashed out at moves to uproot and transplant trees outside the Taipei Dome construction site. Construction plans call for the removal of trees from a section of Guangnan S Road between Zhongxiao E Road and Shimin Road, so that the road can beFULL STORY

CGA ‘Harlem Shake’ clip has netizens up in arms

By Jason Pan

A video circulating on the Web showing former coast guard officers dancing in their office in a replication of the “Harlem Shake” viral Internet meme has stirred controversy, with netizens accusing the officers of unprofessional conduct and evoking a stern response from the Coast GuardFULL STORY

Writer admits cheating on girlfriend

Taiwanese bestselling writer and film director Giddens Ko (柯景騰), also known as Jiu Ba-dao (九把刀), admitted yesterday that he cheated on his girlfriend, after he was photographed entering a motel with another woman. “In the world of love, I am not a good man. IFULL STORY

Taiwanese boat allegedly looted by armed pirates

A Taiwanese fishing vessel was allegedly looted by armed pirates in international waters east of the southern Philippines on Tuesday, but there were no casualties, the boat owner said yesterday. The pirates allegedly took the boat’s fishing gear, but did not board the vessel or fireFULL STORY

Research plates up interesting numbers

By Su Fu-nan and Jake Chung

Research by the Shu Te University of Science and Technology in Greater Kaohsiung recently found that Mercedes-Benz and BMW car owners in Taiwan vastly prefer the numbers five, six, eight and nine on their license plates, while they seek to avoid the numbers zero, one,FULL STORY

Veteran honors late compatriots with help of donor

By Lee Li-fa and Jake Chung

For more than two decades, veteran soldier Wu Kuang-chun (吳廣俊) has been taking care of the graves of his companions in battle, but the 92-year-old, saying his age is starting to catch up with him, said his greatest wish is to build a monument forFULL STORY

Samsung launches seven new digital ‘smart’ classrooms

The Taiwan unit of Samsung Electronics Co launched seven new “smart” classrooms on Tuesday, as part of the South Korean electronics giant’s “Smart School” project that aims to reduce the digital divide in the nation. After launching its first such classroom in Nantou County inFULL STORY

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