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Farglory slams city over Dome impasse

By Sean Lin

Farglory Land Development Co chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) yesterday challenged Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to a televised debate over the Taipei Dome impasse. In an interview with radio host Clara Chou (周玉蔻), Chao accused the Taipei City Government of imposing seven “illegal” safety standards onFULL STORY

Council transparency improving: groups

By Abraham Gerber

Transparency in city and county councils has improved markedly over the past two years, civic groups said yesterday, citing widespread increases in the online availability of meeting minutes, with many localities also providing online video coverage. “In the past two years, some of Taiwan’s local councilsFULL STORY

US court orders overseas group to put back ROC flag

A US district court of appeal judge has handed down a ruling against an overseas Chinese association in San Francisco over its removal of a Republic of China (ROC) national flag from its office in 2013 to signify the end of its support for theFULL STORY

Taipower union protest changes to Electricity Act

By Abraham Gerber

Proposed amendments to the Electricity Act (電業法) yesterday drew heated protests from the Taiwan Power Labor Union, which accused the Ministry of Economic Affairs of inflating its claims of public support. Union members staged a protest outside, while the Bureau of Energy hosted a publicFULL STORY

AIT head lauds Taiwan’s leadership on efforts to combat human trafficking

By Stacy Hsu

Ahead of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Saturday, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Acting Director Robert Forden yesterday applauded Taiwan’s leadership for its regional and international anti-trafficking efforts, but reminded the country that its top ranking “does not mean everything is perfect.” Forden madeFULL STORY

Ma writes op-ed criticizing Hague ruling on dispute

By Stacy Hsu

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) published another op-ed in the Wall Street Journal defending the legal status of Taiwan-controlled Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) in the Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands, 南沙群島), saying that an international tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea created moreFULL STORY

EPA approves Shanyuan hotel without locals’ input

By Chen Wei-han

A controversial hotel project in Taitung County’s Shanyuan Bay (杉原灣) was yesterday given environmental approval, weeks after the Cabinet said the project would not be approved without the consent of local Aboriginal communities. The Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort is the largest planned tourism development onFULL STORY

Group aims to eliminate viral hepatitis

By Lee I-chia

The Advancing Clinical Treatment of Liver Disease group yesterday announced its members would work toward eradicating viral hepatitis in the nation by 2030. The announcement was made on the eve of today’s World Hepatitis Day, which was initiated by the World Hepatitis Alliance to raiseFULL STORY

Cider brewing ‘smart’ appliance a start-up success

A “smart” cider home brew appliance, developed by a Taiwanese start-up, has been well-received on crowdfunding Web site Kickstarter, collecting more than US$33,000 shortly after the project was launched, the start-up team said. Alchema, a start-up that aims to make brewing cider at home easy,FULL STORY

Kaohsiung seafood firm accused of selling NT$700m of expired products

By Huang Chien-hua and Jake Chung

The owners of a Kaohsiung-based seafood company were yesterday accused of making NT$700 million (US$21.83 million) in the past three years by selling expired seafood to restaurants and traditional markets in central and southern Taiwan, police said. The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors’ Office is investigating the caseFULL STORY

Interest rates for student loans cut by 0.2%: ministry

By Sean Lin

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) yesterday said that the interest rates for student loans are to be lowered from 0.4 to 0.2 percent starting next month. Pan said the lower interest rates would cut between NT$500 and NT$2,000 from the annual repayments required from studentsFULL STORY

EPA to ease natural-gas power rules

By Chen Wei-han

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is to amend regulations to allow natural-gas power plants to operate at full capacity amid times of high pollution to allow cuts to coal-fired energy generation, which academics said could help reduce air pollution. The agency on Monday proposed draft amendmentsFULL STORY

High court turns down Gary Wang travel request

The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday turned down a request by Gary Wang (王令麟), son of long-time fugitive Wang You-theng (王又曾) who died in California in late May, to lift a travel ban, meaning he will not be able to attend his father’s funeral. The courtFULL STORY

Jellyfish, ants in Penghu prompt ecology concerns

By Liu Yu-ching

An influx of jellyfish in coastal waters off Penghu County and the discovery of a large number of unidentified red ants on the nation’s beaches has prompted researchers to say the phenomena might cause an ecological crisis. A massive amount of box jellyfish was discovered nearFULL STORY

More hospitals to use latent TB treatment: CDC

By Lee I-chia

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that 118 hospitals nationwide next month would start treating people with latent tuberculosis (TB) using a medication that can decrease the course of treatment from about nine months to about three months. The CDC said that about 10 percentFULL STORY

More device recharge points installed at Taiwan airport

By Shelley Shan

International flight passengers can now charge their mobile phones or other electronic devices easily and free of charge at the more than 500 power-points in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan International Airport Corp said on Tuesday. Airport senior vice presidentFULL STORY

Taiwan News Quick Take

CUSTOMS Foreign currencies seized Customs authorities confiscated undeclared foreign currencies to the value of more than NT$168 million (US$5.24 million) in the first six months of this year, with the yen accounting for 77 percent, according to government statistics released on Tuesday. Travelers entering and leaving theFULL STORY

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