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Hau Lung-bin opposes Lien’s China trip

By Alison Hsiao

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday said that he had — indirectly — asked former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) to reconsider attending Beijing’s military parade next week marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Hau, the formerFULL STORY

Recall campaigners demand Grand Justice ruling

By Abraham Gerber

The Central Election Commission (CEC) should request the Council of Grand Justices to rule on whether recall campaigning restrictions are unconstitutional, Appendectomy Project campaigners said yesterday at a protest outside the commission’s offices in Taipei. “We hope the CEC can go along with public opinion andFULL STORY

Hung Hsiu-chu says more vocational training needed

By Alison Hsiao

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday presented her second policy aimed at “breaking the low-income spell,” calling for more and enhanced vocational training centers and promising “empowerment vouchers” for young unemployed people to receive free training. After a policy proposed earlier thisFULL STORY

Groups criticize Yilan’s plans for teachers

By Sean Lin

Education groups opposing a draft collective agreement by the Yilan County Government to improve teachers’ welfare yesterday criticized the county government and the Yilan County Teachers’ Union over proposals they said would waste taxpayers’ money and result in inequality among teachers. Secondary and Elementary School PrincipalsFULL STORY

Ko to make EasyCard Co solely public or private

By Sean Lin

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that he is seeking to transform Taipei EasyCard Co into a company run solely by either the public or private sector to make its management less problematic, amid controversy surrounding its plan to issue cards featuring pictures ofFULL STORY

Majority of school teachers want to quit, forum told

By Rachel Lin and Jonathan Chin

Six out of 10 public-school teachers want to quit their jobs, according to Lee Tao (李濤), chairman of the Taiwan Cultural and Educational Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with local TV station TVBS. Lee, a former talk-show host on TVBS, made the remarks at the NationalFULL STORY

Supreme Court rejects Cheng death-row appeal

By Jason Pan

The Supreme Court yesterday rejected an extraordinary appeal to overturn the conviction of death-row inmate Cheng Hsing-tse (鄭性澤), while rights groups and other supporters said Cheng had been wrongly convicted and vowed to continue the fight for a retrial. The court said it rejected the appealFULL STORY

Airport Rail line set for March start

By Shelley Shan

The opening of the express train service linking Taipei to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will be postponed to March because of testing delays, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said yesterday. “We encountered many difficulties in the integrated testing of the system and re-evaluated the dateFULL STORY

Higher wage for new foreign domestics, caregivers

By Abraham Gerber

An agreement has been reached with Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand to raise the salaries of domestic staff and caregivers from those nations, the Ministry of Labor said yesterday. It is the first such increase in 18 years. Starting next month, new contracts will requireFULL STORY

CWB redefining rainfall terminology for clearer cautions

By Shelley Shan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday said that starting on Tuesday, it would use new standards to define different categories of rainfall to give government agencies and the public greater warning of potential disasters caused by extreme weather. At present, “heavy rain” means cumulative rainfall reachingFULL STORY

New Taipei City holds Taoist service for animal spirits

While people nationwide yesterday made offerings to wandering spirits for the Ghost Festival, the New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office and nine animal shelters in the city held a Taoist service for wandering animal spirits. An office spokesman said that by holdingFULL STORY

Yunlin extends relocation of students on safety risks

By Chen Wei-han

The Yunlin County Government yesterday said that students from Ciaotou Elementary School’s Syucuo (許厝) branch, near Formosa Petrochemical Corp’s naphtha cracker in Mailiao Township (麥寮), should still remain at the school’s main campus for the coming semester one year after they were relocated due toFULL STORY

Survey probes used night market oil

By Chen Wei-han

About 5 percent of night market vendors do not commission licensed recyclers to dispose of used cooking oil and 55 percent of vendors who claimed to use recyclers could not produce certificates or documentation, according to a recent survey by the Conservation Mothers Foundation. TheFULL STORY

Chiayi County restaurant’s decoration satires administration of President Ma

By Tsai Tsung-hsun and Jake Chung

Walking into the restaurant opposite the Beidou police station in Chiayi County’s Minsyong Township (民雄), one cannot help but notice the ideological names of dishes on the menu and its satire against the administration of President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九). Restaurant owner Huang Chin-cheng (黃金城) said thatFULL STORY

Travel tip: pay for all souvenirs

By Jake Chung

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan is appealing to Taiwanese shoplifters to curb their wandering hands on visits to Tokyo Disneyland for the sake of Taiwan’s reputation and their own. From May 2013 to this past June, the Japanese government has reported atFULL STORY

FEATURE: ‘Rainbow Grandpa’ saves his Taichung village with his art

By Laura Mannering

Huang Yung-fu (黃永阜) greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of color, a sign of the daily artistic labor that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers’ bulldozers. At 93 years old, the former soldier stillFULL STORY

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