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MAC stresses need to tighten China visit rules by ex-officials

| February 15, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) head Chen Ming-tong defended a controversial proposal to limit visits by retired high-ranking Taiwanese military and political figures to China, saying it was necessary to restrict their behavior.”As Beijing has …

Taiwan will handle referendum issues cautiously: MOFA

| February 13, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Taiwan will handle referendum issues cautiously in the interest of maintaining regional peace and stability, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday, after the United States expressed opposition to a proposal by a civic group for T…

16 people rescued in university fire; 2 students in critical condition

| February 13, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Sixteen people were rescued in a fire that broke out at Chinese Culture University in the suburbs of Taipei on Wednesday, and two of them are in critical condition, the city’s fire department said.The department said it immediately dispatched 99…

Labor-management talks over pilot strike set to restart at 1 a.m.

| February 12, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-After the collapse of the latest round of talks between the Pilots Union Taoyuan and China Airline (CAL) after union members went on strike last week, union officials agreed to return to the negotiating table, but asked that the talks begin at 1…

Six men in Taichung sentenced to prison for illegal logging

| February 12, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Six people in central Taiwan have been sentenced to a maximum three years and six months in prison for cutting down a protected tree species in the mountains of Taichung, according to a document issued by the city’s district court Tuesday.The me…

Flu still at peak season in Taiwan: CDC

| February 12, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-The flu season in Taiwan is still at a peak, with eight flu-related deaths reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.During the Feb. 2-10 Lunar New Year holiday, the number of people seeking treatment …

Tainan reports 8th case of dengue fever for 2019

| February 11, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Tainan reported this year’s eighth case of imported dengue fever on Monday after it was confirmed by health authorities a week ago on Lunar New Year’s Eve.Tainan Public Health Bureau Director Chen Yi (??) said the case involved a 37-year-old man…

Taiwan will not face electricity shortages: economics minister

| February 11, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Taiwan will not be vulnerable to shortages of electricity despite the government’s push for a non-nuclear homeland, Economic Affairs Minister Shen Jong-chin (???) reiterated Monday.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Lunar New Year gathe…

Taiwan, U.S. to hold regional dialogue on religious freedom

| February 10, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Taiwan and the United States will jointly hold a regional dialogue of civil societies on religious freedom March 11-12, which will be attended by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, according to the Minist…

Employees in utilities industry top earners in Taiwan: DGBAS

| February 10, 2019 | taiwanonlinenews.com | 0

Taipei-Employees in the utilities industry are the top earners in Taiwan, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).Data compiled by the DGBAS shows that the average earned income in the utilities industry, compr…

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