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  1. KMT leader promises full report on May 16Read the original story

    47 min ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    After confirming he would not run for president in next January's election, Kuomintang Chairman Eric Liluan Chu promised Saturday that he would make a clear statement about the ruling party's presidential nomination on May 16. Chu's confirmation Friday that he would not be running in the January 16 election was not new, but it caused dismay among timetable, contenders for the party's presidential nomination can pick up the necessary forms until May 16 at the latest, and register on May 17 and 18. At a public event Saturday, Chu told reporters he would deliver a detailed report on May 16 about the party's planning, its selection process and "matters everybody is concerned with."

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  2. Readers write: 'Right to work and unions,' Taiwan's diplomacy with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... states, as is being proved in Wisconsin, will do much to address income inequality. John Winton Auburn, Calif. Taiwan's diplomacy with China Regarding the March 23 online article "As China diplomacy twists in the wind, Taiwan's students press for ...

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  3. China says Taiwan won't be among charter members of new bankRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

    Cross-strait frictions remerged Monday as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, apparently because of a dispute over what name the island should use in the institution. Taiwan is among more than 40 countries applying for membership in the new bank, which Washington opposes as unnecessary and potentially harmful.

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  4. Naming Ceremony of Evergreen's Ever LyricRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Marine News

    Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LYRIC, the eighth of its L-type vessels built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place at CSBC's Kaohsiung shipyard and was officiated by Mr. Raymond Lin, Evergreen Group's Vice Group Chairman.

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  5. IDF jet forced to land in PenghuRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    ... escribed the landing as "normal." The Air Force holds training programs for the IDF near Penghu, in the middle of the Taiwan Straits between Taiwan's main island and

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  6. China Voice: Cards on table time for Taiwan politicians on cross-Strait tiesRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Top Taiwanese politicians with varied political backgrounds have nailed their colors to the mast on ties across the Taiwan Strait, riveting people both on and off the island. Eric Chu, chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party, announced last week that he will lead a delegation to the upcoming Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum, due to be held in Shanghai on May 3. The move came after the new KMT chair said during a forum in Hong Kong that the KMT's position on the "1992 Consensus" was consistent and his party will continue exchanges with the Communist Party of China .

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  7. Tsai calls for brave reformist governmentRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | ETaiwanNews.com

    ... it was necessary to replace the existing team with a government brave enough to push reforms through, she said. Taiwan was facing a myriad of problems that needed immediate decisiveness if the situation had to be turned around, with energy as an ...

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  8. Updated Worldwide Survey on the Methods, Efficacy, and Safety of...Read the original story

    Feb 1, 2010 | Circulation

    From the Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology Center , IRCCS, Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, Md; Veterans General Hospital , Taipei, Taiwan; St Mary's Hospital , London, United Kingdom; the Cardiovascular Center , Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Tsuchiura Ibaraki, Japan; Royal Melbourne Hospital , Parkville, Victoria, Australia; the Cardiology Department , Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea; the Department of Cardiology , University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada; Texas Arrhythmia Institute , St David's Medical Center, Austin, Tex; the Division of Cardiology , Mayo Foundation-St Mary Hospital, Rochester, Minn; Institute of Medical Statistics and Biometry "G.A. Maccacaro" , UniversitA degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

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  9. Tsai should heed lessons of recent pastRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | China Daily

    Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, officially announced on Wednesday she would run in the "presidential" election next year. While the island could be on track for its first ever female leader, Tsai herself will have a major challenge to overcome, namely her "pro-independence" party's notorious image as a spoiler of cross-Straits relations.

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  10. Depositions in TaipeiRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | JD Supra

    ... every year. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind when planning your depositions in this lovely city. Situated at Taiwan's northern tip, Taipei is the nation's political as well as economic and cultural center. When the Chinese Communist Party ...

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  11. Tsai's bid for president brings changes, worries for TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    While the ruling Kuomintang continues to drag its feet with the presidential elections less than a year away, the Democratic Progressive Party announced their champion this week and seemed confident of a surefire victory. Tsai Ing-wen's bid to run for president - and the possibility of her success - signals a great many changes that Taiwan may or may not be ready for.

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  12. Greenback dips down to NT$31.162 on the Taipei forexRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.091 to close at NT$31.162 as the strength of other regional currencies helped boost the local unit throughout the session, dealers said. The gains posted by the regional currencies reflected fading worries that U.S. Federal Reserve will kick off an interest rate hike cycle as early as June, as the market was disappointed by the latest economic data released in Washington, dealers said.

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  13. Legislator, SPCA launch bill to end animal testing of cosmeticsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu- min and the Taiwan SPCA, advocating the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign, launched a bill yesterday at the Legislative Yuan to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country. A new opinion poll commissioned by the SPCA shows that 69.2 percent of Taiwanese consumers want to see animal testing of cosmetics banned, and 76.5 percent believe animals shouldn't suffer in name of beauty.

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  14. Female officer on way to becoming fighter pilotRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... is to be an F-16 or Mirage 2000-5 fighter pilot in the future. The two types of 2nd-generation fighters are among Taiwan's main combat aircraft. If she completes the program, she will be the fourth female pilot qualified to pilot a fighter jet in ...

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  15. Nauru health minister gets eye treatment in TaiwanRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    Nauru's health minister, Valdon Dowiyogo, has completed medical treatment for retinal and macular degeneration, a hronic eye disorder affecting the retina, at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, a hospital ophthalmologist said. Dowiyogo was affected by retinal disorders and macular degeneration caused by complications from diabetes, which can eventually lead to blindness, according to Chang Chia-jen, a division head at the hospital's Department of Ophthalmology.

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  16. Stolen bird repeatedly asks thief: 'Why take me away?'Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    A crested myna in Taichung, central Taiwan, was returned home safe and sound after repeatedly bombarding the thief with one question: "Why did you take me away?" local police said Friday. The species, known for its ability to imitate human voices, was stolen April 14 by a woman who had earlier tried unsuccessfully to buy the bird from its owner.

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  17. Worse-than-expected second-quarter guidance slams TSMCRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. , the world's largest contract chip-maker, came under pressure Friday morning after the company on Thursday gave a worse-than-expected sales guidance for the second Since TSMC is the most heavily weighted stock in the local market, its losses affected the broader market during the session, they said.

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  18. Taipei prosecutors start investigation into illegally constructed country clubRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Shilin District Prosecutors Office yesterday conducted a probe on the Guizikeng Country Club blasted the club recently, saying that the club has been torn down for 12 times due to the illegal structure, but after being rebuilt each time, the club is taking up more and more land. Based on the possibility that the club's construction has violated the Soil and Water Conservation Act, the prosecution directed police officers and investigators on six different routes to search for relevant information.

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  19. KMT's Chu confirms he will not be running for presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The China Post

    Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu confirmed yesterday that he would not be running for president in the 2016 elections, and that he was expecting talented KMT members to participate actively in the race. Chu made the remarks after the media asked him if he was considering running for the top spot yesterday.

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  20. The 25th for TIMTOSRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Modern Machine Shop

    TIMTOS , Taiwan's Taipei International Machine Tool Show, held its 25th edition in March. It is currently the world's fifth-largest machine tool show and Asia's second largest, this year attracting more than 47,000 visitors and 1,015 exhibitors in 5,411 booths over its six-day run.

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