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  1. Rejoining UN health body opens a door for Taiwan, Ma says

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday rejoining the World Health Assembly has opened a door for the island to increase its international presence. But he ... came shortly after the World Health Organisation invited Taiwan to attend its top decision-making body, the World Health Assembly in Geneva, on May 18 as an observer in the name ...

  2. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    After missteps by Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou, more shoes fly in his direction

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:50pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... scandals, including tainted starch and adulterated cooking oil, have further undermined consumer confidence in the government's ability to protect the public health. In a recent speech ... Lawrence Chung The Taiwanese public have taken to expressing their anger over the performance of their president by hurling footwear his way After many missteps, shoes start to fly As well ...

  3. Taipei orders all suspect products taken off shelves

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... public health. 'Products with mainland milk powder and vegetable-based proteins are required to be pulled from shelves by 10pm,' Department of Health deputy director general Sung ... for melamine would be confiscated and destroyed, he said, adding that the decision was the conclusion of a cross-department meeting on Tuesday night aimed at safeguarding the rights and health ...

  4. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Lessons to be learned from Taipei subway killings

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:41am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Knife attack shows a system needs to be set up so the public can alert the authorities to people whose mental health poses a threat to others Lessons to be learned from subway killings The bloody subway attack in Taipei last month initially created panic and shock among the public in Taiwan. The subway operator said there was a sharp reduction in the number ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Taiwan reports first human case of H6N1 bird flu to world health body

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, LO WEI

    ... detected. The patient, a 20-year-old woman who worked at a breakfast shop in Changhua county, central Taiwan, was admitted to hospital on May 8 with a high fever and respiratory problems, health ... The hospital told the health authorities on May 20 that it had been unable to determine the type of virus. "We received the hospital's report," Chou Jih-haw, deputy director ...

  6. Island's health chief quits over milk U-turn

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Decision to change melamine criteria forces first resignation of Ma government Taiwanese Health Minister Lin Fang-yue resigned yesterday over a U-turn on how ... Liu Chao-shiuan, said cabinet spokeswoman Vanessa Shih Yea-ping. 'Because of the different inspection results that have created public misunderstanding and concern about food safety, ...

  7. Pressure on Ma as health chief quits to run for magistracy

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... resignation,' Dr Yeh said. 'After all, being the health minister was originally not in my career plan.' His resignation statement drew fire from some members of the public and legislators from ... a confidant, came under fire for quitting as health minister to run for the Hualien county magistracy despite an increase in swine flu cluster infections. Maverick members also defied the party's ...

  8. Taiwanese health minister in hospital after lawmakers' fracas over milk scare

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The spillover from the tainted-milk crisis on the mainland has not only cost Taiwan's health minister his job, but put his successor in hospital. Yeh Ching-chuan, who became health minister on Friday last week after Lin Fang-yue's resignation over his mishandling of the issue, was mobbed by opposition lawmakers yesterday. Furious at Mr ...

  9. Chen's wife admits forgery, laundering

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... husband for public use. An analyst said her defence was part of a strategy to clear herself and her husband of bribery charges brought against them. 'It would be difficult for prosecutors ... Wu, paralysed from the waist down after a car accident in 1985, later left the court, pending a hearing rescheduled from today to March 3, due to court concerns over her health. 'I ...

  10. Ill Taiwanese man did not have swine flu

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... at the airport when he was found to have a fever close to 40 degrees. Health authorities were on high alert, especially after learning that the man had travelled to Mexico a week ago before boarding ... in Mexico and sailed to San Francisco instead, health officials said. So far, Taiwan has issued travel alerts for the US, Canada, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Spain, Israel, Britain, Germany, Austria, ...




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