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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President orders island-wide pipeline check after deadly Kaohsiung explosions

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 02:09pm by Ada Lee, Minnie Chan

    ... President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday ordered the government to review the safety of underground pipelines and cables across the island amid public concerns about poor management following deadly gas ... explosions in Taiwan's Kaohsiung The city's Public Works Bureau chief, Yang Ming-jou, said they had no records of LCY's pipelines. "LCY could have laid the pipeline decades ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1564903/buildings-jumped-kaoshiung-gas-blasts-ripped-roads-residents-recall
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan to seal off newly-built nuclear plant pending referendum on its future

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei The authorities in Taiwan say they will seal off a newly-built nuclear plant due to open next year until a referendum has taken place following public protests Taiwan’s government said on Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563462/taiwan-shutter-near-completed-nuclear-plant
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling resigns over academic publishing scandal

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Education chief resigns amid scandal Chiang Wei-ling resigned as Taiwan's education minister yesterday after he was implicated in an academic scandal that sparked public outrage and a police investigation. The controversy surfaced earlier this month when Chiang was linked to a scholar whose papers were retracted by a British publisher following ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554344/taiwanese-education-minister-chiang-wei-ling-resigns-over-amid-academic
  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Ma agrees to public vote over nuclear power plant

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Public to vote on nuclear plant Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday proposed that commercial operations of the island's nearly completed fourth nuclear power plant be put on hold ... resolution would help the Ma government avoid an immediate showdown with the anti-nuclear camp. But the administration should use the time before any referendum was held to reach out to the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1497296/ma-agrees-public-vote-over-nuclear-power-plant
  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Top mainland official Zhang Zhijun meets key member of Taiwan's opposition DPP

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:46am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to respect the Taiwan-centric view of the Taiwanese public," she said. Members of the tiny pro-independence Taiwan Solidarity Union, the student-led Taiwan March organisation and the Falun-Gong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542109/top-mainland-official-zhang-zhijun-meets-key-member-taiwans-opposition
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    DPP elects Tsai Ing-wen to lead party ahead of 2016 presidential race

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:46am by AFP, Teddy Ng

    ... aware that this time there is no honeymoon period," Tsai said in a victory statement. "We have to immediately begin rebuilding [the public's] trust in the party." Tsai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519594/dpp-elects-tsai-ing-wen-lead-party-ahead-2016-presidential-race
  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taipei mayoral hopeful Sean Lien distances self from president Ma Ying-jeou over student protests

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:15am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of a wealthy and powerful political clan, he has managed to move out of the shadow of his father. His outspokenness on policy and his political manoeuvring under Ma has struck a chord with a public ... kind of things I should do, including devoting my life to working for the best future for the public." He became attracted to public service after two brushes with death, he said. Lien had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466857/taipei-mayoral-hopeful-sean-lien-distances-self-president-ma-ying-jeou
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan police use water cannon to disperse anti-nuclear protesters

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:23pm by Reuters and Lawrence Chung

    ... nearly-completed fourth reactor. “Anti-nuclear public opinion is very high,” said 26-year-old protester Huang Ting-chiao. “The government should respond to the public’s desires as soon as possible.” Watch: ... the government announced it would halt construction pending a public vote. Despite that, hundreds of protesters remained out overnight and police used water canons to clear them on Monday morning. Media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499258/taiwan-uses-water-cannon-disperse-anti-nuclear-protesters
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou bows to pressure and halts nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Lawrence Chung

    ... supply of power" in Taiwan, Fan Chiang said. He said that only when the public called for the start-up of the plant in New Taipei City should a referendum be held. On Friday, Ma had agreed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1498668/taiwan-president-ma-ying-jeou-bows-pressure-and-halts-nuclear-plant

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