Fashion designers prepare for Taipei In Style show (2014/04/16)

Local fashion designers discussed their work today ahead of the 9th Taipei In Style designers, apparel and accessories show. Here is a look at some of the designs that will be on display. 

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Former premier urges Tsai Ing-wen to adopt China policy that at least 60% of voters can accept (2014/04/15)

One day after Tsai Ing-wen emerged as the sole candidate to become the next DPP chairperson, she faced a challenge from a former contender. Former Premier Frank Hsieh urged Tsai to adopt a China policy that at least 60 percent of voters can accept. Otherwise, Hsieh believes the DPP will fail to achieve its goals. 

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KMT mayors discuss the merits generational transition (2014/04/15)

In the wake of the Sunflower Movement, political parties are placing greater emphasis on generational change. Municipal leaders who could soon take over as leaders of the KMT addressed this issue today. 

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Student demonstrator apologizes for comments directed against Zhongzheng police chief (2014/04/15)

A philosophy student gave a public apology today for inflammatory comments he made last week during a protest outside Taipei’s Zhongzheng First Precinct. Hung Chung-yen 洪崇晏had said that the police chief who ordered the forced expulsion of demonstrators gathered at the entrance of the Legislature would bring about his own assassination. 

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Tech chairman resigns, citing inspiration from student-led Sunflower Movement (2014/04/15)

A surprise came yesterday when the chairman of a router and Ethernet switch producer cited the student-led Sunflower Movement as a reason for resigning. Accton Chairman Huang An-jie 黃安捷was impressed by the composure of students who occupied the Legislature in protest and said he wanted to create space for a generational transition at his company. 

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Pitcher Chen Wei-yin notches first quality start of the season (2014/04/15)

In baseball action today, a pair of Taiwanese pitchers shined. The Baltimore Orioles Chen Wei-yin overcame early season struggles to pitch a strong game against the Tampa Bay Rays, while the Milwaukee Brewers Wang Wei-chung pitched the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals for his big league debut. 

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Massive cruise ship makes first stop in Kaohsiung (2014/04/15)

Asia’s largest cruise ship made its maiden voyage to Kaohsiung today. Passengers on the Voyager of the Seas spent half a day in the southern port city where they were treated to a show from Taiwan’s famed techno dancing gods. 

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300 kg catch kicks off bluefin tuna season (2014/04/15)

For the first time ever a boat registered in Donggang, Pingtung caught the first bluefin tuna of the season. For the past 12 years the first bluefin tuna had been caught by boats from Siaoliouciou. 

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Two would-be contenders drop bids for DPP chairmanship (2014/04/14)

In a surprise turn of events, former DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen has emerged as the only candidate in the party’s upcoming chairmanship race. This comes after the withdrawal of two would-contenders, incumbent Chairman Su Tseng-chang and former Premier Frank Hsieh. 

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Former VP says DPP party chairperson should not seek presidency (2014/04/14)

Within the DPP there was a great deal of praise today for Su Tseng-chang’s announcement that he will not seek another term as party chairman. Former Vice President Annette Lu said it shows Su is focused on running for president and said that Tsai Ing-wen should follow his lead if she too has her sights set on the presidency. 

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