DPP politicians speak out in support of former chairman, Lin Yi-hsiung (2014/04/24)

The DPP continued on Thursday to merge its political appeals with the hunger strike being staged by Lin Yi-hsiung. The party’s 2012 presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and ex-premier Yu Shyi-kun urged the government to stop work on the fourth nuclear power plant and make referendums easier to pass.

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Legislators visit National Taiwan University Hospital to learn medical response to nuclear disaster (2014/04/24)

Debate over the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant continues. Today legislators raised questions about emergency medical care in case of a nuclear accident as they toured National Taiwan University Hospital to learn about protocols and preparedness. They were surprised to find the hospital only had one room dedicated to those requiring treatment after serious radiation exposure.

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Scholars say higher tax rate for non-primary residences may be too low to be effective (2014/04/24)

Raising the tax for apartments that are not occupied by the owner from 1.2 to 3.6 percent may not be a big enough increase for some experts. They say that for some luxury apartments this increase wouldn’t be more than a month of maintenance fees. 

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Taipei City Councilors criticize municipal government for slow moving traffic (2014/04/24)

Taipei City councilors drew attention to Taipei’s traffic, which can be categorized by bottlenecks and long delays during rush hour. City councilors even measured average auto speeds during rush hour, identifying the top 10 areas with traffic congestion as they called upon municipal authorities to address the problem. 

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Missing both legs below the knees, Taiwanese climber still fights way up Yushan (2014/04/24)

Climbing Yushan, Taiwan’s tallest mountain, is a challenge for even those who are fully fit. But when 20-year-old Kuo Wei-chi scaled the peak on Wednesday, it was a truly remarkable feat because she’s missing parts of all four of her limbs. 

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Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung enters second day of hunger strike (2014/04/23)

Former DPP chairman Lin Yi-hsiung is in the second day of a hunger strike to oppose work on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant. Lin has vowed not to receive visitors but several stopped by to express sympathy, including the president. 

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Government passes bill that would raise taxes on housing speculators (2014/04/23)

A legislative committee has passed a bill that would raise taxes on property that does not serve as the primary residence for the owner. Such a change would increase costs for speculators who purchase multiple homes. 

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Experts warn a drop in housing prices would hurt the economy (2014/04/23)

Taipei Deputy Mayor Chang Chin-oh’s comment that housing prices could fall by 30 percent over two years sparked a rebuke from business leaders and economists. Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung said an attack on the housing market would end up hurting everyone in Taiwan. 

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Philippine court orders arrest of eight Coast Guard officers over death of Taiwanese fisherman (2014/04/23)

A Philippines court has issued arrest warrants for eight Philippine Coast Guard officials suspected of homicide in the death of a Taiwanese fisherman. If found guilty, the suspects would face 12 to 20 years in prison. 

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Government approves new direct train route from Taipei to Yilan (2014/04/23)

After years of planning, the government has approved a new direct train route between Taipei and Yilan. It will cut travel time between the cities by as much as 38 minutes, but groundbreaking will have to wait until environmental review is completed. 

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