Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung begins fast to scrap nuclear power plant (2014/04/22)

Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung has begun a fast to demand the government scrap work on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant. Supporters and anti-nuclear activists are rallying around Lin, who has long been opposed to nuclear power. 

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DPP leaders, premier among those who express concern for Lin Yi-hsiung (2014/04/22)

Those who came to the Gikong Church today to wish Lin Yi-hsiung well included DPP leaders Su Tseng-chang and Tsai Ing-wen and even Premier Jiang Yi-huah. Su discussed Lin’s struggles over decades of fighting for democracy and worried whether he will be able to survive a fast. 

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Taipei mayoral candidates weigh in on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant (2014/04/22)

Candidates for Taipei mayor weighed in today with their opinions on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant. KMT nominee Sean Lien repeated his party line that safety should be the top priority while pan green contenders were willing to pledge that the plant should not operate if the public is opposed. 

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Taoyuan County residents come to grips with nuclear waste stored in their backyard (2014/04/22)

As activists try to stop the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant from operating, new light is being cast on Taiwan’s close relationship to nuclear power. One previously little known fact is that a large volume of nuclear fuel is stored in Taoyuan County at an institute known for its past efforts at building nuclear weapons.

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Finance minister meets Taipei deputy mayor to discuss housing prices (2014/04/22)

Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford met with Taipei Deputy Mayor Chang Chin-oh to discuss property prices today. Potential policies to curb prices include higher taxes for properties not occupied by the owner. 

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Taiwanese pitcher Chen Wei-yin faces Boston Red Sox (2014/04/22)

After a disappointing game that saw the Orioles give up a five-run lead and lose on an error, Baltimore sought to salvage a series tie with division rival Boston Red Sox. The Orioles sent Taiwanese pitcher Chen Wei-yin to the mound, who was going for his third consecutive win. 

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Creative Industries Certification (2014/04/22)

The Ministry of Culture plans to introduce a professional certification system beginning next year. It will start by licensing technicians who handle sound effects and lighting. 

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Paper Windmill troupe plans to give free performances in all 7,000 villages in Taiwan (2014/04/22)

The Paper Windmill Theater troupe spent five years touring and performing in all 319 townships in Taiwan. Now it is planning an even more ambitious tour to give free performances in 7,000 villages across the nation. 

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DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang meets Premier Jiang Yi-huah for nuclear power plant talks (2014/04/21)

DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang met with Premier Jiang Yi-huah this afternoon to discuss the fate of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant. Su put forward suggestions to scrap the plant, including an executive order and a DPP-backed referendum. Jiang rejected both measures though promised to pass the message on to President Ma Ying-jeou.

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Legislators discuss history and compromises associated with current Referendum Act (2014/04/21)

Premier Jiang Yi-huah’s assertion that opposition parties should accept the Referendum Act because it was passed while the DPP was in office drew strong criticism today. Legislator Huang Wei-cher said the DPP was forced to accept the high thresholds contained in the act because of the KMT’s majority in the Legislature. 

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