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NPP nominates alliance director for March by-election

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Taiwan Healthy Air Action Alliance director Jeremy Yang speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday nominated Taiwan Healthy Air Action Alliance director Jeremy Yang (楊澤民) as its candidate for a March 16 legislative by-election.

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Close cross-strait loopholes: academics

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Participants are gathered around the podium at the 10th annual Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)-Chinese Communist Party cross-strait forum in Shanghai on May 3, 2015.
Photo: CNA

Academics are calling on the government to pass amendments that would restrict an anticipated increase in the number of parties interested in seeking political dialogues with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), which are currently permitted under legislation on cross-strait relations.

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Mass resignation as budget passed

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Premier William Lai, center left, Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan, center right, and other officials yesterday wave at reporters at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei after announcing the Cabinet’s mass resignation.
Photo: CNA

After the general budget cleared the legislative floor, Premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday evening announced that the Cabinet is to resign en masse today.

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Six arrested over alleged secrets leaks

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Criminal Investigation Bureau official Lu Sung-hao speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Police arrested six current and former employees of German chemical maker BASF SE for allegedly leaking the company’s technology to a Chinese rival, the Criminal Investigation Bureau said yesterday.

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COA circumspect as hog farms call for leftover ban

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A sniffer dog yesterday checks a passenger at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as part of efforts to prevent African swine fever from entering Taiwan.
Photo: CNA

The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday said it would not ban the use of kitchen waste as pig feed, despite increasing calls from hog farmers and experts for a ban to prevent the transmission of African swine fever.

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Tsai asked not to run for re-election

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President Tsai Ing-wen, center, accompanied by Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu, right, shakes hands with Taiwan Chain Stores and Franchise Association chairman Joseph Lo in a reception at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Senior pro-Taiwanese independence advocates yesterday in an open letter urged President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) not to seek re-election in 2020.

The letter, titled “An Open Letter to President Tsai — Please Do Not Seek Re-election,” was published by numerous newspapers and signed by Presidential Office adviser Wu Li-pei (吳澧培), former Presidential Office adviser Peng Ming-min (彭明敏), former Academia Sinica president Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) and the Reverend Kao Chun-ming (高俊明).

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Tsai blasts ‘one country, two systems’

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President Tsai Ing-wen, speaking at the Presidential Office building in Taipei yesterday, responds to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech marking the 40th anniversary of China’s 1979 “Message to Compatriots in Taiwan.”
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that Taiwan and its people would never accept a “one country, two systems” arrangement and urged China to bravely embark on the path to democracy to fully understand the minds of Taiwanese.

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Student protester Hung Chung-yen, center, is taken to the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office by police yesterday after being taken to the Taipei City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division for questioning.
Photo: CNA

National Taiwan University student Hung Chung-yen (洪崇晏) was arrested and handcuffed by police yesterday after he showed up for a protest in front of Zhongzheng First Precinct in Taipei.

Hung was taken to the Taipei City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and in the evening was sent to the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office for further investigation.