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Academia Historica publishes records on Chen Wen-chen

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Academia Sinica researcher Chen Yi-shen, left, standing, and National Human Rights Museum director Chen Chun-hung, right, attend a launch in Taipei yesterday for a book about the post-war political situation in Taiwan.
Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

The Academia Historica is to publish a compilation of historical materials related to late democracy activist Chen Wen-chen (陳文成), including documents that link Chen’s case to the Kaohsiung Incident, the academy’s curator said.

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‘Infiltration’ bill aimed at actions: MAC

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Mainland Affairs Council Minister Chen Ming-tong speaks at the legislature in Taipei in an undated photograph.
Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

A proposed anti-infiltration bill would crack down on acts of infiltration, rather than target certain people, while agencies would not “punish” offenders, but lodge lawsuits against them, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said yesterday.

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Canned pork from Vietnam banned

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A can of pork liver paste imported from Vietnam that tested positive for African swine fever is pictured in an undated photograph.
Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine

To keep African swine fever at bay, Taiwan has banned imports of canned pork products from Vietnam, after a can of food from the Southeast Asian country tested positive for the virus earlier this month, the Council of Agriculture said yesterday.

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Police crack down on vote betting

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Police in Taoyuan yesterday escort four people suspected of being part of an illegal ring taking bets on the presidential election.
Photo: Lee Jung-ping, Taipei Times

Police in Taoyuan said they have raided an illegal gambling ring that took bets on the result of next month’s presidential election, and detained four people for questioning.

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Protesters urge Mayor Han’s removal

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People calling for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s removal from office march through the city yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Hundreds of thousands of people yesterday took to the streets to call for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) removal from office.

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Wu stands by sexist epithet for Tsai

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Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih, right, speaks at a rally for KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu at the Armed Forces Club in Taipei on Tuesday.
Photo copied by Wang Shu-hsiu, Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday defended calling President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) an “ill-starred woman” (衰尾查某, literally “droopy-tailed woman”) on Tuesday, despite criticism from politicians across party lines.

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Sweden, Taiwan hold first climate meeting in Madrid

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Environmental Protection Administration Minister Chang Tzi-chin, left, shakes hands with Mattias Frumerie, head of Sweden’s delegation to the 25th Conference of the Parties, on the sidelines of the conference in Madrid on Thursday.
Photo courtesy of the Representative Office of Taiwan in Sweden via CNA

Sweden on Thursday held its first bilateral talks on climate change with Taiwan at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid.

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Activists gather in front of the Taipei High Administrative Court yesterday after filing a lawsuit against the Atomic Energy Council for allowing the Taiwan Power Co to conduct heat testing at its dry cask nuclear waste storage facility.
Photo: CNA

A group of antinuclear activists yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Atomic Energy Council for allowing Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) to conduct heat testing at its dry cask nuclear waste storage facility.

Gathering in front of the Taipei High Administrative Court, the activists — joined by several residents living in the nation’s northern coast, where the nation’s first and second operating nuclear power plants are located — shouted slogans such as “Power plants should retire when spent fuel pool is full” and “First confirm the removal schedule or temporary storage will become the final disposal site.”