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Taiwan News Morning Briefing – May 05

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – May 05

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – April 21 Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) main index opened 4.09 points higher to 9,849.13 on Tuesday, with turnover reaching NT$13.85 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ (AP) World News ■ The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies. (AP) ■ The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province. Eric Chu also affirmed his party's support for a consensus reached between Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators in 1992 that is interpreted by Beijing as a commitment to eventual unification. (AP) ■ Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday. (AP) ■ Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast foreign labor force. (AP) ■ French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace. (AP) ■ Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder. (AP) Local News ■ President Ma Ying-jeou was positive about both Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu and Communist Party of China General Secretary Xi Jinping speaking of continuing to deepen cross-strait exchanges based on the "1992 consensus" during their meeting on Monday, a Presidential Office spokesman said. (CNA) ■ Three people died and five were injured when a trailer that may have suffered from brake failure hit a total of 26 vehicles and motorcycles in Taichung on Monday. (CNA) ■ Lawmakers across party lines agreed on Monday to allow migrant workers and disadvantaged foreign spouses to apply for government assistance for lawsuits or legal counseling. (CNA) ■ The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Monday raised the alarm over remarks made by Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu in Beijing, challenging that Chu accepted China's preferred interpretation of the "1992 consensus." (CNA) ■ Apple has confirmed recently that its new smart watch may not function properly on tattooed skin, saying the ink and pattern of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, thus making it difficult to get reliable readings. The tech giant said it is working to solve the sensor issue. (Taiwan News) ■ Taiwan’s Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chuand China’s Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping met on May 4 in Beijing, which is considered the highest-level talks between the two parties in six years. Despite the ruling party’s attempt to describe the meeting in “anodyne terms”, the Taiwanese are extremely concern of the meeting and feared of the “black box operations”. (Taiwan News) ■ After the rose tea leaves sold under the brand 3:15 PM Milk Tea was found with the residues of DDT, the health authority also found that the tainted rose leaves may have made their way into cosmetics and hygiene products, reports said Monday. (Taiwan News) ■ Luis Ko, the general manager of I-Mei Foods Company, addressed the perplexing condition of Taiwan’s water resource management. He emphasized that there is no food safety nor quality agricultural products if we don’t have clean air and water. (Taiwan News)


Updated : 2021-09-18 14:37 GMT+08:00