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Legislative Yuan passes Taiwan central government budget on eve of LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan approved the NT$2.27 trillion (US$81.83 billion) central government budget for 2022 on Friday (Jan. 28), the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. Acc...

Pollster thinks political imbalance threatens Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The disappearance of a powerful opposition to form a balance against the government is the most important threat to democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Thurs...

Opposition lawmakers accuse Taiwan government of excessive spending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government has spent so much on its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program that it has collected NT$15.8 trillion (US$546 billion) in extra debt, oppositio...

Bill with budget for Taiwanese-language TV station clears Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A budget of NT$400 million set aside by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) for establishing a Taiwanese-language television station has cleared the Legislative Yuan, according ...

Taiwan Premier says Cabinet will resign on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As long predicted, Premier William Lai (賴清德) announced he and his Cabinet would officially resign on Friday, following Thursday’s passage of the central government budget ...

Taiwan Premier unveils record NT$2 trillion budget for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At Thursday's regular weekly Cabinet meeting, Premier William Lai (賴清德) unveiled a central government budget which for the first time sailed past the NT$2 trillion (US...

Taiwan’s uniform-invoice prize winning chances expected to increase this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As an increased budget for the 2018 uniform-invoice prizes has been passed in Taiwan’s Legislature, the chances for winning uniform invoice prizes in 2018 are expected...

Three percent pay raise for public employees passed in Taiwan’s Legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Public employees in Taiwan, including military personnel, civil servants and teachers, will be more well off beginning this year because they are blessed with a three percen...