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Tainan mayor slams Control Yuan

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai on Tuesday reacted angrily to a decision by the Control Yuan to impeach him because he...full story
updated 2015-08-04 06:36 PM
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Tainan mayor slams Control Yuan
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Mayor William Lai on Tuesday reacted angrily to a decision by the Control Yuan to impeach him because he....Fullstory

2015-08-04 06:36 PM

Each school can choose own curriculum: LY
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-08-04 01:56 PM

Control Yuan impeaches Tainan mayor Control Yuan impeaches Tainan mayor
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Control Yuan on Tuesday voted to impeach Tainan City Mayor William Lai over his refusal to attend city council meetings. After....Fullstory

2015-08-04 02:19 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-08-04 10:02 PM

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By Matthew Strong
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2015-08-04 04:37 PM

Students to stay at MOE Students to stay at MOE
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-08-04 03:53 PM

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2015-08-04 10:22 PM

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