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Control Yuan president describes body as “ship of thieves”


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearing the end of his term, Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien on Friday described the top government watchdog body as a...full story
updated 2014-07-25 06:12 PM
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Control Yuan president describes body as “ship of thieves”

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearing the end of his term, Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien on Friday described the top government watchdog body as a....Fullstory

2014-07-25 06:12 PM

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2014-07-25 05:28 PM

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