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The Tai-Ex opened up 12-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,555
on turnover of 1.7-billion N-T.
T*Grand Justices rule on income tax cap
The Council of Grand Justices says limits on exemptions (豁免) for income tax
is unfair and goes against the constitution.
The Ministry of Finance will now have two years to prepare a proposal for
changing the income tax code.
The ministry says it will look at how to change the current "standard
exemption" of $128-thousand NT.
T*MAC calls for peaceful cross-strait relations
The Mainland Affairs Council says Beijing's thinking about non-peaceful or
intimidating (恐嚇) measures against Taiwan will not help the cross-strait
There are reports that Beijing is thinking about changing its "Anti-Secession
Law", or preparing a new law on conditions for use of force against Taiwan.
The MAC says Taiwan is still committed to the peaceful status-quo between the
T*HK bookseller appears at Taipei book exhibition
Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee was at the 2017 Taipei International Book
Lam says he is not in Taiwan to seek asylum (庇護), and does not plan to open
a bookstore here.
Lam was the manager of an independent Hong Kong bookstore.
He was held in China in October 2015 for mailing Chinese customers books that
Beijing considers politically sensitive.
US LetLizSpeak Goes Viral
US Democrats are showing support for US Senator Elizabeth Warren, after
Republicans forced her to stay silent on the Senate floor.
Warren was reading a letter written by Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow.
The letter criticized (批評) Senator Jeff Sessions for not supporting civil
President Donald Trump chose Sessions to lead the Justice Department.
After being silenced, Democrat Warren went into the hallway, where she kept
reading the letter in a Facebook video.
US Correspondent Rachel Silverman has more on that story.
Brazil governor and deputy power abuse
A Brazilian electoral court says the governor and vice governor of Rio de
Janeiro should give up their jobs.
The court says the two officials abused their power during the 2014
elections, and gave contracts to big companies if the companies made
donations to their campaign.
The men says they will appeal (上訴).
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