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2017-02-09

Good morning. It's 10 o'clock. I'm ______ and it's time for Easy EZ News on

ICRT.

 

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T*Taiex update

 

The Tai-Ex opened up 12-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,555

on turnover of 1.7-billion N-T.

 

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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.

 

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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

relationship.

 

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

two sides.

 

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T*HK bookseller appears at Taipei book exhibition

 

And .... 

 

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee was at the 2017 Taipei International Book

Exhibition yesterday.

 

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.

 

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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

rights.

 

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. 

 

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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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