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2019-08-30

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS AUGUST 30, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened up 41.9-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,504 on turnover of $2.3-billion N-T. The market climbed Thursday, following Wall Street. US stocks rose even though investors are still worried about US-China trade tensions. ---- E*Government Seeking to Attract 20-Million Visitors Annually by 2030 Transport Minister Lin Chia-lung says the government wants to bring in more tourists to Taiwan. Lin says officials will upgrade the Tourism Bureau and talk with people in the tourism sector. They aim to (目標是) get at least 20-million visitors to come to Taiwan each year, by the year 2030. Lin says the government believes proper policies, resources, and organizational structures are needed if Taiwan wants to increase tourism. Lin says the tourism makes 4-percent of Taiwan's gross domestic product. He says that is a lot lower than in other developed countries. The transport minister says they will come up with a plan to boost (促進) tourism over the next decade. ---- E*NGOs Call for Better Migrant Fishermen Safety Migrant worker rights groups want the Ministry of Labor to set better standards of safety for migrant fishermen. This comes after many reports of fishermen missing because of unsafe work rules. The groups want the ministry to enforce (執行) the rule that all fishing boat crew members must wear life jackets at all times when at sea. The labor ministry says right now fishermen are required to wear the life jackets if there is a possiblity of falling into the water. If someone gets hurt because they weren't wearing a life jacket, the boat owners could face upt o 3 years in prison. ---- E*US Trump Resurrect Space Command US President Donald Trump has officiall re-established (重建、復興) the United States Space Command. In Washington Kevin McAleese reports < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*Brexit Steps Up Meetings with EU Britain will have many meetings with the European Union starting next week, ahead of Brexit. Downing Street says Brexit negotiatiors from the UK will meet with their EU counterparts twice a week through September. They may add more meetings if necessary (必要). Two meetings are set to take place next week. One of the major issues they will talk about is the "backstop clause", which is trying to avoid setting up a border again between the EU member Republic of Ireland and Britain's Northern Ireland. ---- E*Nordea Bank Suspends Brazil Bond Purchase The biggest bank in the Nordic countries says it will not buy any more bonds from Brazil. Nordea bank says they are worried about how the country is handling fires in the Amazon region. The Helsinki-based bank says environmental, social and governance assessment (評定) for Brazil showed risks from deforestation and from President Jair Bolsonaro's plans to cancel some environmental protections. The bank says the way teh government is handling the issue could affect political stability (政治穩定) in Brazil. The actions of the government could endanger a Brazil-EU free trade agreement. It could also lead to international companies boycotting agricultural produce from Brazil. ---- C*News Outro That was the I-C-R-T news Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm ____. ----
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