10AM Easy EZ News Intro
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The Tai-Ex opened flat this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,831 on
turnover of 1.1-billion N-T.
T*MAC on detained rights activist
Mainland Affairs Council minister Katherine Chang says a detained (被拘留)
Taiwanese human rights advocate is probably in China's Guangdong Province.
Chang says that China should explain where Lee Ming-che is and why he has
been held since March 19th.
Chang also says Beijing should let Lee's family see him.
The Presidential Office says President Tsai Ing-wen has told government
branches to make every effort to protect Lee's rights and safety.
T*Twin-city forum likely held in June
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je says the Taipei-Shanghai twin-city forum (論壇) will
probably happen in June.
The mayor says Taipei and Shanghai officials have been talking about changing
the month for the event, because the Taipei Universiade also takes place in
The head of Shanghai's Taiwan Affairs Office, Li Wen-hui will arrive in
Taipei this Friday to talk about the forum.
T*Coldplay concert draws 40,000 fans
British rock band Coldplay had the first of two concerts yesterday evening.
They performed at the high speed rail's Taoyuan Station Plaza in front of
around 40-thousand fans.
Organizers say around 80,000 people are expected to go to these two concerts.
That would be a new record for the largest outdoor concerts by a foreign
performer over the last two decades.
Last night, frontman Chris Martin said he appreciated (感激) so many fans
coming despite the rain.
US press secretary apologizes
US White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said sorry for saying that
Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons.
Harry Horton reports from Washington.
Brazil announces corruption investigation
Brazil's Supreme Court says it is investigating eight ministers and many top
politicians for corruption.
108 people will be questioned over the bribes-for-contracts (以賄賂得到承包
) case at construction company Odebrecht.
Those people include Brazil's Presidential Chief of Staff, Senate president,
and the ministers of foreign affairs, agriculture and trade, among others.
The politicians have all said they did nothing wrong.
Italy Colosseum defaced
A tourist from Ecuador could be facing fines after scratching the names of
his wife and son, and "2017" onto the wall of the Roman Colosseum.
An official tour guide saw him do this and reported it to police.
In the past, tourists who damaged the ancient (古老) arena have been fined up
to 20-thousand euros.
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