10AM Easy EZ News Intro
Good morning. It's 10 o'clock. I'm ______ and it's time for Easy EZ News on
The Tai-Ex opened almost flat this morning from yesterday's close, at 9,968
on turnover of 1.7-billion N-T.
T* U.S.-Taiwan Espionage Concerns
Foreign Minister David Lee says the United States is worried about if a
high-ranking military officer leaked information about U-S-made missile
The Minister said this after Major General Hsieh Chia-kang was questioned
earlier this week.
Officials are worried that he passed information about Taiwan's missile
defense system to China.
Hsieh was released on bail (保釋) Tuesday after authorities searched his home
in Pingtung County.
Hsieh may have met with Chinese citizens during overseas trips.
Hsieh was the head of Taiwan's Air Defense Missile Command.
T* DPP Urges Passing of Infrastructure Bill
Several D-P-P leaders have asked the government to pass the Forward-looking
Infrastructure Development Program.
The bill has not been passed because K-M-T lawmakers want it to go back to
the cabinet for rewriting.
The DPP officials are asking the K-M-T to stop blocking the bill, which will
put money into many development projects.
The government has said the program will attract investment and create many
T* Celebrities Support Same-Sex Marriage
Over 100 local celebrities have joined together to fight homophobia
(同性戀恐懼症) and transphobia (跨性別恐懼症).
The celebs include A Mei and Jolin Tsai who support same-sex marriage.
115 entertainers recently posed with rainbow signs to support the cause.
The photographs will be on display at the Huashan 1914 Creative Park in
The event celebrates International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and
Biphobia on May 17-th.
US ex-national security advisor subpoenaed
US leaders gave a subpoena (傳票) to the US' former national security adviser.
Our Washington Correspondent Simon Marks reports.
China Moderate Quake
China has been hit by a medium but shallow earthquake.
Chinese media says the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.4, and hit the west of
So far eight people have died and 11 are injured.
Chinese media says the quake struck in China's Xinjiang area, which is close
to Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit just around 6 a.m. today, at a
depth of 10 kilometers.
There have been frequent aftershocks (餘震).
Officials say injured people have been sent to the hospital.
Search and rescue work is still going on.
Chile to Sell Cannabis Medicine
Chile (智利) has become the first country in Latin America to sell
cannabis-based medicines at pharmacies (藥局).
The program was launched on Wednesday at two pharmacies in Chile's capital
The Chilean National Health Institute is in charge of the program.
The chronic pain-relief medicines are made in Canada.
Chile's leaders say they will check the program in six months to see if the
medicine can be made in Chile and sold in other countries.
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