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April Week 3 Topics:

This week, our news team discusses…..

DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ingwen declares her candidacy and is confirmed as the DPP nominee

Taiwan’s bid to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is rejected by China

Continuing fallout from the Taichung MRT collapse

Six cities and counties sign a petition calling for a ban on the use of bituminous coal and petroleum coke at the island’s power plants.