(FILES) In this photograph taken on February 8, 2016, rescue workers look for survivors in the remains of a building which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE / FILES
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Taiwan's premier pledged Friday to change safety laws after more than 100 people were killed when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex thought to have been weakened by shoddy construction.In the first sitting of Taiwan's new parliament since the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) swept to victory in elections in January, Chang San-cheng said his cabinet's priority was to improve disaster prevention. Amendment bills on the act and two other laws relating to the disaster would be sent to parliament and voted on by lawmakers "as soon as possible" Chang said.The government will also offer subsidies for old buildings that require quake-resistance improvement, he added.
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