Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday abruptly reversed remarks he made earlier on EasyCard Corp.'s decision to feature a popular Japanese adult film actress on a limited-edition series of covers originally scheduled to be sold today.
Taipei City's women's rights committee yesterday called for the immediate disposal of the controversial limited-edition card covers "Angles and Demons" featuring Yui Hatano.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) confirmed yesterday that HTC Corp. (宏達電) will lay off 400 people in Taoyuan and that his government will assist HTC workers find new jobs in the high-tech sector.
Mainland China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges.
A grenade exploded outside Ukraine's parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer, the interior ministry said. About 100 other officers were injured in the clashes, 10 of them seriously.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Police investigating the deadly Bangkok blast said they were seeking a Thai woman and an unidentified man after bomb-making materials were discovered over the weekend in a second apartment raided by police.
Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a US$700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massive rally to demand his resignation on the eve of the country's National Day on Monday.
Australia on Monday urged more European nations to begin air strikes against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as a way of tackling the escalating refugee crisis gripping the continent.
Former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) was welcomed by Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) yesterday upon his arrival at the Beijing Hotel.
Tens of thousands rallied outside Japan's parliament Sunday to protest against planned new laws that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. took the lead in the Philippines' big-screen phone market during the second quarter of 2015 thanks to the launch of its 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 smartphone in April.
Pressure mounted Sunday on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.