Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) requested that Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) remove eight beef tallow products from shelves as a precaution yesterday, as the imported beef tallow from Ting Hsin's Vietnamese supplier Dai Hanh Phuc Company (大幸福公司) has not been officially proven suitable for human consumption.
The unemployment rate for 2014 could fall below 4 percent as the local economy is on the road to recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,主計總處) said Wednesday.
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
Legendary former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down U.S. President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 93.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) indicted 13 people, including former Chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品) Wei Ying-chung (魏應充), as well as Wei Chuan General Manager Chang Chiao-hua (張教華), over the Ting Hsin oil scandal on charges of fraud, forgery and violating the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation yesterday.
An R.O.C. Air Force AT-3 trainer jet pilot was killed yesterday following a crash over Kaohsiung City after his aircraft collided with another AT-3 during routine training, the Air Force said yesterday.
New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the world's second-largest economy may have bottomed out.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.
President Ma Ying-jeou called another national security meeting yesterday afternoon, inviting the heads of national security, investigation, police and intelligence to deliberate the food safety issue and follow up on the latest progress in the food safety office, which is expected to be registered as an official government organization this Wednesday., 1 Comment
Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court yesterday issued sentences to Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE, 日月光) management staff for intentionally leaking industrial waste into the Hou-chin River. The light nature of the sentences provoked protest from both environmental groups and government officials.