Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday officially revoked Chyuan Shun Food Enterprise Co.'s (泉順食品) certificate of food dealership for mislabeling packaged rice, marking the first such revocation in 60 years.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday met with American Institute in Taipei Director Raymond F. Burghardt (薄瑞光) at the Presidential Office and said that the overlapping of Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZs) over the East China Sea should be solved through negotiations.
Congressional negotiators reached a modest two-year U.S. budget deal Tuesday that would avoid a repeat of October's government shutdown, signaling a temporary truce in fiscal wars that have paralyzed Washington.
A near-final draft of a new Japanese national security strategy calls for a stronger military to deal with a rising China and other growing risks close to home.
U.S. President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela's memorial service with his stirring eulogy on Tuesday, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, according to drafts of the nation's latest defense plans seen on Wednesday.
A Chinese university has fired a professor for failing to admit wrongdoing in posting an article criticizing President Xi Jinping, the academic said on Wednesday, underscoring questions about academic freedoms for foreign colleges setting up shop in China.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, 日月光) Inc. yesterday apologized for dumping wastewater containing strong acids and heavy metals from its K7 facility in Kaohsiung City into the Hou-chin River.
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The founder of religious group "Ri Yue Ming Gong" (日月明功) Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明) has been listed as a defendant after being accused of starving a 17-year-old high school student, surnamed Chan, to death in June, the Changhua District Prosecutors Office said yesterday.
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Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.
Shares of Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) took a beating early yesterday after one of its plants was shut down on environmental concerns, but strong sales numbers helped the stock rebound later in the session, dealers said.