Friday, August 28, 2015
Taipei - Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te on Friday stepped into the Tainan City Council to give a policy report, ending an eight-month boycott of city council meetings to protest alleged vote-buying by speaker Lee Chuan-chiao.
Taipei - Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Friday urged its retired generals and soldiers not to attend upcoming events being held by Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
VIENNA - Austrian police have recovered more than 70 dead migrants from a lorry abandoned on a motorway, the government said Friday, in the latest horrific tragedy in Europe's unrelenting migrant misery.
Former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) will visit mainland China on Sept. 1, where he is expected to meet with Xi Jinping and attend a military parade commemorating the end of World War II, his office confirmed yesterday.
The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment.
The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a truck on a highway in Austria, police said Thursday, the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe.
Shanghai stocks closed up 5.34 percent on Thursday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street and a domestic interest rate cut this week aimed at boosting the world's second-largest economy, dealers said.
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Former Vice President Lien Chan will attend World War II commemorative activities in Beijing, including a military parade next week, and hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit, an aide has said.
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police Thursday for what he called a "political prosecution" after he was charged over protests which led to last year's mass pro-democracy street rallies.
Taiwan shares rallied yesterday in a session that was supported by National Stabilization Fund (國安基金), according to the Finance Ministry.