Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) said yesterday at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC, 中國人民政治協商會議) that the cross-strait relationship between China and Taiwan is based on the foundation of the “1992 Consensus.”
The government is expected to impose second-phase water rationing measures soon, and third-phase rationing may be introduced in May as Taiwan tries to cope with the worst drought in 10 years, the Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水資源局) said on Wednesday.
Taiwan's first sandstorm in five years hit the island yesterday along with a continental cold front, sending ambient air quality plummeting nationwide.
Welcome to Taipei International Club (WTIC) hosted its 2015 Lunar New Year Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3 with more than 160 members and guests gathered to ring in the year of the Goat at The Formosa Regent Hotel, said the WTIC.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday denied rumors that he will not be running for president in 2016 through party spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中).
Accusations leveled at the Palau ambassador to the R.O.C. by a former chauffeur are not true, the Embassy of the Republic of Palau said yesterday.
The funeral of a woman who sold meals for only NT$10 (US$0.32) for decades to help people living on low-incomes was held in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, with several people whom Chuang Chu Yu-nu (莊朱玉女) helped showing up to pay their respects to a woman they were thankful to for her compassion.
Taiwan was listed as the world's fifth happiest economy in a recent survey conducted by Bloomberg News, published yesterday.