Saturday, April 19, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) agreed to have police enter the Legislature's main chamber in response to the March 18 student activist occupation.
Despite continued controversy over the service trade agreement with China, Taiwan could face big trouble without it down the road, according to experts from the International Institute for Management and Development (IMD).
Given that the public tends to feel uneasy about relations between Taiwan and mainland China, it is the government's duty to clearly explain its cross-strait policies, President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday, adding that cross-strait trade is more advantageous than disadvantageous for Taiwan.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that Canada is an important member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), urging the North American country to aid Taiwan's bid to become a part of that agreement.
A launching ceremony for a new 3,000-ton patrol vessel that will be joining Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) later this year was held in the southern city of Kaohsiung yesterday.
A local professional baseball team yesterday announced that it has sealed a deal with former Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star pitcher Freddy Garcia.
The price at local 95-octane gas pumps may exceed NT$35 a liter next week, thanks to the Ukraine crisis and consequent higher oil prices.
The Legislative Yuan will not sue student protesters for damage caused by their 24-day occupation of the main legislative chamber, as repairs will be paid for by the head of a business group, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) said yesterday.
Investigators yesterday stormed Jih Sun International Leasing and Finance Co., Ltd. (日盛國際租賃), which is suspected of falsifying documents to unlawfully obtain vehicle loans worth of a total of NT$350 million.
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp. (宏達電) confirmed a report Friday that it has hired a marketing executive who worked for the company's South Korean rival Samsung Electronics Co. to advise HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅).