Saturday, August 30, 2014
Labor and employers' representatives arrived at a consensus to raise the monthly minimum wage by NT$735 to reach NT$20,008, while the minimum hourly wages will be raised from NT$115 to NT$120, effective July next year.
In the wake of his arrest for using marijuana, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) yesterday held a press conference in Beijing and apologized for letting his friends, family and supporters down.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Principal Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and his assistants were held by the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) for questioning for 12 hours over the case of leaked state secrets until early morning yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that Taiwan's economy as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises have benefited from the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has promised to offer transportation service to ambassadors posted in Taiwan who do not have official vehicles when they are invited to attend events and ceremonies organized by the R.O.C. government.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday gave highest credit to the nation's armed forces for their significant contributions in R.O.C. history as he honored model military personnel at a ceremony in Taipei, ahead of Sept. 3, Taiwan's Armed Forces Day.
Two more storms or typhoons could hit Taiwan between September and November, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Friday. It is very likely that Taiwan will experience an active period of tropical storms this autumn, following relatively weak activity in August, said Cheng Ming-dean, director of the bureau's Weather Forecast Center.
The well-being of Taiwan's citizens has moved up one place to rank 18th among 37 countries, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is hosting an event tonight in Ximending for new immigrants ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival.
According to the Chinese-language United Evening News, Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Lo Shu-lei (羅淑蕾) yesterday accused independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of treating his patients as experimental subjects while Ko led the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Team (SICU) at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH).