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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Taiwan -- Pingtung gov't leaks info to Wei-Chuan
It was discovered yesterday that the Pingtung Public Health Bureau was responsible for giving Wei-Chuan Food Co. (味全) a government document containing classified information revealing that the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) was already aware that the oil Wei-Chuan imported from Vietnam was tainted; the document also said the government would carry out investigations before taking any action against the company.
Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 3.78 percent from a year earlier in the third quarter, beating an earlier government estimate of a 3.62 percent annual increase made in August, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday.
Taiwan -- Unlabeled processed steak widespread: FDA
Local health departments are now reintroducing inspections on processed meat in night markets and steakhouses to see if their products are labeled correctly, according to Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美), acting director for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday.
If the current economic growth pattern continues, emerging countries are set to comprise about 60 percent of the world economy in 2026, while the rest will be represented by the developed economies, a noted Canadian economist said in a speech in Taipei.
The sales generated by Taiwan's car rental business got a boost in the third quarter from an increase in foreign visitors, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said in a report.
Tropical Storm Nuri, which formed Friday, is unlikely to pose a threat to Taiwan, as it is expected to deviate from its current path and move toward Japan over the weekend, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The president of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS, 海協會), Chen Deming (陳德銘), will visit Taiwan before the end of the year, Chen's Taiwanese counterpart said Friday.
Taiwan's diplomatic and support staff stationed in Burkina Faso were all reported to be safe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday, as increasingly violent protestors continued to lay siege to the West African country's parliament and national broadcaster.
Police transferred three retired fighter pilots to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday. The pilots in question, Sung Chia-lu (宋嘉祿), Ma Po-le (馬柏樂) and Chao Tai-chi (趙泰祈), allegedly leaked classified national security information to Chen Hsiao-chiang (鎮小江), a former member of the mainland's People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Kaohsiung residents will be able to turn the pests that have spread dengue fever in the southern Taiwan city into an asset, as the city plans to reward those who have caught the most mosquitoes by Saturday.
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