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.
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 "comfort women" issue has not yet been resolved despite years of government protest, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said, yesterday.
In another flip flop on Thursday, EasyCard Corp. (悠遊卡公司) said it will proceed with its September launch of a series of stored value cards that feature Japanese porn star Yui Hatano, making the announcement just hours after it proposed
EasyCard Corporation stepped on a landmine Wednesday when it was revealed that Japanese adult film actress Yui Hatano would be appearing on its payment cards as a limited edition set.
The National Development Council's (NDC, 國發會) economic monitoring indicator fell two points to an overall score of 14 in July, flashing blue to signify a decline, becoming the third blue indicator this year.
During the past two years, 17 Taiwanese have been arrested for shoplifting in Tokyo Disneyland's gift stores. In response, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (外交部) officials have called on people not to damage Taiwan's image abroad due to impulse.
A tourist bus carrying 18 people rolled over in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday, leaving a 58-year-old Chinese woman dead and 15 other injured, the Tourism Bureau said.
Central and Southern Taiwan could see downpours accumulating 130 mm by this morning, while rainfall during that period in Northern Taiwan, mountainous areas in Northeastern Taiwan and outlying county of Penghu might reach 50 mm, Central Weather Bureau forecasters said.