Thursday, December 5, 2013
Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and a landmark in Taipei, is planning to embrace the arrival of 2014 with a 218-second fireworks display, the tower's spokesperson Michael Liu (劉家豪) said yesterday.
The Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court yesterday ruled that Yu Shen Co. (昱伸公司) must compensate Uni-President NT$130 million for supplying the conglomerate with plasticizer-tainted food additives.
Prosecutors yesterday searched Flavor Full Foods (Flavor Full, 富味鄉) over allegations the company violated the Securities and Exchange Act, and summoned 27 persons of interest, including the company's chairman Chen Wen-nan (陳文南), for questioning.
DHL Express Taiwan yesterday unveiled the Barclays Premier League trophy in Taipei as part of the company's “United Trophy Tour,” which spans 31 destinations in 25 countries worldwide, featuring former Manchester United defender Ronny Johnsen and midfielder Quinton Fortune to attend.
Director-General of the National Security Bureau (NSB, 國安局) Tsai Der-sheng (蔡得勝) noted yesterday morning that Taiwan had already responded to mainland China's promise to establish an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, declaring its position to the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
A former U.S. official said Wednesday in Taipei that Taiwan's call for dialogue to address tensions over territorial disputes is welcomed.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) yesterday announced that listed companies will be allowed to include real estate investments in earnings under revised accounting standards.
Former National Property Administration Director General Hung Bao-chuan (洪寶川) was listed as a defendant in an illegal land-grab case that involved the brother of Miaoli County magistrate Liu Cheng-hung (劉政鴻) yesterday, and was released on NT$1 million bail.
Despite reports that a series of disputes between President Ma Ying-jeou and Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) had died down after Wang was accused of influence peddling, Wang's case nevertheless made it to court for the first time yesterday., 1 Comment
At a Legislative Yuan session yesterday, lawmakers examined eight state-run banks, mulling over a proposal to reduce the maximum allowable interest rate from 20 percent to 16 percent, while raising suspicions that Taiwan's banking sector has been reaping anomalously exorbitant profits at the cost of the public's interests.