Thursday, September 3, 2015
Former National Development Council (NDC, 國發會) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) yesterday rebuked former Vice-President Lien Chan for remarks made on Tuesday on World War Two in the presence of mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Taiwan's manufacturing activity continued to contract in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) falling to a new low at a time when the global economy showed signs of slowing, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER,中華經濟研究院), one of Taiwan's leading think tanks, said Wednesday.
Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) announced on her Facebook page late last night that she is going to stop daily campaign activity for a while, to consider what to do in the future.
Ten out of the 12 deaths that underwent preliminary dengue fever examination in Tainan were confirmed as having been caused by the disease, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated yesterday.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday called on prosecutors to appeal the latest ruling after Taipei District Court on late Tuesday handed out relatively lenient sentences to several retired military personnel involved in a high profile Chinese espionage case.
Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, is planning to work with the SK Group, a leading South Korean conglomerate, to offer financial services in the Indian market.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday urged Chinese mainland authorities to publicly admit that it was the Nationalist government, instead of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), that led to the ultimate victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War that ended 70 years ago.
The Taiwan Tour Bus (台灣觀巴) fleet has been upgraded to a smart-travel model by incorporating multi-language services, free Wi-Fi and an increase to more than 100 travel routes, the Tourism Bureau announced, yesterday.
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Yilan County at 11:03 a.m. yesterday, the third in a series of shallow temblors that struck the northeastern county within an hour, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (金管會) chairman had harsh words for the insurance industry yesterday, saying it was the worst offender in the financial sector that fails to prize innovation and instead competes with price-cutting.