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Friday, December 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung charges LCY chair, 11 others over blasts
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO) yesterday indicted a total of 12 people for professional negligence that ultimately caused the gas pipe explosions in late July, including LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY, 李長榮化學工業) Chairman Bowei Lee (李謀偉) and the head of Kaohsiung City's Maintenance Office.
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Taiwan -- Famous instant noodle brand pulled back into food scandal
Tainted dried tofu products continued to come to light thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday as it published the latest list of affected companies goods that includes Wei Lih Men sauce package (維力炸醬包), a well-known instant noodle brand, and many other tofu manufacturers.
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Taiwan -- Ko ex-advisors protest at office of Taipei mayor-elect
Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) former municipal advisor Yen Hung-ya (閻鴻亞) led a group of cultural enthusiasts to the office of Taipei's mayor-elect yesterday to protest against the alleged upcoming appointment of Ni Chung-hua (倪重華) — Taiwan's “godfather of live concerts” — as head of Taipei's Cultural Affairs Department.
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Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) said yesterday that households and small businesses will probably be able to receive more than NT$750 as an electricity refund from Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電公司), which will be calculated through a pricing formula. Taipower is able to refund fees to customers due to a decrease in global fuel prices this year.
In response to the massive demand for train tickets for the up-coming four-day holiday from Jan. 1-4, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSR) announced yesterday that three additional trains will be arranged for citizens to travel easily during the prolonged New Year holidays.
The Sherwood Taipei (西華飯店), one of the city's most famous five-star luxury hotels, suffered major online criticism from netizens over reports that the hotel's restaurant served rabbit meat as part of its seasonal winter menu. Online critics and rabbit owners posted their opinions on their Facebook pages and started a special event condemning the consumption of rabbit meat as cruel.
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The Executive Yuan's Board of Science and Technology yesterday announced a set of new Internet policies aimed at bridging the gap between the government and citizens in an attempt to better understand the people's opinions.
Several European countries' representative offices in Taiwan have recently begun to ask R.O.C. nationals applying for short-term Schengen visas to have their fingerprints scanned as part of the European Union's (EU) efforts to beef up border control, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Several European countries' representative offices in Taiwan have recently begun to ask R.O.C. nationals applying for short-term Schengen visas to have their fingerprints scanned as part of the European Union's (EU) efforts to beef up border control, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- New CITYLINK shopping mall set to open in Nangang
Property company Ruentex Development Co. is scheduled to open a new CITYLINK shopping mall connected to Nangang station Friday.
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