Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) confirmed yesterday that Taiwan's National Day fireworks will be held in Taichung City as planned, with the city promising to make this a wonderful event.
Taiwan's TransAsia Airways (復興航空) said Monday its president Chooi Yee-Chong (徐以聰) had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people.
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東), who was recently held in a detention center in Beijing for 14 days for marijuana use, yesterday was released without bail after a two-hour questioning session at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO).
The Taichung District Prosecutors Office yesterday indicted former Taiwan Water Co. (TWC, 台水) Chairman Hsu Hsiang-kun (徐享崑) on charges of corruption for unlawfully authorizing time extensions to a construction company on a contract project in exchange for NT$5 million in bribes.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that the Republic of China plays a “very important role” in the South China Sea and “will not be absent” from any future international negotiations regarding the territorial disputes there.
The Taipei City Volunteer Traffic Police Battalion (臺北市義交大隊) yesterday established a metro patrol squadron that will be stationed in 11 MRT stations to assist officers from the Taipei City Police Department's (TCPD) Rapid Transit Division in metro security.
A police officer and a robbery suspect were shot during a nighttime arrest in Taichung, yesterday.
Epistar Corp., (晶元光電) one of Taiwan's leading LED chip suppliers, said Monday that a deal to acquire a smaller Taiwanese rival — Formosa Epitaxy Inc. — is aimed at expanding its production capacity to meet rising demand in 2015.
The Next TV Labor Union (壹電視工會) and many of its supporters gathered in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) yesterday, protesting that ERA Communications Inc. (ERA) did not fulfill the promises it made last year before acquiring Next TV. The group also demanded that the National Communication Commission (NCC) investigate the issue.
China's military is capable of seizing Taiwan-held islands near the mainland and taking over islets in the disputed South China Sea area, but cannot yet launch a full scale attack on Taiwan proper, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.