Sunday, November 22, 2015
Albie Sachs, a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and winner of the inaugural Tang Prize, introduced his country's Constitution -- touted as one of the most progressive in the world -- when he gave a keynote speech at the opening of the World Academy of Sciences' (TWAS) meeting in Vienna on Wednesday.
The Taichung City Government and a local civic group said Friday they will jointly launch a one-day "meals on wheels" activity that will involve inviting members of the public to deliver meals to senior citizens and the disabled.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Former Vice President Vincent Siew expressed his wish that Japan will support Taiwan's bid to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Manila Thursday.
Expecting a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve to come soon, foreign investors have taken a net NT$22.9 billion (US$700 million) out of Taiwan so far in November, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) Chairman William Tseng (曾銘宗) said yesterday.
Taipei - Taiwan' ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party on Saturday confirmed its list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large in the election to be held on Jan. 16, with incumbent Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng topping the list.
On average, each worker could save a minimum of NT$50 per month on health insurance from next year, concluded the National Health Insurance Administration (NHI, 健保署) after the annual rate-adjustment meeting yesterday.
Former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) expressed hope Friday that the Republic of China's president can attend the annual leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in person in the future.
More than 10,000 medals to commemorate the Republic of China's victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War have been given to veterans or their surviving family members, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has announced.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman and presidential candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Friday that it will be necessary for the new government next year to have a certain degree of communication with mainland China so as to avoid a gap between the outgoing and incoming administrations in dealing with cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
A showcase of productions from public television services around the world will take place in Taichung today, according to the Public Television Service (PTS).