Monday, December 9, 2013
Former Transportation Minister Kuo Yao-chi (郭瑤琪) yesterday maintained her innocence after the Supreme Court earlier in the week sentenced her to eight years in prison for corruption.
Revenues from the sales of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips will not only rebound in 2013, but also continue their growth next year on the back of rising smartphone and tablet sales, according to a local market information advisory firm.
Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧) said yesterday that it is better to keep the number of people obtaining doctorates at around 3,500 people per year rather than worry about a surplus of professional talent, in response to the recent problem of “stray doctors,”or those who don't pursue work in the field in which they obtained doctoral degrees.
The cost of living in Taipei is lower than that of other regional business hubs, making the city more attractive to international businesses, according to the latest survey conducted by consulting firm ECA International.
An 11-year-old boy from Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan, finally had his hair cut this summer, which he kept long for five years so he could donate his hair for a cancer wig.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said he will not order the immediate demolition of hostels at Cingjing Farm (清境農場) in Nantou County that violate regulations, noting that he cares about the employees' lives.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers are seeking to have the legislative disciplinary committee reopen a probe into alleged influence peddling involving main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming.
The government must seek ways to motivate women to work, as there are now more women than men in Taiwan, Vice Interior Minister Hsiao Chia-chi said yesterday.
In order to achieve economic prosperity, Taiwan must establish free-trade agreements with as many countries as possible, as well as relaxing its stringent rules that restrain business growth, according to an op-ed piece recently published in The Wall Street Journal.
As crowd swarmed during the 2013 Information Technology Month exhibition over the weekend, major brands reported substantial increase in sales compared with a year ago.