Tuesday, July 7, 2015
In wake of the Greeks' rejection of the Eurogroup's debt deal, heads of the Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財務部), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) and the National Development Council (NDC, 國發會) yesterday said that unless the euro depreciates, its impact on Taiwan's export market will be insignificant.
The governments of Indonesia and the Philippine recently announced a wage increase for their citizens working in Taiwan's home service sector, but the declaration is not accepted by the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部), which called for more discussion on the issue and a postponement in the mandate's implementation.
Likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) accused her opponents yesterday of taking her comments out of context.
Taiwan's Foreign Minister yesterday gave a friendship medal to the outgoing U.S. deputy top envoy to Taiwan to honor his contribution in promoting closer Taiwan-U.S. ties during his tenure.
More than 100 protesters gathered in front of the Taipei office of the K-12 Education Administration under the Ministry of Education Sunday, calling for transparency in the review of curriculum guidelines and voicing their strong opposition to any secretive acts to revise the guidelines.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that Taiwan's government has invited descendants of former United States presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to join the Republic of China's commemoration of the victory overJapan in World War II.
Cancer was the top cause of death in Taipei last year for the 34th consecutive year, in line with the national trend, the city's health officials said Monday.
Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC, ??????) will launch a mobile app Monday to allow users to check the arrival times of Taipei Metro trains.
The ultraviolet (UV) index in northern Taiwan rose Monday to a high level of exposure, and was forecast to rise to a dangerous level later in the day, amid clear skies and high temperatures, according to the Environment Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署).
The Pingtung District Court on Monday invalidated the election of Chen Lung-chin (???) as the head of Liouciou Township (???) after finding him guilty of vote buying.