Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday said that prosecutors and the Taipei Prison will evaluate former Yuanta Financial Holding Co. (元大金控) Chairman Rudy Ma's mental and physical condition and then to decide whether or not to carry out Ma's seven years and four months prison term.
Local media yesterday reported that Taipei City Councilwoman Hsu Shu-hua (許淑華) questioned user's information safety of the popular YouBike system on July 29, stating that YouBike's user agreement leaves a loophole that could lead to personal information of over 2 million YouBike members being leaked.
Twelve underprivileged students from Chiayi City's Bei-Yuan Junior High School (北園國中) accomplished their dreams by cycling around Taiwan this summer.
The Kuomintang (KMT) yesterday formally drafted National Security Council (NSC) advisor Hsieh Li-kung (謝立功) as its Keelung mayoral candidate during its weekly Central Standing Committee meeting.
Trade between Taiwan and China hit US$92.82 billion in the first six months of this year, down 8.2 percent from the same period in 2013, China's Ministry of Commerce (商務部) said on Wednesday.
Future Committee Chairman of the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) Liu Ching-Chung (劉慶中) indicated yesterday that in the future, he would not only put emphasis on teens and local cultural development but would also solidify ties between departments.
Taiwan could see occasional downpours in most parts of the island and heavy seas in coastal areas due to the effects of the outer rim of Tropical Storm Nakri, the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday.
Experienced Foreign Service Officer Robert DeWitt began his term in office as the chief of the Kaohsiung Branch Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday.
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said Wednesday it will fine Energizer Holdings, the Taiwanese arm of the American manufacturer of dry cell batteries and personal care products, NT$200,000 (US$6,671) for making false and misleading advertising statements about a lucky draw it organized.
The Agency Against Corruption (AAC) under the Executive Yuan kicked off an investigation Wednesday into allegations made by former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei that some high-ranking officials used government budget without following government rules.