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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Representatives of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Kaohsiung Branch Office, will visit Chiayi from Oct. 15–16 to provide consular services and answer questions. U.S. citizens who need to renew or add pages to their U.S. passports, obtain a Consular Report of Birth Abroad for a newborn, or have a document notarized can get services nearby, said the AIT in a press release.
Average compensation per employee came in at NT$636,000 (US$20,880) in 2013, with workers in electricity, gas, finance and insurance sectors earning higher than average while those in education earned relatively less, according to a government report published Tuesday.
It's been so hot in Taiwan this year that the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) called a press conference Tuesday just to talk about the record-breaking temperatures.
China has cited “separatist forces” in Taiwan as a pretext for building up its military strength, with a goal of being capable of launching a large-scale operation against the island by 2020, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, said Tuesday it has completed a silicon validation of 64-bit chips made on the 16 nanometer process for British chip designer ARM Holdings PLC, representing a breakthrough in cooperation for the industry giants.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reminded Taiwanese to pay attention to their personal safety and avoid traveling alone in Laos after a Taiwanese businessman died there recently.
Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. has the most 4G subscribers in Taiwan with a 40 percent market share, the company said Monday, citing figures from the country's communications regulator.
Taiwan -- Housing activists lambast real estate companies
Activists held a press conference yesterday lashing out against real estate companies for reaping huge profits while paying low taxes, all the while blocking real estate tax reform.
Hon Hai Precision Industry (鴻海精密工業) is reportedly conducting a massive staff recruitment effort at its plants in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou for iPhone 6 production, according to local news reports.
Amid the greatest crisis in the company's history, touch display panel maker Wintek Co. (勝華) yesterday announced a number of contingency plans aimed at streamlining its operations.
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