Monday, April 20, 2015
Lawmakers across party lines are expecting amendments to two out of four acts aimed at attracting the private sector to reduce working hours and raise wages for employees to see swift approval Friday.
A cultural festival featuring oysters and wheat opened in Jinning Township, in outlying Kinmen County Saturday, attracting some 1,000 people to experience the pleasures of pastoral life.
Tickets for an upcoming concert by American pop rock band Maroon 5 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall on Sept. 14 went on sale at 5 p.m. on Saturday and all 15,000 were snatched up within 12 minutes.
Although the job market has begun warming up amid the recovery, many workers in Taiwan remain with a high sense of anxiety about job security, according to a job bank survey, which showed 91 percent of those polled in the working class said they are replaceable at their present jobs.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest smartphone maker, is losing its dominance in Taiwan's phablet market after rivals launched more big-screen handsets larger than 5.5 inches, according to data research firm IDC.
Northeastern Taiwan was showered with rain over the weekend, but the short duration and dispersed locations of rainfall resulted in little water accumulation in the nation's reservoirs.
The Singang (Xingang) Township Office (新港鄉公所) yesterday conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly designed "Prosperity Mazu" lantern that was released in celebration of the Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage Procession to Xingang Township in Chiayi County.
Taichung City will be holding "Stationing 100 Masters in Schools" (當全世界都在閱讀－百獅入學) in celebration of World Book Day 2015, from April 9 to the end of the year. The eight-month event will invite 100 famous writers, poets and celebrities, and station them in schools, cultural places and libraries all over Taichung to inspire students and residents alike.
Gmail users are advised to be on the alert for fake notifications that inform them of suspicious login attempts as they could be part of a fraudulent scheme launched by cybercriminals to lure users to phishing sites, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) will start the nomination process to select a presidential candidate on Monday.
TriStar Pictures has slated Taiwan-born director Ang Lee's wartime drama "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" for release on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016.
A decision by China Steel Corp. (中鋼) to lower domestic wholesale prices for June deliveries showed weak demand in the global market, analysts said Saturday.
An elderly woman was found to be alive by surprised staff at a mourning hall next to Kaohsiung municipal funeral home on Saturday morning after being taken there by her son, despite being still very much alive.
Several foreign brokerages have raised their target prices on shares of Largan Precision Co. (大立光) after the smartphone camera lens supplier reported a higher-than-expected gross margin for the first quarter of this year.