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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Next TV Labor Union (壹電視工會) and many of its supporters gathered in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) yesterday, protesting that ERA Communications Inc. (ERA) did not fulfill the promises it made last year before acquiring Next TV. The group also demanded that the National Communication Commission (NCC) investigate the issue.
China's military is capable of seizing Taiwan-held islands near the mainland and taking over islets in the disputed South China Sea area, but cannot yet launch a full scale attack on Taiwan proper, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday said the alleged leaking of confidential information by former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) is a single case, stressing that it does not mean the mechanism of cross-strait communication should be questioned.
Taipower (台電) Chairman Huang Jung-chiou (黃重球) yesterday announced the company's request to form a floating price index to better reflect the cost of fuel consumed when producing energy.
Three technicians employed by a gas company were released on bail Monday after being questioned over the Aug. 15 gas explosion in Xindian, New Taipei that killed two people and injured more than a dozen others.
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Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan (台灣虎航), a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Monday that it expects to obtain approval to launch flights within two weeks, moving closer to becoming Taiwan's first domestic low-cost carrier.
The local integrated circuit sector moved higher Monday on expectations that the upcoming annual SEMICON Taiwan exhibition (國際半導體展) will come up with positive leads to help IC stocks spark more buying interest, dealers said.
Research conducted by Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH, 台北榮民總醫院) has shown that patients suffering from narrowing of the carotid artery may also suffer from mild dementia, a condition recognizable by dizziness and minor amnesia.
Tablet computers, a product category that first emerged in 2010, will see an annual decline in global shipments this year for the first time as their novelty seems to have worn off and prices have bottomed out, according to a local research firm.
Taiwan -- Chunghwa joins cutthroat 4G pricing competition
In response to growing competition by rival carriers such as Taiwan Star Cellular Co.'s (台灣之星) NT$599 monthly unlimited 4G usage contracts, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT, 中華電) yesterday began offering a number of lower-priced 4G mobile subscription plans.
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