Friday, January 30, 2015
A Taiwanese man died and two others were injured in Taipei on Thursday when scaffolding collapsed on the set of a movie that is being directed by American Martin Scorsese, officials said.
The seventh Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement Committee Meeting (兩岸經濟合作委員會) convened yesterday at The Grand Hotel, with Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Deputy Secretary-General Shih Hui-fen (施惠芬).
Once the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes live, Taiwan has to join immediately afterward or it may be excluded from the trade bloc for another three to five years, said Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) yesterday.
Taipei City passed a proposal to hike Greater Taipei taxi rates by 14 percent yesterday after the committee's fifth and final meeting since starting discussions in May 2014.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that both Taiwan and China could consider the possibilities of expanding the Taipei-Shanghai City Forum into an annual cross-strait forum, to which Chinese authorities once again reiterated the so-called “1992 Consensus.”
With all the changes implemented within the Kuomintang (KMT) since former Chairman Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) resignation, the recent announcement of KMT Chairman Eric Chu's (朱立倫) upcoming role as the party's think tank chairman can also be added to the long list of ongoing modifications.
An approaching cold air mass is likely to bring the mercury down in northern and northeastern Taiwan from Friday, and increasing moisture is expected to cause showers in those regions, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Thursday to get their infants and young children vaccinated against pertussis as more cases are being found in Taiwan, many in family clusters.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) said Tuesday it now counts Japan as its 54th market worldwide for selling its smartphones by teaming up with Japanese major bookseller BOOKOFF Corp.
Two Taiwanese films — “Paradise in Service” (軍中樂園) and “Thanatos, Drunk” (醉.生夢死) — will be screened at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place Feb. 5-15.