Friday, April 17, 2015
The Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) announced yesterday that it will continue to push forward amending regulations on setting up and managing farms, and is preparing to launch a nationwide conference at the beginning of May in order to tackle the issue and ban illegally constructed farms.
A former chief of the Taipei City Government's Finance Department yesterday fired back at allegations that the administration of then-Mayor Ma Ying-jeou benefited Farglory Construction Co. in the bidding process for the Taipei Dome.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) officially declared her candidacy for the 2016 presidential race on Wednesday, emphasizing she would participate in "the Republic of China's (R.O.C.) next presidential election on behalf of the DPP."
CNN on Wednesday picked eight restaurants that it said serves the best beef noodles in Taipei, a city that it noted has an annual festival devoted to the dish.
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Stornaway was planning new compensation measures for buyers of its rose tea after they were found to contain pesticide residues, said company representative Chen Yu-hui (陳玉惠) yesterday., 1 Comment
The largest Japan tourism expo Taiwan has ever seen will kick off Friday and is expected to attract 80,000 people, organizers said Thursday.
A new distance-based electronic toll system implemented last year has created significant savings in time for those using the country's Freeway No. 1, the National Freeway Bureau said Thursday.
EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, said Thursday it will add more flights to its Taiwan-Singapore route starting June 21 to expand its transit services to Southeast Asian countries.
Italy's Chamber of Deputies passed legislation Wednesday aimed at avoiding double taxation with Taiwan.
Former Changhua Magistrate Cho Po-yuan (卓伯源) declared he would file a lawsuit against a prosecutor of the Changhua District Prosecutors Office, (CDPO, 彰化地檢署) Chu Jian-fu (朱健福), at the Legislative Yuan yesterday afternoon accusing him of initiating an unlawful search of his residence and leaking confidential information to the press afterwards.
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The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) announced today that it has made progress on 14 of the issues that were raised in its 2015 Position Papers.
Japanese food imports must enclose a certificate of origin and radiation residue test results issued by authorized agencies in order to be cleared for import to Taiwan, announced the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛福部) yesterday, saying the new regulations are set to take effect on May 15.
Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai could visit Taiwan, possibly as early as August this year, said a government-funded foundation that has invited the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner to the country.
Taiwan and the Kingdom of Swaziland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on anti-terrorism, immigration affairs and the prevention of human trafficking, Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Thursday.