Thursday, December 12, 2013
Four Kaohsiung City councilors yesterday urged the local government to seek NT$3.7 billion in compensation from Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, 日月光) Inc. for dumping wastewater containing strong acids and heavy metals from its K7 facility in Kaohsiung City into the Hou-chin River., 1 Comment
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday that King Pu-tsung (金溥聰), Taiwan's de facto envoy to the U.S., had returned to handle a long-standing Taiwan-U.S. project, countering claims by local reports that King had returned to secure a high-ranking U.S. official's visit.
Shares of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. fell yesterday morning as investors decided to lock in gains a day after the contract electronics maker announced record sales for November, dealers said.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署) yesterday ruled that a second round of assessment is required on amusement park development plan by a subsidiary of the Uni-President conglomerate (統一).
“Jade Master” Soofeen Hu (胡焱榮) is suspected to have been using a fake passport to enter and leave Taiwan more than 800 times., 2 Comments
Air raid alert sirens across Taiwan sounded for fifteen seconds yesterday morning, causing a brief scare for residents shocked by the blaring sound that turned out to have been activated by mistake.
The Presidential Office yesterday denied claims published in a report by a local magazine that President Ma Ying-jeou had tracked Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng's (王金平) private schedule to gain political advantage.
In response to the wave of drug advertisements published in the media boasting lethargic effects which may be used to allow offenders to sexually take advantage of others, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently launched an investigation into the merchants behind the ads.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah instructed relevant government departments Wednesday to fix all population problems incurred by a low birthrate and fast-aging society within one year, saying that the problems are taking a toll on Taiwan's national competitiveness.
Taipei had the highest birthrate among Taiwan's five special municipalities in both 2011 and 2012, as well as in the first 11 months of the year, an achievement attributed to the city's successful incentives aimed at encouraging citizens to bear children.