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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Taiwan's top two LCD panel makers AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達) and Innolux Corp. (群創) were upbeat Wednesday on the prospects for their shipments of large panels in the second half of 2014, citing strong demand for TVs and laptops.
Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said yesterday that the ruling party began tallying its assets since 2000, and up until July this year, it has relinquished 216 pieces of real estate.
Officials in the Presidential Office yesterday called predictions that Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) would step down over the removal of his deputy “ludicrous.”
Bowei Lee (李謀偉), chairman and chief executive officer of embattled LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工), was released on NT$20 million (US$666,882) bail late Tuesday after being listed as a potential defendant in the deadly gas explosions that rocked Kaohsiung at the end of July.
A Taichung police officer was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison, suspended for two years, for publishing offensive posts on his Facebook page that included cursing activists taking part in a massive protest rally between March and April against Taiwan's trade-in-services agreement with China.
The governor of Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan is scheduled to visit Taiwan in early September to discuss advancing exchanges between his prefecture and Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Pan-green Taipei mayoral nominee Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday promised to boost security and public order in Taipei City by recruiting more security staff and putting up a greater number of security cameras after his Kuomintang (KMT) counterpart Sean Lien (連勝文) made a similar announcement.
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Taiwan -- Military holds ceremony for the spirits of ROC WWII soldiers
Military personnel, officials, and long-retired service personnel gathered at the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei Wednesday for a special ceremony to “welcome home” the spirits of tens of thousands of Republic of China soldiers who died fighting in Myanmar in World War II.
Taiwan's top tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) came into the final Grand Slam event of the year playing well, but fatigue and a hot Spaniard made his stay in the men's singles draw a short one.
The Tainan District Prosecutors Office prosecuted another 79 people yesterday over the sale of water-injected meat to the military following legal action taken against 14 offenders in June.
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