Thursday, October 30, 2014
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) said Wednesday that senior civil servants and officials whose work is related to national security will be barred from pursuing advanced studies in China, effective Thursday.
Taiwan's defense minister declined to comment on Wednesday on a recent report that Taiwanese agents have been recruiting Chinese students studying in Taiwan to act as spies upon their return to China.
The Ministry of National Defense's (MND) recent decision to punish an Army lieutenant over an online statement in support of Taiwan independence became a topic of heated debate between lawmakers yesterday.
The Legislative Yuan announced yesterday that a proposal from Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen to increase paid paternity leave from three days to five days has passed; in addition, New Taipei City inaugurated a five-day paid “prenatal checkup leave” that the Labor Ministry has established nationwide.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA,中央健康保險署) yesterday responded to local reports that claimed that grants from the administration to hospitals have not been used as the NHIA intended.
A member of the Chinese Taipei figure roller skating team accused her coach yesterday of sexual harassment after she returned to Taipei from competing in the roller skating championships held in Paris, France. The coach, surnamed Yang, denied the accusation of harassment. Yang said that everything was a misunderstanding.
Taiwan maintains good relations with the United States, China and Japan, but its maneuvering space has been squeezed due to the competition and misgivings among the three, a former National Security Council (NSC ，國安會) head said Wednesday.
The organizer of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship said it hopes the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour will be a springboard to greater success on the international stage for Taiwanese golfers.
Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin was not at his best during Tuesday's season opener against his former team the Houston Rockets as his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center turned into a large-margin defeat of 108 to 90.
The management of Formosa Plastics Corporation's (FPC, 台塑) Liu Ching (六輕) factory yesterday said an accident that resulted in three factory workers being injured on Oct. 21 was not an explosion but was caused by the carelessness of contract workers.