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Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
Taiwan -- COA distributes NT$560 mil. in subsidies
The Council of Agriculture's (COA, 農委會) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced yesterday that in order to support farmers hurt by the recent bird flu epidemic, the central government will subsidize 95 percent of farmers' losses in the five most affected counties: Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan and Pingtung. The remaining 5 percent will be covered by local governments. In other counties, the COA will subsidize 90 percent and local governments will cover the remaining 10 percent.
Taipei City Government spokesperson Lin Ho-ming (林鶴明) yesterday reiterated the fact that city officials received a phone call threatening the personal safety of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
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A new 1,000-ton vessel yesterday was commissioned by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in Kaohsiung to boost the nation's capability for sea patrols and rescue missions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is optimistic on signing an agreement on marine patrol cooperation with the Philippines in the first quarter of this year to prevent future fishing incidents in overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs), an official said yesterday.
Taiwanese companies will not be able to easily satisfy their human resources needs given the slow wage increases in the country, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT).
Production in Taiwan on Martin Scorsese's new film “Silence” will not be halted despite a fatal accident on the film's set Thursday, a Taiwanese member of the film crew said that day.
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