Saturday, October 18, 2014
A Nigerian man who made a stopover in Taiwan on Tuesday, Oct. 14 has tested negative for the Ebola virus after he arrived in China showing symptoms, Taiwanese health officials said Friday, citing information received from China.
Taiwan has confirmed that Economics Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) will attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) financial summit slated for Oct. 21-22 in Beijing.
Gasoline prices in Taiwan are expected to see major declines next week as international crude oil prices continue falling amid concerns of oversupply.
Taiwan said Friday that the visits by Japanese congressmen to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo earlier in the day were regrettable and would not contribute to regional development.
President Ma Ying-jeou has designated Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) as his envoy to attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI at the Vatican on Sunday.
A United Kingdom food and drink promotional campaign was launched by the de facto UK embassy in Taiwan yesterday to introduce trademark British food products to local customers in the hope of changing Taiwanese stereotypes of British food.
The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ruled in favor of freezing the bank accounts of Andrew Wang (汪傳浦), the Taiwanese arms broker implicated in a corruption scandal dating back to the 1991 procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France, Taiwan said Friday.
Although smartphone camera lens supplier Largan (大立光) Precision Co. reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter on Thursday, its share price faced heavy downward pressure on the local main board throughout Friday trading, dealers said.
Kiribati has admitted to some problems in its internal management of aid funds received from Taiwan earlier this year and has promised to soon explain what has happened to the money, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late Thursday.
Taishin International Bank (台新銀行) recently became the first bank in Taiwan to concurrently team up with four third-party payment service providers, as the bank readies itself to make headway in the payment business.