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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Taiwan -- Executive Yuan's food safety office opens
The Executive Yuan's new food safety office officially opened yesterday, staffed with prosecutors to speed up the process of rooting out tainted food production.
Vietnam's Department of Trade and Industry has formed an inter-agency team to check on a Vietnam-based trading company embroiled in the latest cooking oil scandal in Taiwan.
The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (HKCFS) called for consumers to stop eating four brands of Taiwanese pork floss yesterday, as the products are made with Cheng-I's (正義) tainted cooking oil.
Taiwan -- Hong Kong recalls Taiwanese food products over most recent oil scandal
The Legislature yesterday passed the first reading of the National Health Insurance Act amendment, which called for National Health Insurance (NHI) coverage for mainland Chinese students studying in Taiwan.
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Taiwan -- CommonWealth Magazine honors top firms
CommonWealth Magazine (天下雜誌) yesterday highlighted the nation's most renowned enterprises with the 20th edition of the Most Admired Company in Taiwan award.
Average regular monthly wages in Taiwan's non-farm sector rose 1.63 percent from a year earlier to NT$38,076 (US$1,257), the highest level on record, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday.
Thanks to friendly locals, an affordable cost of living and decent health care, Taiwan is ranked as the eighth most popular destination among global expats, based on the Expat Explorer Report 2014 released by HSBC.
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A Taiwanese fishing vessel was looted by armed pirates in international waters east of the southern Philippines on Tuesday but there were no casualties, the boat owner said Wednesday.
Taiwanese bestselling writer and film director Giddens Ko (九把刀) admitted Wednesday that he has cheated on his girlfriend after he was photographed entering a motel with another woman.
Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan said Wednesday that more than 6,000 dengue fever cases have been reported there so far this year, the highest number in the country.
  
  
  
  
  
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