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Friday, November 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Incumbent Tainan Mayor William Lai hopes to continue improving his city
With a considerable lead in the polls over his opponent, William Lai's (賴清德) campaign efforts thus far have been minimal against Kuomintang (KMT) nominee Huang Hsiu-shuang (黃秀霜), with the incumbent mayor emphasizing that his duties regarding Tainan remain his first priority regardless of the election.
About 51,000 foreign laborers arrived in Taiwan between January and October, and the total number of foreign workers has risen to over 540,000 as of October, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
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Hon Hai Group (鴻海集團), the world's largest contract electronics maker, signed an agreement Thursday with its flat panel subsidiary Innolux Corp. (群創) to invest more than NT$80 billion (US$2.59 billion) to set up a flat screen production base in Kaohsiung to improve the group's global competitive edge in the sector.
Taiwan -- Hon Hai, Innolux set to invest over NT$80 billion in flat panel factory
If Taiwan continues to have the same low birth rate as in recent years until 2060, the senior population will be 4.4 times that of children, which could have huge societal consequences, the National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center (CFRC) said yesterday.
National Development Council (國發會) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) said Thursday that his just concluded visit to the United States was a trip to show Taiwan's determination to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the United Nations Nov. 20, 1989, was officially implemented in Taiwan Thursday, the Cabinet announced that day.
Taiwan has not given up on the possibility of holding an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in the future, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Seven years after holding 48 percent of Fusheng Group, Oaktree Capital is said to have hired an investment bank to begin a sale process to unload its investment in the world's largest golf club head maker.
An aide to former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) was sentenced to seven years in prison and had his civil rights stripped for five years by the Supreme Court Thursday for accepting bribes while in office, marking the definitive end to a case that has been making its way through the court system for eight years.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public Thursday to avoid traveling to the west African country of Mali amid an increasing number of cases of the deadly Ebola virus reported there.
  
  
  
  
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