Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The National Senior High School Teacher's Union (NSHSTU, 全國高級中等學校教育產業工會) yesterday gathered outside of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to petition to make the current English listening tests no longer an entry requirement for local universities but a reference criterion instead.
The opposition is using “stalling tactics” on major economic legislation that are aimed at “bringing down the government,” Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday, asking business leaders to “tell the people how Taiwan is losing its ability to compete.”
The main suspect in a shooting spree by Philippine Coast Guard officers that killed a Taiwanese fisherman in May 2013 did not show up at a pre-trial hearing in the Philippines' Batanes Province on Monday.
Taiwan won eight awards in the 11th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), held in Sochi, Russia Nov. 21-23, according to the Taipei-based Esun Robot Association, a non-governmental organization devoted to the promotion of robot education.
South Korea's King Sejong Institute began offering standard Korean language education in Taiwan yesterday for those interested in Korean culture, the Korea Tourism Organization's (KTO's) Taipei Office announced.
Jhutian Elementary School in Pingtung County held a memorial ceremony Monday for a deceased Japanese woman in recognition of her love and support for the southern Taiwanese school over the past 33 years.
Taiwan's industrial production index rose to a single month high in October because of big gains in construction and manufacturing, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday.
A candidate for a Kaohsiung city government seat in the Nov. 29 elections crashed his car into Kaohsiung City Hall Monday to protest what he described as the local government's making things difficult for members of his family.
Taiwan and Germany have increased the annual quota for their reciprocal working holiday program to 300 people from each side, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday staged a parade event to gather support on the final weekend before the election unfolds on the evening of Nov. 29.