Thursday, December 18, 2014
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) said yesterday at the Kuomintang (KMT) weekly Central Standing Committee meeting that the MAC would like to strengthen exchanges between Taiwan and China through Taiwanese youth, grassroots groups and locals.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (經濟部) announced Wednesday that it will stop supplying water needed to irrigate the first plantings of rice paddies in two parts of Taiwan because of the mounting water shortage around the country.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final anti-dumping decision on Taiwan's solar product exporters, concluding that Taiwanese companies sold products at unfairly low prices in the U.S. market.
The United States is committed to helping Taiwan defend itself and is serious about that commitment, a U.S. State Department official said Tuesday when asked about the impact of a potential frigate sale to Taiwan on relations with China.
Restrictions on naturalization could be relaxed considerably after a draft amendment to the Nationality Act passed an initial screening by a legislative committee on Wednesday, opening up for the first time the possibility of dual nationality for some foreign immigrants to Taiwan., 3 Comments
China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) received the Global Traveler magazine's “Best Airline in North Asia” recognition once again, a testimony that the airline's hardware upgrade has won the consumers' approval.
Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) was once again named the top Taiwanese global brand for the year on an annual list released Wednesday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
All offices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will be closed on Dec. 25-26, 2014, in observance of Christmas Day, according to an AIT press release.
Students at Nanhua University who study thanatology — the science of death — received a gift of an environmentally friendly paper coffin Wednesday.