Thursday, February 4, 2016
The day before Chinese New Year will be dry and cool, but temperatures are set to warm throughout most of the week-long holiday, according to a private weather forecasting agency.
Wang Chung-yi, director general of the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau, will lead a delegation to Indonesia in early March to promote cooperation between the two countries to combat transnational crime.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Wednesday that Taiwan and Japan are still in the early stages of discussion on a proposal to restore a pre-clearance system, and that no final decision on the proposal has yet been made.
Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines on Wednesday called on nationals to be on alert after a Taiwanese woman was recently doped and robbed during travel to the Southeast Asian country.
The U.S. dollar rose against the New Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.128 to close at the day's high of NT$33.808 in reflection of a looming foreign fund exodus, marking the fourth consecutive session in which the U.S. currency moved higher here, dealers said.
The government is "highly concerned" about a case Philippines has brought against China in an international court in which it argues that the land features comprising the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea are not islands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said.
Several environmental groups in Changhua County called on the county government Tuesday to immediately designate a section of coastline in the county as a world-grade national wetland and devote more efforts to ecological and environmental protection there.
Equity investors in Taiwan suffered average losses of almost NT$410,000 (US$12,130) during the Year of the Goat, amid concerns over a slowing global economy and volatility in global financial markets, according to statistics released Wednesday.
A new highly pathogenic strain of the H5N2 avian influenza virus has hit a chicken farm in Changhua County, bringing the number of poultry farms around Taiwan affected by the strain of avian flu to 15 since the beginning of this year, the Council of Agriculture (COA) reported Wednesday.
A passenger who hid NT$2.9 million on his person and his carry-on bag was caught by police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday when trying to smuggle the cash out of the country, according to airport police.