Monday, August 18, 2014
A unit of Taiwan's representative office in the United States has dismissed accusations that it was trying to prevent a key figure in a student-led movement from speaking in the U.S. at its facility.
Taiwan's close economic relations with China are a reflection of its integral role in the global supply chain, a role that should not be politicized, a local economist said Saturday.
The head of the Taiwanese foundation that manages the Tang Prize, a new award that has been touted as the “Asian Nobel Prize,” said Saturday he would not rule out the possibility of some Tang Prize events being held in China in the future.
Four elementary students from Taitung County on the eastern coast of Taiwan won two gold and two bronze medals in the final competition of the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) that concluded last week.
Famous Taiwanese mountaineers Huang Wen-chen (黃文辰), Lu Chung-han (呂忠翰) and Chang Yuan-chih (張元植) conquered the infamous Broad Peak of the Karakoram Mountain Range between Pakistan, India and China on July 24, marking the first time a Taiwanese team has successfully reached the top of Broad Peak.
Taiwanese bands, including Mayday, rocked the audience at this year's Summer Sonic music festival on Saturday in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka.
Taiwan's unemployment rate stood at 3.92 percent in June, the lowest for the month of June since 2001, though the jobless rate in July might rise to above 4 percent, according to a local forecasting website.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) recently warned Taiwanese of a recent investment scam that has already conned more than 16 victims out of a total of NT$13 million.
Taiwan won the 2014 Junior League World Series championship in Taylor, Michigan on Saturday local time, beating a Texas U.S. baseball team 9 to 1.
China Airlines (CAL) has won several prizes in the Wines on the Wing 2014 competition organized by Global Traveler magazine.