Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday announced that it will propose two thresholds for its free education policy, to be based on either the number of children in each family or on household income.
The biggest worry for Taiwanese junior high school students is their performance in school, with 60 percent saying their grades are not good enough, according to the results of a survey released by a children's rights group yesterday.
Taiwan and the Philippines may have agreed on preliminary steps to avoid violence in fishing disputes, but Taiwanese fishing boats intruding in Philippine waters will still be arrested, the head of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) said yesterday.
Taiwanese fishermen and three nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) filed a class action suit against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Taiwan Monday for Japan's violation of Taiwan's territorial sovereignty and fishing rights.
Visiting Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina yesterday received an honorary doctorate degree from National Defense University (NDU, 國防大學) in recognition of his contribution to his country's national defense and to bilateral military exchanges.
Asus Chairman Jerry Shih yesterday pledged that the company will continue to innovate and take the road less traveled in facing the challenges of the declining PC sector.
Shares in Taiwan closed higher Monday after trading within a narrow range, with large cap stocks such as two units of the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) and Largan Precision Co.outperforming the broader market.
EVA Airways Corp., the nation's second-largest airline, will release a commercial in more than 80 countries to promote its services after it becomes a full member of the Star Alliance on Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou Monday expressed hope that Chunghwa Telecom, in addition to establishing cloud-based facilities, can also become one of the worlds' premier telecommunications service provider through competitive pricing.
Taipei has ranked 26th in the 2013 Club Sandwich Index, making it one of the most affordable travel destinations around the world, according to Hotels.com, an online hotel reservations service.