Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday that another cold air mass will approach Taiwan on Saturday, sending temperatures plunging to lows of around 10 degrees Celsius in northern and central parts of the country.
A cold air mass in Taiwan sent snow Friday to Hehuan Mountain, one of the few peaks on the subtropical island that sees regular snow, attracting dozens of excited tourists to the central mountain, according to local authorities.
Taipei is the top tourism destination for Singaporeans to ring in the New Year, according to a survey by popular U.S. tourism website TripAdvisor.
Police in Central Taiwan said Friday they have seized around 1,500 items of counterfeit brand-name clothing, in a copyright infringement matter involving NT$10 million (US$317,864).
Animal rights groups on Friday demanded the government draft a legal amendment to put explicit restrictions on venues with animal exhibitions and performances.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), in a press conference yesterday morning after a meeting with the DPP's New Taipei City council members, asked that they support the party and vote for DPP candidates in the upcoming council chairman election or risk compromising their party membership.
South Korea's de facto embassy in Taiwan yesterday held the first-ever South Korea-Taiwan Cultural Exchange Seminar in Taipei to promote closer bilateral exchanges.
Taiwan and South Korea are now more prepared to sign economic agreements, such as investment insurance and double taxation prevention pacts, South Korea's representative to Taiwan Cho Baek-sang said yesterday.
Seven third-party payment developers yesterday said they choose the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) in the escalating battle over who writes a series of supplementary bills regulating third-party payment platforms.
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) intends to spend NT$20 billion to improve Taiwan's rural areas over the next four years, in an effort to bridge development gaps between urban and remote areas.