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Friday, August 29, 2014
Taiwan -- IETO honors 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia
The Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO) yesterday celebrated the 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia at Grand Hyatt Taipei, with invited guests including the Minister of Foreign Affairs David Y. L. Lin (林永樂).
A second Basic Wage Deliberation Committee meeting is slated to be held today with a better chance of companies dispatching representatives to attend.
A woodpecker going after a worm was the analogy President Ma Ying-jeou used Thursday in his first direct comment to the press on the removal of Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀), who was forced to resign mid-month on allegations that he leaked secrets.
Less than 100 days away from the seven-in-one elections, both pan-green and blue candidates have been feeding the public their political plans lest they land the coveted position, with the Kuomintang's (KMT) Sean Lien (連勝文) focusing on a new public housing policy and pan-green Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) touting new YouBike routes.
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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯), together with KTV operators and songwriters, held a public hearing yesterday calling for the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) to revise Article 64 of the Copyright Law.
Shares of Addcn Technology Co. (數字科技), one of Taiwan's online trading platform operators, plunged Thursday after several executives of the company were indicted in connection with alleged illegal activities by the company, dealers said.
Taiwan -- Bureau launches project to save eroding Queen's Head
The Tourism Bureau began preparations Thursday for repairs on the iconic Queen's Head rock formation at Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei, in a bid to protect the popular tourist attraction from further erosion.
Acer Inc. (宏碁) said Thursday it has established a venture capital fund to seek out long-term investments that will strengthen its technology development and promise good financial returns.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會), Taiwan's top financial regulator, expects the number of small businesses registered on the local incubation board to hit 300 in four years.
Gross national wealth grew 5.6 percent over 2012 to end at NT$197.5 trillion (US$6.6 trillion), thanks largely to rising land values, according to the latest data from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處).
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