Friday, October 2, 2015
Deputy United States Trade Representative Robert Holleyman said Thursday that the U.S. welcomes Taiwan's efforts and interest in joining the U.S.-proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
Chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Eric Chu said Thursday that it is "a fact that the KMT is not united," adding that party members should face next January's important elections together.
In a plight described by some as "unseen in three decades," residents of New Taipei City's Shengkeng District (深坑區) are still living with water shortages, three days after Typhoon Dujuan (杜鵑) hit Taiwan.
Education Minister Wu Se-hwa said Thursday that it is impossible for Taiwan to increase its budget for higher education in the short term and that universities have to think about how to solicit more funding themselves.
The Air Force Academy's AT-3 trainers have been put back into service, just over a week after they were grounded following a deadly crash of one of the aircraft, the Air Force confirmed Thursday.
The United States might sell arms to Taiwan at the end of this year, said Mark Stokes, executive director of the Washington-based think tank Project 2049 Institute.
Hualien County has been rated as the happiest place to live in Taiwan, followed by Taitung County and the offshore Penghu County, according to a survey of the 2015 national happiness index.
According to the latest report from the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (OST), Taiwanese stare at electronic screens for 8.4 hours on average per day, compared with 5.3 hours recorded in 2007.
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of summer in May has reached 18,879, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Taiwan lowered its travel alert for Bangkok from "orange" to "yellow" Thursday, after the hunt for the main suspect in a deadly bombing in the Thai capital in August ended and the situation was said to have stabilized.