Sunday, December 21, 2014
Hsinchu's mayor-elect has vowed to clamp down on the city's illegal structures after two girls were killed in a fire that swept through their illegally built home.
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, has ranked as one of the totally “unexpected and affordable” destinations travelers want to visit in 2015, according to the U.S.-based online business news service Main Street.
The most exciting celestial event in Taiwan next year will be two meteor showers and a total lunar eclipse, part of which can be seen on the island, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Saturday.
Over 40,000 runners from Taiwan and abroad are set to test their mettle in Sunday's Taipei Fubon Marathon, the country's biggest running event of the year.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that a former head of Taiwan's defense mission in the United States who was previously transferred back to Taiwan will be given a new post soon.
A fishing boat captain has died and two other crew members remain unaccounted for after their vessel hit rocks in waters off Taiwan's northern coast and capsized late Friday, the Coast Guard said.
Outgoing Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin yesterday declined to disclose his next move after completing his eight-year mayoral stint amid persistent speculation about his chances of running in the 2016 presidential election.
In November, Taisun Enterprise Co. Chairman Chan Yueh-lin pointed to the lack of self-regulation in the private sector as one of the main reasons behind the food safety problems that have rocked the confidence of consumers in Taiwan and abroad.
The airport tax departing passengers must pay at Taiwan's airports will rise to NT$500 (US$16) from the current NT$300 starting next April, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Saturday.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over 40,000 kilograms of bean products that contain the unapproved chemical agent dimethyl yellow have been recalled.