Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) confirmed yesterday that Taiwan's National Day fireworks will be held in Taichung City as planned, with the city promising to make this a wonderful event.
Taiwan's TransAsia Airways (復興航空) said Monday its president Chooi Yee-Chong (徐以聰) had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people.
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東), who was recently held in a detention center in Beijing for 14 days for marijuana use, yesterday was released without bail after a two-hour questioning session at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO).
President Ma Ying-jeou said Monday that the Republic of China plays a “very important role” in the South China Sea and “will not be absent” from any future international negotiations regarding the territorial disputes there.
Epistar Corp., (晶元光電) one of Taiwan's leading LED chip suppliers, said Monday that a deal to acquire a smaller Taiwanese rival — Formosa Epitaxy Inc. — is aimed at expanding its production capacity to meet rising demand in 2015.
The Next TV Labor Union (壹電視工會) and many of its supporters gathered in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) yesterday, protesting that ERA Communications Inc. (ERA) did not fulfill the promises it made last year before acquiring Next TV. The group also demanded that the National Communication Commission (NCC) investigate the issue.
China's military is capable of seizing Taiwan-held islands near the mainland and taking over islets in the disputed South China Sea area, but cannot yet launch a full scale attack on Taiwan proper, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday said the alleged leaking of confidential information by former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) is a single case, stressing that it does not mean the mechanism of cross-strait communication should be questioned.
Taipower (台電) Chairman Huang Jung-chiou (黃重球) yesterday announced the company's request to form a floating price index to better reflect the cost of fuel consumed when producing energy.
Research conducted by Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH, 台北榮民總醫院) has shown that patients suffering from narrowing of the carotid artery may also suffer from mild dementia, a condition recognizable by dizziness and minor amnesia.