Monday, March 10, 2014
In a speech yesterday, Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) laid out 25 guidelines for new members of the Cabinet following its sudden reshuffle in late February, emphasizing that the Cabinet will not tolerate tattletales.
Despite the fact that the central government does not have a budget for affordable housing construction, local governments may construct that type of housing for its residents by build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects or by raising the construction budget, Interior Deputy Minister Hsiao Chia-chi (蕭家淇) said yesterday.
Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih and National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming admitted Sunday they were poor at communicating with the media amid calls by the head of the Cabinet for agency chiefs to communicate better.
Several labor groups, including Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan, held a press conference at the Ministry of Labor yesterday, where they argued that workers employed in the homecare and nursing sector should enjoy the minimum wage protection afforded to other labor forces.
Effective today, prices of diesel declined by NT$0.2, while prices of gasoline remained the same, according to domestic oil refineries.
Entertainers from Taiwan and South Korea will take part in a charity baseball game in Taichung on March 16, as part of a collaborative effort with Taiwan's Tourism Bureau to promote travel through sports exchanges.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
The brother of a Taiwanese woman who was on board a Malaysia Airlines flight that has disappeared said Saturday afternoon that his family was hoping for the best.
At least 100,000 people from eight cities and counties took to the streets to demand that the government stop using nuclear power immediately, environmental protection organizations announced yesterday., 2 Comments
The founder of the hotpot restaurant chain Tripodking yesterday apologized to the public and asked for a second chance in the wake of a number of violations to health and advertising laws for its problematic food ingredients.