Sunday, August 31, 2014
With the nation's several power plants facing retirement and the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant being sealed, the government is likely to implement electricity rationing in 2021, said Economics Minister Woody Duh Tyzz-Jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday.
Ketamine busts have been on the rise in Taiwan, accompanying a fast expansion of the population of drug users, a government report has revealed.
Taiwan plans to spend NT$74.8 billion (US$2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) heightened a health advisory against travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Saturday from “watch” to “alert” on concern over the continued spread of the Ebola virus.
The local food industry said Saturday that the proposal to hike the minimum wage is expected to have little impact on the sector's operations as most food producers already offer higher pay.
The upcoming split of former world No. 1 tennis stars Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China is “not a big deal and can serve as a new opportunity for both,” Hsieh's father said Saturday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said it will soon expand an online reservation service to passport-applicants at the ministry's four branch offices nationwide.
Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said yesterday that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwomen Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be held responsible for the current breakdown of Legislature proceedings.
The government will team up with the private sector on NT$130 billion worth of urban renewal, port construction, land development and other government projects in 2015.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Labor and employers' representatives arrived at a consensus to raise the monthly minimum wage by NT$735 to reach NT$20,008, while the minimum hourly wages will be raised from NT$115 to NT$120, effective July next year.