Friday, April 18, 2014
The Taipei City Government hotline received a call Wednesday from an unknown male who held a 20-second conversation in which he threatened to assassinate the president prior to hanging up.
Ruling party and opposition legislators yesterday lashed out at each other over the high school course adjustment at a public hearing.
Saturday will mark the beginning of a series of events centered on birds of prey to coincide with the peak of their migration season, offering a rare look at grey-faced buzzards and Chinese sparrow hawks.
Environmentally minded organizations will set up a “green market” of 60 booths over the weekend to encourage sustainable consumption ahead of Earth Day, organizers said Thursday.
Taiwan had more than 340,000 public servants as of the end of 2013, the highest number since 2005, according to government data released yesterday.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official recently reminded New Taipei citizens that only first-time applicants can file for R.O.C. passports at the city's household registration offices.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Supreme Court yesterday finalized former Navy Captain Kuo Li-heng's (郭力恆) verdict, ruling that Kuo should serve 15 years in prison, pay a fine of NT$200 million and return NT$10.4 billion in illegal income to the country over the procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France in the 1990s.1 Comment
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that he is prepared to engage in a debate with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leadership anytime over the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement.1 Comment
A Wednesday luncheon in Yunnan Province between top Taiwanese and Chinese negotiators closed without discussion of the stalled trade-in-services pact, an apparent indication that concerns in Taiwan over the pact have not hampered cross-strait exchanges, a spokesman said later in the day.
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Taipei City Police Department said yesterday it is scheduled to summon student activist Hung Chung-yen (洪崇晏) today for questioning over the demonstration outside of the Zhongzheng First Police Precinct on April 11.2 Comments