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Sunday, October 4, 2015
Flour bleaching agents containing sulfur dioxide and the preservative benzoic acid were found to exceed legal limits in wet flour products yesterday, with more investigations still to be carried out, announced the Food and Drug Administration, yesterday (FDA, 食藥署).
Saturday, October 3, 2015
The agriculture minister said yesterday that the government should support domestic industries hurt by trade liberalization, but not by maintaining import barriers.
The Ministry of Labor warned Friday that the consumption of dog or cat meat is a violation of the Animal Protection Act, in the wake of reports that some foreign workers in Taiwan have killed dogs or cats for their meat.
Tainan City Councilor Wang Ding-yu (王定宇) labeled Taiwanese-born singer Michael Huang (黃安) a "shameless bastard" and a "dictator's accomplice" among other accusations, yesterday, accusing him of alerting Xiamen government officials about comments made by a Taiwan independence activist.
Taiwan's Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) topped Ho Kwan Kit of Hong Kong 4-1 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the men's singles at the 2015 ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Ninety-nine percent of Taiwanese people have not called in during TV political talk shows, while 95 percent of them have not participated in protests within the past year, according to a recent poll, titled "The State of Social Participation," conducted by the National Development Council (NDC, 國發會).
The U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2015 will run from Oct. 4-6 in Williamsburg in the eastern U.S. state of Virginia, and the discussions will be centered on bilateral defense cooperation, Taiwan's indigenous submarine program and potential submarine sales to Taiwan.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Latest TIFA talks 'productive': US
The latest round of trade talks between Taiwan and the U.S. under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) made much ground in a number of areas on its first day, yesterday, but both sides have yet to reach consensus on issues such as U.S. pork imports, said a U.S. trade official.
Chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Eric Chu said Thursday that it is "a fact that the KMT is not united," adding that party members should face next January's important elections together.
Education Minister Wu Se-hwa said Thursday that it is impossible for Taiwan to increase its budget for higher education in the short term and that universities have to think about how to solicit more funding themselves.
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