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Friday, January 30, 2015
An approaching cold air mass is likely to bring the mercury down in northern and northeastern Taiwan from Friday, and increasing moisture is expected to cause showers in those regions, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Thursday to get their infants and young children vaccinated against pertussis as more cases are being found in Taiwan, many in family clusters.
Taiwan -- COA distributes NT$560 mil. in subsidies
The Council of Agriculture's (COA, 農委會) Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced yesterday that in order to support farmers hurt by the recent bird flu epidemic, the central government will subsidize 95 percent of farmers' losses in the five most affected counties: Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi, Tainan and Pingtung. The remaining 5 percent will be covered by local governments. In other counties, the COA will subsidize 90 percent and local governments will cover the remaining 10 percent.
A new 1,000-ton vessel yesterday was commissioned by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in Kaohsiung to boost the nation's capability for sea patrols and rescue missions.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently issued a warning to Taiwanese nationals against the so-called 419 scams that have conned thousands of victims around the world for years.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Taiwan -- Ting Hsin owner out on NT$100 mil. bail
The Taipei District Court yesterday released former Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) Chairman Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) on bail of NT$100 million after Wei was detained and indicted for alleged fraud and using inedible oil in cooking oil as well as food products.
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Taiwan -- Chan eager for new shot at Grand Slam title
Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) moved to within one match of her first Grand Slam title on Wednesday after she and China's Zheng Jie (鄭潔) steamrolled through their women's doubles semifinal at the Australian Open.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) responded yesterday to KMT Legislator Hsu Hsin-ying's (徐欣瑩) announcement of his departure from the party by saying that “leaving may not be the best road.”
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The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced its newest ground rules for the development of cross-strait relationship, said the party's China Affairs Committee (CAC) director Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟).
The Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部) reiterated yesterday they will not allow any government-invested banks to extend repayment dates for Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團) regarding billions of New Taiwan dollars in loans that are due this year and the next.
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