Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Miaoli Distirct Court yesterday ruled that student activist Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) must pay a fine of NT$10,000 for throwing a shoe that hit Miaoli Magistrate Liu Cheng-hung (劉政鴻) over the controversial Dapu demolitions in 2013.
The husband of a woman who gave birth to a preterm infant in South Korea yesterday rejected claims that he and his wife are well-off. The couple, surnamed Meng, traveled to South Korea in February, and the wife, who was seven months pregnant at the time, had an accident which led to the premature birth of her daughter.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) recently detected excess metal in two batches of astragali shipped from mainland China. The ministry has requested that the batches be returned and that inspection rates for the industry's future imports be increased.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) recently announced that it is considering shortening the time limit of Catastrophic Illness Cards (CIC) in the future, to lessen the pressure on the National Health Insurance system.
About 80 percent of Chinese medicine from mainland China that was discovered to have Western pharmaceutical ingredients contained aphrodisiacs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Bao-ji (陳保基) yesterday during the cabinet's weekly meeting defended the Free Economic Pilot Zones (FEPZs) program against Kaohsiung and Tainan deputy mayors' criticisms, saying that people should read through the draft bill on the FEPZs before criticizing it.
The Consumers' Foundation (CF) said yesterday that although customs duty for New Zealand-imported infant formula has been reduced to zero, there has actually been a price increase of the products in Taiwan.
The Executive Yuan yesterday passed amendments to the Employment Services Act to allow certain international teachers and professors to accept offers to give speeches from private and public universities in the future without the burden of acquiring a work permit.
Hundreds of football fans stayed up early Thursday to watch a World Cup semi-final and cheer for Argentina or the Netherlands at restaurants and bars in Taipei.
The latest trailer about the production of French director Luc Besson's latest action thriller “Lucy” was released by Universal Pictures yesterday.