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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Kuomintang Legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) submitted a petition to Taiwan's Constitutional Court on Tuesday requesting a constitutional interpretation on a proposal to change the voting age.
Taiwan -- Outrage over light sentence in ASE toxic dumping case
As Premier Jiang Yi-hua stated his acceptance of the Kaohsiung District Court's decision, outrage is rising in other quarters over the inadequate punitive measures imposed on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Officials given 1 month to probe food makers
President Ma Ying-jeou called another national security meeting yesterday afternoon, inviting the heads of national security, investigation, police and intelligence to deliberate the food safety issue and follow up on the latest progress in the food safety office, which is expected to be registered as an official government organization this Wednesday.
Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court yesterday issued sentences to Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE, 日月光) management staff for intentionally leaking industrial waste into the Hou-chin River. The light nature of the sentences provoked protest from both environmental groups and government officials.
To deal with the recent oil scandal, the Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday established an interim agency to reinforce efforts to track the distribution of 43,000 tons of animal feed oil exported from a Vietnam-based trading company.
Hsuan Chuang University College of Social Sciences Dean Shih Chao-hui (釋昭慧) said that public attacks on the Tzu Chi (慈濟) organization following the boycott of Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) aim to destroy Tzu Chi and blaspheme against Buddhism.
Taiwan set a new single-month record for export orders in September because of strong demand for electronic and communications devices, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs figures released Monday.
Lawmakers yesterday urged the cabinet-level Veterans Affairs Council (VAC, 退輔會) to check the identities of R.O.C. veterans currently living in mainland China to make sure no Chinese nationals have defrauded veterans' pensions.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently warned locals of a job interview scam that many users of the popular free messaging service WeChat have fallen victim to.
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William A. Stanton, former director of the Taipei office of the American Institute in Taiwan, has been named interim senior vice president for Global Affairs at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), widely regarded as one of Taiwan's top schools.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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