Friday, October 2, 2015
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.1 Comment
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.2 Comments
The Air Force Academy's AT-3 trainers have been put back into service, just over a week after they were grounded following a deadly crash of one of the aircraft, the Air Force confirmed Thursday.
According to the latest report from the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (OST), Taiwanese stare at electronic screens for 8.4 hours on average per day, compared with 5.3 hours recorded in 2007.
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of summer in May has reached 18,879, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The head of the Ministry of Culture (MOC, 文化部), Hung Meng-chi (洪孟啟), tendered his resignation yesterday to the Executive Yuan (行政院) over controversy surrounding government grants.1 Comment
Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) said Wednesday that the ministry has "ammunition ready" to grapple with a possible situation of massive unpaid furloughs for local employees.1 Comment
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) attempted yesterday to dispel speculation that presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) would be replaced, with a gathering of party and business stalwarts.
The Cabinet-level Veterans Affairs Council (VAC, 退輔會) Minister Tung Hsiang-lung (董翔龍) yesterday apologized to lawmakers over his previous remarks that said opposition legislators who cut VAC annual budget are "assholes"(混蛋).2 Comments