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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Taiwan -- ROC Navy Vice Admiral hopes for new submarines
A senior R.O.C. naval officer yesterday expressed hopes of obtaining submarines from the United States to beef up the defensive capabilities of the nation's armed forces.
Taiwan -- P-3C anti-submarine plane joins exercises for first time
A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft that the United States delivered to Taiwan's Air Force last year was used in a Han Kuang drill Wednesday for the first time, in waters off eastern Taiwan, the military said
Taiwan ranked 55th out of 135 countries in a survey of how happy people feel about their lives, ahead of other major Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea.
In a new twist to the investigation of the killing of a police detective in Taipei, witnesses said that the deceased detective had kicked one of the suspects before the fatal attack.
Fearing an inability to provide sufficient power, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has postponed Nuke 2's annual maintenance shutdown in order to ensure a steady stream of electricity.
Pan-green Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) should address all doubts targeted at him by opponents instead of shifting attention to trivial matters, said his Kuomintang (KMT) counterpart Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday.
The world's top four female golfers have confirmed they will play in the Taiwan leg of the LPGA Tour Asian swing this year, the tournament's organizer said Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Oil scandal causes NT$5 bil. loss: Duh
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday said the recent tainted oil scandal has caused an estimated loss of NT$5 billion — about 1 percent of the nation's food industry's annual revenue.
The nation's peak power use occurred at 1:42 p.m. yesterday, reaching 34,328 MW, with the operating reserve pegged at 4.56 percent, raising fears that Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will implement electricity rationing. The reserve percentage was an improvement to that of the day before, however.
A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
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