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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Officials in the Presidential Office yesterday called predictions that Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) would step down over the removal of his deputy “ludicrous.”
Bowei Lee (李謀偉), chairman and chief executive officer of embattled LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工), was released on NT$20 million (US$666,882) bail late Tuesday after being listed as a potential defendant in the deadly gas explosions that rocked Kaohsiung at the end of July.
Taiwan -- Military holds ceremony for the spirits of ROC WWII soldiers
Military personnel, officials, and long-retired service personnel gathered at the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei Wednesday for a special ceremony to “welcome home” the spirits of tens of thousands of Republic of China soldiers who died fighting in Myanmar in World War II.
Taiwan's top tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) came into the final Grand Slam event of the year playing well, but fatigue and a hot Spaniard made his stay in the men's singles draw a short one.
A woman from the Philippines yesterday killed herself and her young daughter after discovering that her Taiwanese husband of nearly 10 years was having an affair with a 22-year-old woman in China.
A planned program to further cut the country's military personnel to below 200,000 by the end of 2019 will be formally implemented from next year, as Taiwan moves forward with its efforts to streamline the military, Defense Minister Yen Ming said.
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will organize a series of picnics around Taiwan Sept. 28 to celebrate its 28th anniversary, DPP Secretary-General Hung Yao-fu said Tuesday.
The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) announced yesterday that there will be subsidies for artificial fertilization next year, hoping to boost the low fertility rate in Taiwan.
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Tatung InfoComm (大同電信) yesterday lashed out against the National Communications Commission (NCC) for denying the company's application to renew its WiMAX license last week, which is set to expire early December, denying the firm a chance to upgrade to more current standards.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The newly appointed Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) said that as labor groups and the business sector have gradually reached a consensus over the issue of allowing all laborers to have at least two days off per week, his ministry will draft a new bill regarding the issue by the end of this year, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
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