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Friday, November 21, 2014
An aide to former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) was sentenced to seven years in prison and had his civil rights stripped for five years by the Supreme Court Thursday for accepting bribes while in office, marking the definitive end to a case that has been making its way through the court system for eight years.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public Thursday to avoid traveling to the west African country of Mali amid an increasing number of cases of the deadly Ebola virus reported there.
A large group of sunspots can now be seen with the naked eye from Taiwan and will remain visible until Nov. 27 as solar activity peaks, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Gov't to turn Keelung into 'Baltimore of Taiwan'
e government yesterday announced a grand plan to give Keelung Harbor a makeover, which will relocate military docks on the east side to make way for a new tourist attraction.
Taiwan -- Class action suit over tainted oil to be filed before Dec.
The Executive Yuan will work with the Consumers' Foundation (CF) and the Consumer Protection Association of Taiwan (CPAT) to support consumers who were affected by the tainted oil scandal and file a class action lawsuit on their behalf before the end of November, said Department of Consumer Protection Director-General Liu Chin-fang (劉清芳) yesterday.
Reports indicate that following his appointment to take the chairmanship of Wei Chuan Food Co. (味全), Jason Lee (李鳳翱) on Nov. 16 relayed his intention to step down from his position as the honorary chairman of the Consumers' Foundation (消基會).
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Wednesday that it will review a case in which a man was sentenced to life imprisonment a day earlier for repeatedly raping the daughter of his partner and later murdering her.
Pubic debts accumulated by city and county governments in Taiwan reached NT$973.5 billion in 2013, government statistics showed.
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) warned Wednesday that the dry spell in 2015 could be the worst in a decade based on his ministry's data, but he said the government has already begun taking measures to cope with the situation.
Deputy Interior Minister Chen Chwen-jing (陳純敬) said yesterday in Taipei that Taiwan should be elated at the increasing number of foreign residents, given that according to Interior Ministry, first- and second-generation immigrants account for more than 710,000 people in Taiwan, surpassing the number of Taiwanese aboriginals nationwide.
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