Monday, April 27, 2015
Of the 167 Taiwan nationals in Nepal when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook the Himalayan kingdom Saturday, 131 are confirmed to be safe, according to the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛福部) was asked to provide a risk assessment report by experts who said scientific evidence would be sufficient to persuade Japanese officials of the need for action in response to the upcoming Japanese visit to Taiwan .
Taiwanese tennis player Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇), who ended a long slump in singles with a good showing in early March, won the singles title at a lower tier ITF event in Shenzhen on Sunday.
A team of foreign and local students at National Chengchi University is raising funds for its "IMPACT" project aimed at establishing schools in Central America to improve early education for children living in urban slums there.
The Stornaway (英國藍) tainted tea leaves scare continues to unravel, with the Taoyuan Public Health Department announcing yesterday that officials had found traces of fipronil that exceed standard amounts in Asia East Tea's (亞東製茶廠) HT black tea.
Former Control Yuan President Wang Chien-hsien (王建煊) has proposed that the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) should back Hon Hai Group Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Water theft has been a serious problem in Taiwan, with last year's loss registered from crackdowns amounting to an equivalent of at least a day's supply from the Shihmen Dam, according to official statistics.
Taiwan central bank Gov. Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) yesterday refuted speculation that he would run for president in 2016 after it was suggested that Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) attempted to encourage the elder politician to seek the party's nomination.
A team from Taiwan has won a gold medal at the 2015 World Cheerleading Championships, the first by a Taiwanese group in a major international cheerleading tournament.
A memorial service was held Saturday in Taichung for Taiwanese model and actress Cindy (楊又穎), whose tragic suicide earlier this week apparently as a result of cyberbullying, sparked a nationwide debate on such forms of abuse and the proper punishment for them.
A suicidal couple was saved earlier this week after their three children reported their parents' attempt to commit suicide to the authorities, a New Taipei City police station said Saturday.
Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. (台灣之星), one of Taiwan's smaller telecom operators, said on Saturday it will work with non-telecom Chinese firms to provide a wider range of services to woo mainland travelers, taking advantage of an increase in visitors from the Chinese mainland.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked a close aide to discuss the safety of Japanese food with Taiwan when he visits the island at the end of the month, a Japanese daily reported on Saturday.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Friday that a PRC national who had been listed as a fugitive in Taiwan for committing real estate fraud has been arrested.