Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Kuomintang (KMT) said yesterday that it will hold an extraordinary party congress this weekend, potentially resolving the presidential candidacy issue sooner than otherwise expected.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND, 國防部) yesterday rebuked accusations that it had inflated budget expenses for new flat-screen TVs by NT$40 million, at three times the general price level, the Central News Agency reported.
A 5.2-magnitude quake shook Southeastern Taiwan at 7:14 p.m. yesterday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
A new rule requiring medical rescue teams to arrive at accident scenes at amusement parks within four to six minutes will come into force Nov. 15, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
With the LPGA Taiwan tournament approaching, Yani Tseng (曾雅妮) said yesterday that she is looking forward to the competition, which she described as a chance for her to return to Taiwan after a year of battling in foreign countries.
The John Tung Foundation (JTF, 董氏基金會) has filed a petition to Japan's finance and foreign affairs ministries over concerns about the damage a Japanese tobacco company, which plans to set up a factory in Taiwan, may bring to the Taiwanese people.
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 23,110, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Facing calls to give way to someone else as the presidential nominee of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) appealed on Sunday for a policy debate to address an issue -- her China policy -- that has hurt her candidacy.
A Taiwanese woman aboard a China Airlines (CAL) plane bound for Los Angeles gave birth to a baby girl in the air Thursday, the nation's largest air carrier confirmed Thursday.
Beginning at midnight Sunday, gasoline and diesel prices will rise by NT$0.8 and NT$0.9 per liter, respectively, at state-run oil company CPC Corp.'s gas stations, because of increases in global crude oil prices this past week.