Friday, September 4, 2015
Taipei - The number of dengue fever cases recorded in Taiwan since the start of summer this year has increased to 4,667, with 88 percent of them reported in the southern municipality of Tainan, the Centers for Disease Control said Friday.
An amendment to the Employment Service Act to remove the cap on the duration foreign labors may stay in Taiwan will be deliberated in the Legislature and may pass third reading in the near future.
"What's wrong is wrong," Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) stated yesterday, responding to concerns that international media was accusing the Yui Hatano (波多野結衣)-featured EasyCard as "sex marketing."
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has warned the Taiwanese public of rampant credit card fraud after local authorities arrested 12 suspects of a credit fraud ring that operated around the country since 2014.
Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), the presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), will "absolutely run the full course of her campaign," a spokeswoman said Thursday, adding that Hung will be back on her campaign trail next week.
The public should pay attention to personal hygiene, as increasing interaction among students with the start of the new school year will likely increase the transmission of enterovirus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned Thursday.
The Cabinet gave the green light for the Health Ministry to apply for NT$30 million from the secondary reserve fund to assist Tainan City's efforts in combating dengue fever, yesterday at the weekly Cabinet meeting.
Joseph Lin (林書緯), the younger brother of Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin (林書豪), led his team to victory with a game-high 19 points in his Taiwan hoops debut on Wednesday night.
The government has devised measures for the cleaning and disinfection of poultry transport vehicles and cages or crates to help prevent avian influenza from spreading, the Council of Agriculture said.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
In a highly symbolic move, Taiwan's representative to the United States attended an event in Washington D.C. Wednesday to commemorate the Allied Forces victory in the Pacific and the end of World War II.