Monday, January 19, 2015
A report by China's state-run China News Service said Jan. 16 that the Huanggang-class Type054A multi-role frigate has become the latest addition to the People's Liberation Army's East Sea Fleet.
A man who re-sold pop diva Jody Chiang's (江蕙) farewell concert tickets for profit is being investigated on suspicion of violating the law on social order, police said Sunday., 1 Comment
Murder suspect Chen Fu-hsiang (陳福祥), who is charged with a parking lot shooting in Ximen (西門町), is assumed to have illegally boarded a ship in Tamsui (淡水) while escaping police, according to New Taipei City authorities.
Former lawmaker Lin Cho-shui (林濁水) of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) urged the party Sunday to be more pragmatic and down-to-earth in its exchanges with China, advising it to refrain from following what he described as the public's anti-China sentiment., 1 Comment
Thirteen prescription drugs are to be sold over-the-counter (OTC) at pharmacies nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). The Ministry stated that the purpose of opening up these commonly prescribed drugs to OTC sales is to reduce the number of people visiting the doctor simply to get access to medication. The MOHW calls the plan “Self Medication” (自我藥療).
Taiwan last year recorded 210,383 births, the second highest number in the past decade, according to a report released by the Ministry of the Interior on Friday.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) was elected the Kuomintang's (KMT) new chairman after receiving 99.61 percent of the votes in yesterday's party chairman election., 1 Comment
EVA Airways (長榮航空), one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, is the third safest airline in the world, according to the rankings of the Germany-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC).
The Ministry of Economic Affairs will begin in 2017 at the earliest to collect additional water consumption fees from heavy water users, meaning those who consume more than 1,000 cubic meters of water per month, in efforts to encourage water saving, Vice Economics Minister Yang Wei-fu (楊偉甫) said Friday.