Friday, December 19, 2014
Taiwan and South Korea command more than half of global 12-inch wafer production capacity thanks to aggressive efforts in expanding their respective presences in the semiconductor sector, a report said Thursday.
A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said that in the past year, there have been many cases of Taiwanese citizens smuggling drugs and participating in other illegal activities while visiting New Zealand.
A winery in Yangmei, Taoyuan County was under investigation on Thursday for allegedly selling Australian red wine diluted with a locally made version to distributors and supermarkets, reaping illegal profits.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo urged his Cabinet members Thursday to adjust their way of thinking so as to fundamentally change their attitude and way of doing things.
More than 2.61 million Taiwanese visited Japan during the first 11 months of the year, topping the list of foreign tourist arrivals to Japan, according to statistics released by Japan's Tourism Agency Wednesday.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ruentex Financial Group (潤泰集團) Chairman Samuel Yin (尹衍樑) declared yesterday that he was responsible for reporting former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) after the latter accepted a bribe from Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙滕雄).
National Security Council (NSC) chief King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) demanded a public apology from SET News (三立) anchorwoman Chen Ya-lin (陳雅琳) yesterday, after Chen said on the 6 p.m.
Still reeling from the edible oil scandals of the past few months, the government moved fast Wednesday to order suspect dried tofu products off shelves nationwide after the revelation a day earlier that certain brands had used banned industrial dyes.
The Ministry of Justice (法務部) said Wednesday that there is no timetable for the possible release on medical parole of ailing former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who is serving a 20-year sentence for corruption.
As the end of the year draws near, a survey done by the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) in November said that 14 percent of office workers do not have time to use up their accumulated paid vacation days and hope that they can exchange vacation days for cash instead.