Thursday, August 21, 2014
An assistant professor at National Dong Hwa University has been named the new deputy head of the Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Cabinet said in a statement Wednesday.
Following former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei's (潘世偉) exit from the Cabinet in July, the Executive Yuan yesterday announced its latest personnel shuffle, naming Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) to fill Pan's vacated position.
Shares of LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工) staged a strong technical rebound Wednesday after a recent plunge caused by concerns over the impact of a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung for which the company has been blamed, plus heavy losses recorded for the first half of this year, dealers said.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Following Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung's (柯震東) arrest in Beijing for using marijuana, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV yesterday aired video footage showing the actor's tearful apology to the public for “setting a negative example.”
In a television interview following his “forced” resignation, Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) yesterday said that he has prepared a suicide letter as he felt he was fired for “knowing too much.”
Celebrities and public figures in Taiwan braced themselves for having a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads Tuesday as they continued the Internet sensation meant to raise awareness about a paralyzing disease.
President Ma Ying-jeou will be nominating 11 Control Yuan members according to the constitution and the constitutional interpretation of the Grand Justices, said the Presidential Office yesterday.
Several military police have been punished over obscene photos taken at an Air Force base in eastern Hualien County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) yesterday announced that the first death from dengue fever this year occurred in Kaohsiung, where most cases were found so far, and reminded people to take some precautions, especially for diabetes and hypertension patients.
Taiwan is mulling taking out the banking sector from the long-stalled trade-in-services agreement with China and allowing further opening of banking industries across the Taiwan Strait, Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said Tuesday.