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Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation Friday to ban artificial trans fats from processed foods, with violators facing fines of up to NT$3 million (US$91,829).
The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to a law Friday that is aimed at increasing maternity benefits for women covered by the national pension program.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) has launched an online "Rules & Regulations Directory," providing international investors and the media with a centralized location for all 238 Taiwan capital market regulations in both Chinese and English, according to a press release of the TWSE yesterday.
Animal manure used to spell trouble for Taipei Zoo officials, as it costs millions of New Taiwan dollars each year to dispose of the waste, but with the improvement of technology, the manure is now being used to fertilize greens in the zoo and is considered nothing less than "brown gold."
Friday, November 27, 2015
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday both welcomed the United States' latest arms deal with Taiwan, which is due to be announced by U.S. President Barack Obama next month.
Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its presidential candidate, is leading in a three-way race in the Jan. 16 presidential election, according to the latest public opinion poll conducted by a local newspaper.
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Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) initiated a protest by five municipal heads Thursday against the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) over a name issue after it listed their cities as being in mainland China.
The number of dengue fever cases reported since the start of May has totaled 38,067, with the majority of cases reported in Southern Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Taiwan has won four gold medals at the 2015 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards, making it the country with the highest number of gold medals at the awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and groups in the field of information and communications technology.
Use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, a research study by National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and Tunghai University found.
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