Saturday, March 8, 2014
Speculations on the possibility of a cross-strait summit in Singapore have received mixed reactions from scholars from the Southeast Asian city-state, a report said yesterday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said yesterday that the Cabinet has no intention at the moment to plan or study a special tax to support the military's transition to an all-volunteer force.
The average national debt shouldered by each citizen in Taiwan rose to NT$237,000 (US$7,736) in February, the highest level since the government began to provide monthly updates on the debt situation in December 2010.
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) was yesterday appointed secretary-general of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), while SEF Deputy Secretary-General Ma Shaw-chang (馬紹章) was appointed vice chairman of the foundation.
People convicted of sexual assault should face harsher punishments as a deterrent to certain forms of rape and other sex crimes, opposition lawmakers said Friday.
Taipei mayoral aspirant Dr. Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that all politicians should make their stance clear on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant ahead of the seven-in-one elections at year-end.
Candlelight memorial services will be held simultaneously in Taiwan and Japan on March 11 to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, the organizers said Friday.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Friday said that it managed to arrest and escort a drug dealer, surnamed Chen, from Thailand to Taiwan recently, according to the Central News Agency (CNA).
Friday, March 7, 2014
The government is currently studying the feasibility of imposing a national defense surcharge in an attempt to increase the defense budget to boost voluntary military transformation, Defense Minister Yen Ming (嚴明) confirmed yesterday.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) on Thursday spoke against the Ministry of National Defence (MND), saying that no plan is in place to levy a tax for an all-volunteer military.