Sunday, September 28, 2014
The National Security Bureau (NSB) on Saturday admitted to lapses in the handling of security for President Ma Ying-jeou after he was hit by a book thrown by a member of a political group a day earlier.
Green Island will give out a stipend of NT$3,600 to each of its elderly citizens for the upcoming Double Ninth Festival, the highest amount of all local governments.
The government announced yesterday that National Health Insurance (NHI) will no longer cover 897 types of commonly-used repackaged medicines starting Jan. 1, 2015.
Taichung yesterday unveiled a battery exchange station for electric motorbikes in a program encouraging eco-friendly transportation.
The Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute (台灣颱風洪水研究中心, TTFRI) is working with the Central Weather Bureau and Water Resources Agency to call for the submission of creative ideas from the public to prevent and lessen the damage wrought by natural disasters.
Even at age 90, Ke Hsueh-yueh (柯雪月) has not forgotten the students she instructed in her first year as a teacher 70 years ago.
Taiwan will send officials to participate in this year's U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference in Virginia in early October to examine Taiwan's national security plans, indigenous submarine programs and bilateral security cooperation.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou was attacked last night by a pro-independent protester who hurled a book as a gesture protesting Ma's allegedly pro-China comments during an interview with German media Deutsche Welle.
The Taiwan High Court yesterday upheld an earlier ruling by a district court that Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) is allowed to keep his membership in the Kuomintang (KMT).
German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) on Thursday admitted to a mistake in one of its Chinese-language reports that was based on an interview with President Ma Ying-jeou and said that the article has been replaced with a corrected version.