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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Taiwan saw daytime lows plunge to around 10 degrees Celsius early Wednesday as the strongest cold air mass of the early winter season enshrouded the country, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Taiwan's government launched a series of promotional activities on Wednesday in an effort to restore the reputation of Taiwan's food vendors whose image was dealt a serious blow by a series of food safety scandals in recent months.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (經濟部) announced Wednesday that it will stop supplying water needed to irrigate the first plantings of rice paddies in two parts of Taiwan because of the mounting water shortage around the country.
Restrictions on naturalization could be relaxed considerably after a draft amendment to the Nationality Act passed an initial screening by a legislative committee on Wednesday, opening up for the first time the possibility of dual nationality for some foreign immigrants to Taiwan.
Students at Nanhua University who study thanatology — the science of death — received a gift of an environmentally friendly paper coffin Wednesday.
Lodgers staying at one of 79 hotels across the county for more than one night will be able to earn NT$100 (US$3.12) toward hotel fare by not having their bed sheets and towels washed as part of a program by the Tourism Bureau to promote water conservation amid the worst drought to hit Taiwan in nearly a decade.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Four dried tofu brands found to contain banned chemical dye
An inspection conducted on dried tofu in Hong Kong revealed that a well known dried tofu brand uses chemical agent dimethyl yellow (二甲基黃), which dyes food yellow, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported yesterday.
Taiwan -- Amendment of constitution is a must: Chu
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday that amending the constitution is an action that must be taken.
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Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), the businessman at the heart of Taiwan's cooking oil scandal, is newsmaker of the year at Yahoo Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Documentary screened in Taipei to raise awareness of AIDS disease
A documentary by American director Andrew Jenks was screened at a media event in Taipei on Tuesday with the aim of raising local HIV/AIDS awareness and promoting a global AIDS campaign.
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