Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A diplomat who previously served at Taiwan's Vietnam representative office yesterday was indicted for allegedly taking bribes for visa applicants in Vietnam, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office announced yesterday.
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said it has notified local wholesales operators to remove the nectarines imported from the U.S. company Wawona Packing Co. from the shelves in suspicion of the fruits may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, a dangerous bacteria.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday warned nationals against visiting Israel and Palestine due to the heightened conflict in the region, adding that various international airlines have been affected by the ongoing clash between Palestinian militant Islamist organization Hamas and the government of Israel.
The Legislative Yuan yesterday approved Chang Po-ya (張博雅) and Sun Ta-chuan (孫大川) as president and vice president respectively of the Control Yuan.
The Legislative Yuan rejected 11 nominees for the Control Yuan Tuesday, but approved 16 others during a confirmation vote.
Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) recently denied that he was ever a member of a communist party, contrary to long-standing rumors, adding that communism is “deceptive.”
Mainland Affairs Council Deputy Minister Lin Chu-chia (林祖嘉) yesterday urged the Legislative Yuan to pass the cross-strait agreement supervisory act (兩岸協議監督條例), saying that although the Executive Yuan has already proposed its own draft bill, portions of non-Cabinet versions can also be considered.
Parents of one of the French victims who died in a TransAsia Airways crash in the outlying island county of Penghu last week have arrived in Taiwan to handle the aftermath of their daughter's death.
A salary raise for voluntary soldiers that was approved by the government earlier this year has proved successful as an incentive to boost recruitment as the latest numbers show a record-high number of applicants have applied to join the R.O.C. armed forces.
The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday said that a malfunction was reported at noon at Fenglin Station in Hualien, delaying passengers for 30 to 40 minutes, the second such incident in less than 24 hours.