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Friday, May 22, 2015
Taiwan -- TransAsia embarrassed by yet another engine failure incident
A TransAsia Airways (復興航空) aircraft, flight number GE5042, reported an engine failure yesterday 10 minutes after takeoff, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (FAA, 民航局).
President Ma Ying-jeou is scheduled to visit Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America and the Caribbean region in July and will make stop-overs in Boston and Los Angeles, local media reported yesterday.
Taiwan -- Enjoy taste of ROC at Taiwan Culinary Exhibition
The Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (TCE) will be held from July 17 to July 20 in areas A and D of Taipei World Trade Center's Hall 1 and the exhibition will be bigger than ever, said the TCE in a press release yesterday.
A United States P8A surveillance aircraft flying near the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea on May 20 was asked by the Chinese navy to leave the area.
Phase-three water restrictions could continue in Greater Kaohsiung despite recent plum rains, for precipitation has been concentrated on plains and done little to replenish supplies, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to confirm a local media report Thursday that President Ma Ying-jeou will visit Taiwan's diplomatic allies in Central America and the Caribbean and make a transit stop in the United States later this year.
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The schedules of several flights between Taiwan and China were disrupted Thursday due to a weather front that has brought heavy rains and strong winds to region, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIA) said Thursday.
Roughly 200 more patients sought emergency treatment for enterovirus symptoms in the past week, a week-on-week increase of some 36 percent, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
The Executive Yuan approved a proposal Thursday for a presidential citation to be awarded posthumously to Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long in recognition of his contributions.
Locally developed weapons and missiles systems, including the Hsiung Feng-III anti-ship cruise missile, will go on display at the upcoming Paris Air Show to be held next month, the nation's top military research institute said yesterday.
Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a former chairman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), announced Thursday that he intends to run for president in 2016 as an independent candidate.
A new government regulation on the labeling of genetically modified food will not be enforced until July 1, health authorities said after announcing that the rules would take effect June 1.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei City halts work on Dome
The Taipei City Government yesterday ordered Farglory Group (遠雄集團) to halt construction on the Taipei Dome (臺北大巨蛋) project immediately.
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The government may call off phase-two water rationing in Northern Taiwan this week after heavy rains fell into the Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫).
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