Saturday, November 22, 2014
Taiwan's efforts to establish free trade agreements (FTA) with other countries have stalled, with the international community beginning to doubt Taiwan's ability to ratify negotiated agreements following the public's strong opposition to the cross-strait service trade pact, according to a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission statement in a recent report to the U.S. Congress., 1 Comment
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday dismissed allegations of questionable medical ethics made against him, namely, that he illegally harvested organs from patients at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) before they were pronounced brain dead., 1 Comment
The Legislative Yuan passed a law amendment Friday to triple the fines for discrimination in the workplace on the basis of gender or sexual orientation., 1 Comment
Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 衛生福利部食品藥物管理署) official Yeh Meng-yi (葉孟宜) said that the FDA will ban the use of the additive coal tar in cosmetics starting from Jan. 1, 2015, noting that using products containing coal tar for a long period of time might cause cancer.
The current mild in Taiwan is likely to last until next Tuesday as the seasonal winds weaken and moisture decreases, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday.
Taiwan has been ranked 27th in the IMD World Talent Ranking, released Thursday for the first time with the aim of assessing the ability of countries to develop and attract talent to sustain the talent pool available for enterprises.
The loyalty of workers in Taiwan toward their employers has shown signs of weakening, as many of them are unsatisfied with pay and benefits, according to the results of a survey.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) will turn a plant recently purchased from Qualcomm into a facility devoted to the development of the advanced integrated fan-out wafer-level packaging (InFO-WLP) technology, said a Hong Kong-based institutional investor.
In recognition of Siemens Taiwan's efforts to help local manufacturers transition and upgrade, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) recently singled out Siemens Limited Taiwan as a “Diversified Innovation Partner.”
Friday, November 21, 2014
Taiwan and Japan yesterday signed four memorandums of understanding (MOUs) as parts of their ongoing efforts to enhance ties following the conclusion of an annual bilateral economic meeting in Taipei.