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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Jiang announces 4-day New Year holiday
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) announced yesterday in the Legislative Yuan that the upcoming New Year holiday will officially be extended into a four-day long weekend.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said that the number of R.O.C. passports reported stolen or lost has continued to drop over the past few years with the introduction of e-passports.
A motorist who stopped his car in front of the Presidential Office Tuesday in a restricted area was investigated by police, who found a canister of gasoline in his car.
Taiwan -- Chu and Hau celebrate newest MRT line
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) and New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday attended the preliminary engineering ceremony for the MRT Minsheng-Xizhi Line (民生汐止線) to initiate the project commencement for the planned route that seeks to provide further convenience to commuters of both cities.
Taiwan -- Polls show Ko leading in Taipei mayoral race
Independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) would beat Sean Lien (連勝文) of the Kuomintang (KMT) by a margin of 13 percentage points if the Taipei mayoral election were to be held now, according to a survey released Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday called for the public and relevant government agencies to be on guard against Ebola, a disease that has already killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in Africa.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that the Ji Yuan Pu (JYP, 吉園圃) safety label for produce will be terminated by the Council of Agriculture (COA) effective June 15, 2019.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Tuesday that marijuana use will remain illegal in Taiwan, a position that is supported by experts and scholars.
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Kuomintang Legislator Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) submitted a petition to Taiwan's Constitutional Court on Tuesday requesting a constitutional interpretation on a proposal to change the voting age.
Taiwan -- Outrage over light sentence in ASE toxic dumping case
As Premier Jiang Yi-hua stated his acceptance of the Kaohsiung District Court's decision, outrage is rising in other quarters over the inadequate punitive measures imposed on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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