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Friday, August 29, 2014
Taiwan -- Kai Ko released from custody after drug bust
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) was released at midnight today from custody in Beijing.
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The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday summoned former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and three other witnesses for questioning regarding Chang's alleged information leak.
Taiwan -- Tour guides demonstrate for working rights
About 600 local tour guides and supporters demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday, saying that their working rights have been compromised by the opening of the tourism market to mainland Chinese individual travelers.
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Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday urged the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) to reinforce the supervision of each transportation organization to prepare for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival as heavy traffic is expected during the three-day holiday.
Taiwan -- IETO honors 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia
The Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO) yesterday celebrated the 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia at Grand Hyatt Taipei, with invited guests including the Minister of Foreign Affairs David Y. L. Lin (林永樂).
A second Basic Wage Deliberation Committee meeting is slated to be held today with a better chance of companies dispatching representatives to attend.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tsai Huang-liang (蔡煌瑯), together with KTV operators and songwriters, held a public hearing yesterday calling for the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) to revise Article 64 of the Copyright Law.
Shares of Addcn Technology Co. (數字科技), one of Taiwan's online trading platform operators, plunged Thursday after several executives of the company were indicted in connection with alleged illegal activities by the company, dealers said.
Taiwan -- Bureau launches project to save eroding Queen's Head
The Tourism Bureau began preparations Thursday for repairs on the iconic Queen's Head rock formation at Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei, in a bid to protect the popular tourist attraction from further erosion.
Gross national wealth grew 5.6 percent over 2012 to end at NT$197.5 trillion (US$6.6 trillion), thanks largely to rising land values, according to the latest data from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處).
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