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Friday, April 17, 2015
The Council of Agriculture (COA, 農委會) announced yesterday that it will continue to push forward amending regulations on setting up and managing farms, and is preparing to launch a nationwide conference at the beginning of May in order to tackle the issue and ban illegally constructed farms.
A former chief of the Taipei City Government's Finance Department yesterday fired back at allegations that the administration of then-Mayor Ma Ying-jeou benefited Farglory Construction Co. in the bidding process for the Taipei Dome.
Stornaway was planning new compensation measures for buyers of its rose tea after they were found to contain pesticide residues, said company representative Chen Yu-hui (陳玉惠) yesterday.
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The largest Japan tourism expo Taiwan has ever seen will kick off Friday and is expected to attract 80,000 people, organizers said Thursday.
A new distance-based electronic toll system implemented last year has created significant savings in time for those using the country's Freeway No. 1, the National Freeway Bureau said Thursday.
EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, said Thursday it will add more flights to its Taiwan-Singapore route starting June 21 to expand its transit services to Southeast Asian countries.
Italy's Chamber of Deputies passed legislation Wednesday aimed at avoiding double taxation with Taiwan.
Japanese food imports must enclose a certificate of origin and radiation residue test results issued by authorized agencies in order to be cleared for import to Taiwan, announced the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛福部) yesterday, saying the new regulations are set to take effect on May 15.
The Executive Yuan on Thursday approved a draft statute mandating the establishment of a non-departmental public institution to oversee the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste.
Taiwan -- This year's Softex Expo likely to grow 10% from 2014
Softex Expo, one of Taiwan's major information technology trade fairs, will have about 10 percent more exhibitors this year than in 2014, the show's organizer said Wednesday.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Taiwan -- DPP nominates Tsai for president
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced its official nomination of Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to be its presidential candidate in the upcoming elections.
Laboratory tests run by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛生福利部) yesterday found medicine manufactured by Liang Jih Tarng Bio Technology Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (良濟堂生技製藥有限公司) to be tainted with industrial-grade materials. Authorities immediately ordered the product to be removed from store shelves.
The ongoing water shortage has had an impact on the nation's hydroelectric and fossil-fuel power generation, and as several power plants are set to perform annual maintenance next month, the nation may need to brace for power cuts as early as May.
The water savings from phase-three rationing in northern Taiwan are exceeding expectations, reported the Economics Ministry's Water Resources Agency (水利署) yesterday.
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