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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
TransAsia Airways (TAA, 復興航空) yesterday held a conference and proposed paying up to NT$14.9 million in compensation to families for each person killed in the GE-222 plane crash, which is the highest compensation offered in Taiwan's aviation history.
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The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday imposed a residential restriction on former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) who stands accused of disclosing confidential information.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) yesterday went to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) to help clarify allegations concerning an alleged information leak, with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) voicing worries over false evidence.
Labor groups yesterday slammed the government for keeping the minimum monthly wages under NT$23,500 as recent wage hikes were not enough to keep up with labor productivity and the increasing earnings per share (EPS) of the nation's companies.
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Although electricity will be in much shorter supply in the future, the government will not raise electricity prices in this year or the next, said Minister of Economic Affairs Woody Duh Tyzz-Jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday.
According to statistics from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), the average number of typhoons forming in the northwestern Pacific Ocean area was 5.6 in August in the past. No typhoons formed in the area this year.
Taiwan -- Smartphone check-ins at eco-painting expo
A climate change painting competition's cooperating sponsors and the winning students were invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibition in the hope of expanding awareness about the event and allowing global visitors to show their support and concern for climate change issues, said the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 永續能源基金會) yesterday.
The Department of Health, Taipei City Government (DOH) announced the results of moon cake testing yesterday, saying that the Cantonese moon cake from a Malaysian restaurant sold in Hi-Life convenience stores contains the illegal preservative sodium dehydroacetate.
New Taipei City Education Department Commissioner Lin Teng-chiao (林騰蛟) proposed to administer drug tests as part of middle school students' nationwide health examinations.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) yesterday warned against the recent rise in Internet-based scams relating to chain restaurants' gift certificates, urging the public to refrain from falling victim to seemingly steep discounts.
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