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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Taiwan -- Importer says Stornaway tea comes from Iran
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) will soon launch a comprehensive inspection of beverage chains to address consumers' concerns about the presence of pesticide residues in their drinks, the agency announced Wednesday.
Four items accidentally dropped into the reactor core during a renovation project for the Second Nuclear Power Plant (Nuke 2, 第二核能發電廠) in September 2014, though the incident was entirely left out of the Atomic Energy Council's (AEC, 原子能委員會)............
Taiwan -- P&G's music video promotes cancer awareness
Procter & Gamble (P&G) yesterday made public a theme song and a music video featuring supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) to promote its 6 Minutes Protect A Life campaign that aims to raise women's cancer awareness in Taiwan.
Chen Chi-chung (陳致中) sought the attendance of his father, former-President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), at a banquet planned for May by the Ketagalan Institute (凱達格蘭基金會). The ex-president's son posted his comments yesterday on his Facebook page, adding that his father only wants to take the opportunity to thank his friends, "not to sound off on politics."
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) has decided that its delegation for an annual forum with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP, 中國共產黨) slated for May 2-3 in Shanghai will be headed by party Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), KMT spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Taiwan -- Kerry says U.S. will continue to step up relations with Taiwan
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said recently that Washington will continue to step up efforts to improve its relations with Taiwan, which is a key stakeholder of the U.S. Asia-Pacific regional policy.
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Taiwan -- Local rose tea brand contains DDT: gov't
The Public Health Bureau of Miaoli County yesterday revealed that the imported rose tea material for local English-themed soft drink chain Stornaway (英國藍) contains 13 kinds of pesticides, including four kinds of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
Taiwan -- Ko delivers 1st city report to Taipei Council
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday delivered his first municipal report to the Taipei City Council, during which Kuomintang (KMT) councilors rejected the mayor's report in unison, while Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) councilors defended Ko.
Taiwan -- Tsai avoids traffic ticket; 'future vigilance' promised
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) staff driver drove away from a potential parking violation last week in New Taipei.
Air pollution is largely responsible for an increase in the number of lung cancer cases in Taiwan in recent years, a doctor said Tuesday.
One person was diagnosed with cancer in Taiwan every 5 minutes and 26 seconds in 2012, a new record that was 14 seconds faster than the previous year, according to cancer statistics released by the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) on Tuesday.
The prevalence of influenza has remained high in Taiwan well past the winter peak season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, as it reported that 28 serious flu cases were recorded last week.
The main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Tuesday that it will officially nominate DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as its candidate for the 2016 presidential election during a meeting of its Central Executive Committee slated for the following day.
Taiwan -- 6 cities, counties sign environmental pledge
A pact against burning coal and petroleum coke was co-signed yesterday by Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung (李進勇) and Chiayi City Mayor Twu Shiing-jer (涂醒哲) along with officials of four other cities and counties in a bid to prevent the spread of PM2.5 particles that could harm human health.
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