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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) praised local host families who accommodate foreign exchange students Saturday, lauding them as “ambassadors-at-large.”
Young people in Taiwan need to be more aggressive and enterprising if they want to stay ahead in the competition with China, Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Vice Chairman Ma Shaw-chang (馬紹章) said Saturday.
A pro-gay marriage legislator said yesterday she will not yet decide what steps she will take next after arranging a controversial hearing on the matter last week.
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Two prominent brands in Taiwan's food industry have vowed to establish better food safety systems following the recent edible oil scandals that have drawn nationwide concern.
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A move by China Steel Corp. (中鋼), one of the leading steel makers in Taiwan, to cut its domestic wholesale product prices for December delivery showed caution about demand in the fourth quarter, market analysts said Saturday.
Taiwan has issued an orange-level travel alert for southeastern parts of Turkey after pro-Kurdish protests there turned violent, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which urged Taiwanese nationals to avoid unnecessary travel to that area.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品), Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) and the manager of Ting Hsin's Pingtung oil factory, Tseng Chi-ming (曾啟明), were taken into custody yesterday.
Taiwan -- Wei detained in Ting Hsin scandal
Taiwan -- Chiang Been-huang appointed new minister of health & welfare
Chiang Been-huang (蔣丙煌), current minister without portfolio in charge of social welfare, health and technology issues at the Executive Yuan, will take over as minister of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW), Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) confirmed yesterday during an interpellation session at the Legislative Yuan.
Taiwan -- Uni-President gets preferential treatment: lawmaker
Opposition party lawmaker Su Chun-ching (蘇震清) yesterday accused the government of providing Uni-President (統一) with preferential treatment amid the recent food safety crisis, while much harsher repercussions were imposed over Namchow Group's (南僑) infractions.
Vegetable oil makers yesterday advised the public to adopt their products in place of lard oil and consume more home-cooked meals while the nation weathers the current food safety crisis.
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