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Friday, February 27, 2015
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) yesterday held a meeting with dental experts and representatives from local health departments to formulate a draft for reference material that will implore standardized charges to dentists for dental implants nationwide.
The average regular nominal wage in Taiwan for 2014 stood at NT$38,208 (US$1,212), a record high and up 1.81 percent from a year earlier, according to government statistics released Thursday.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Taiwan -- Cabinet on alert after terrorism threat
Responding to a Twitter posting from an alleged IS-affiliated account that included a photo depicting Taipei's cityscape burning, the Executive Yuan responded by saying that they have activated emergency anti-terrorism contact mechanisms since learning about the online posting yesterday evening.
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Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday at the party's weekly Central Standing Committee (CSC, 中常會) meeting that Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) “is no doubt a KMT comrade” and that Wang's membership appeal is confirmed to no longer need the involvement of lawyers.
Taiwan -- Students bring aborigine theme to lantern festival
Every year, an unlikely contender at the national lantern-making competitions is a small student club from Nantou County.
Taiwan -- College admission exam top-scorers drop by 40%
The number of students who scored straight As in the national examination for university admission dropped by around 40 percent while the number of students who received zeros in English composition jumped by around 10 percent, according to the results released yesterday.
Around 34,000 people made visits to hospital emergency rooms over the Lunar New Year holiday presenting symptoms associated with infectious diarrhea, a four-year high, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.
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Amnesty International (AI) said Wednesday in its annual 2014/2015 report that Taiwan took further steps to implement international human rights standards, but concerns remained in several areas, including the freedom of peaceful assembly.
A China Airlines (CAL) aircraft liveried with a design featuring the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, one of Taiwan's most prestigious art groups, took the dancers to an art festival in Singapore Wednesday, the first time the group had used the unique aircraft.
The new commissioner of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) has finally taken up the post, ending seven months of speculation following the departure of his predecessor Hwang Jenn-tai (黃鎮台).
  
  
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