Saturday, May 2, 2015
A total of 248 Taiwanese nationals were known to have been in Nepal when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated large swaths of the Himalayan country last weekend, two of whom remain unaccounted for as of 1 p.m. Friday, the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs showed.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Two more teams organized by Taiwanese charity groups are set to provide relief assistance to survivors in Nepal in the wake of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated large areas of the Himalayan country and killed thousands.
The issue of Taiwan's latest policy on tightening Japanese food product imports is likely to be resolved without incident, an official said yesterday, amid the ongoing visit of Japanese lawmaker delegations in Taiwan to discuss the matter.
Taiwan has continued to urge the Japanese government to apologize and compensate Taiwanese nationals who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, a government official said yesterday.2 Comments
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday reiterated Taiwan's sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, saying that they are an indisputable part of the territory of the Republic of China.
The number of Taiwanese nationals known to have been in Nepal when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated large areas of the Himalayan kingdom last weekend had increased to 284 as of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 279 of whom were confirmed as being safe, according to the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A 37-member group from Taiwan is ready to begin its post-quake relief mission in Nepal after arriving in Kathmandu early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said yesterday that local banks currently have NT$1.75 trillion in exposure to mainland Chinese credit, investments and interbank deposits, a slight decline from the previous quarter.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
World League for Freedom and Democracy (WLFD) President Yao Eng-chi returned to Taiwan from earthquake-ravaged Nepal Monday, saying "it's good to be home."
A five-year-old Mongolian girl, Otgonzul, will undergo surgery at Taiwan National University Hospital (TNUH, 臺大醫院), and will hopefully be able to return to school in Mongolia, her healthy right arm showing from her t-shirt, just like every any other schoolgirl, said a representative for Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF, 家扶基金會).1 Comment
Monday, April 27, 2015
Taiwan's government agencies and civic groups have begun soliciting donations as they prepare to head to Nepal to provide relief to the landlocked country after it was battered by a powerful earthquake on Saturday.
The Taipei City Fire Department said on Sunday that its disaster response team is ready to leave for Nepal to help with search and rescue efforts in that country after it was hit by a magnitude-7.9 earthquake the previous day.
The Republic of China government donated US$300,000 to Nepal late Saturday after a powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the country earlier the same day.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The German representative office in Taiwan on Tuesday awarded the German-Taiwanese Medal of Friendship to Lu Jen-her (陸振翮) to honor his contribution in promoting bilateral relations, the office said yesterday.