Friday, July 11, 2014
The Chinese-language United Evening News yesterday reported that of six pilots who operated the three Boeing AH-64 Apaches during the Republic of China Military Academy (ROCMA, 中華民國陸軍軍官學校) graduation ceremony on June 16, one was an unqualified pilot in training, adding one more mark to the negative track record of the choppers.1 Comment
Thursday, July 10, 2014
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday said that the city's proposed treasury bonds (市庫券) would receive higher interest rates on savings without risk, adding that they could become a new outlet for the government's financial adjustment, as well as a target for personal investments for private citizens.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday that Kuomintang (KMT) headquarters is actively considering whether to nominate another candidate to run in the Keelung mayoral race.
National Taiwan University (NTU) yesterday sent out a notice to its students, instructing them not to dress up as ghosts and frighten people on campus. The notice comes after receiving several complaints from students and faculty members alike.2 Comments
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently arrested two alleged drug dealers, saying that the suspects had allegedly imported various ingredients from other countries and made them into drugs at a factory near the Formosa Fun Coast in Bali District, New Taipei City.
A group of protesters from Harmony Home Association and various civil organizations protested in front of Taipei City Hall yesterday to demand that the city's Department of Social Welfare (DOSW) stop harassing residences of Harmony Home.1 Comment
Monday, July 7, 2014
Thousands braved the summer heat Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Yuan Zai, the first giant panda cub born in Taiwan, who has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in six months.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) yesterday said it will consult the executive branch on the Taipei High Administration Court's recent ruling revoking an environmental assessment of the Beitou gondola project before it decides whether or not to appeal the ruling.
The League of Welfare Organizations for the Disabled (LWOD) is organizing a scuba-diving training program for physically challenged people in order to increase their participation in outdoor recreational activities.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Four years after the ever so popular FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, the quadrennial competition has returned once more to extraordinary fanfare. The World Cup is celebrated worldwide on a scale arguably greater than the Olympics, since unlike the Olympic Games, the Football (the internationally favored name for soccer, and not the American sport) World Cup is the one event where the entire globe tunes in live at the same time to watch the sport that the most people care the most about.