Sunday, October 19, 2014
Taiwan's ninth national park formally opened Saturday on some of the lesser known islands of Penghu (澎湖), promising to bring unspoiled landscapes and the tranquility of a more bucolic lifestyle within close reach of residents of Taiwan's main, largely urbanized island.
The Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration of the Tourism Bureau held a press conference on Thursday to promote the nation's upcoming first road running event in the salt fields of Tainan's Beimen (北門) District.
Hikers found a dead Formosan black bear in the mountains of Eastern Taiwan yesterday, with forestry officials saying that sightings of these endangered animals are rare, the Central News Agency reported.
Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday released his labor policy, which promises unemployment benefits for first-time job-seekers and more protection for dispatched workers.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday that Nanliao Fishery Harbor (南寮漁港) in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, will be upgraded into a direct cross-Taiwan Strait transportation harbor for the dual use for passengers and cargo.
Friday, October 17, 2014
A new office under the Cabinet that will be responsible for food safety will become operational next week, government spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said Thursday, amid a series of food scandals that have triggered widespread concerns over the safety of local food products.
Employees of a local fishing operator brought a locally registered boat back to Taiwan Thursday after a suspected hijacking at sea by its Indonesian crew members left the Taiwanese skipper missing.
Taipei and New Taipei special municipalities have won awards from the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) for their outstanding e-government practices, according to the international organization, which promotes the development of e-government.
A marathon will be held in Tainan next month along a route that will allow the competitors to see the coastal landscapes and nature sites of the southern city, the organizers said Thursday.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday dismantled a Taoyuan-based health supplement fraud operation following the arrest of 9 suspects, including its ringleader.