Friday, November 22, 2013
The Taiwan-initiated APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) has helped bridge the digital divide in several APEC countries and assisted over half a million of underprivileged people since its launch in 2004, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Officials from Taiwan's foreign and economic ministries are preparing for the Informal Senior Official's Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), slated for December in Beijing.
Gambian cadets studying at local military academies have not been ordered to leave Taiwan immediately after the two countries cut diplomatic ties recently, but will instead be allowed to stay until the end of the current semester, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) official said yesterday.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Minister of the Interior Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said that Taiwan did receive a call from the Philippines regarding the abduction of a Taiwanese woman in Malaysia, but noted that he cannot confirm whether the call was made by the kidnappers.
Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has said he does not see a need to apologize over the Nov. 15 armed abduction of a Taiwanese woman in Sabah which left her husband dead.1 Comment
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said yesterday it is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in seeking to extradite Zain Dean, a foreign fugitive convicted of killing a newspaper delivery man while driving drunk, to Taiwan.
A Taiwanese charity organization on Tuesday began a cash-for-work program in Tacloban as the central Philippine city struggled to get back on its feet after its devastation by Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.
Taiwanese tilapia farmers and vendors promoted their fish at an event in Seoul on Wednesday, seeking to undo the damage caused by a false report aired on South Korea's Channel A TV station.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Family members of a Taiwanese man who was killed in Malaysia last week arrived in Sabah yesterday to claim his body and to assist Malaysian authorities in the hope of rescuing the victim's wife from kidnappers. .