Thursday, May 28, 2015
Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was surprised that the nation's average wage has been slipping backward in recent years, he said at an economic forum yesterday in Taipei.
The National Development Council's (NDC, 國發會) economic monitoring indicator fell six points to 16 last month on the back of weak exports, flashing blue to signal a recession.
Taiwan rose two places to rank 11th in the 2015 world competitiveness report released by the Lausanne-based International Institute for Management and Development (IMD) yesterday.
The United States welcomed a Taiwan initiative for peace in the disputed South China Sea, an official with the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Wednesday that his South China Sea Peace Initiative broached a day earlier is not just a slogan and that he put forth the initiative because it has the possibility of solving disputes.
Charles H. Rivkin, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, will visit Taiwan for the first time this Sunday for a four-day tour, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced yesterday.
A threat targeting an EVA Air passenger plane has been confirmed to be a false alarm following an investigation by U.S. authorities, the airline said on Tuesday.
A man was arrested for trying to carry 5.3 kilograms of methamphetamines out of Taiwan to Australia, aviation police said Wednesday.
An Army Aviation Special Forces Command OH-58D reconnaissance helicopter was forced to land in a stadium in central Taiwan on Wednesday after suspected mechanical failure, the Army said Wednesday.