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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Taiwan -- Ma urges cooperation between both camps
On the final day of the National Conference on Economic and Trade Affairs (經貿國是會議), President Ma Ying-jeou underscored the need for the ruling party and the opposition to work together for the sake of Taiwan's economic future.
Taiwan -- Farglory chairman defends against bribery charges
Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) yesterday told local media reporters that he was forced and demanded by former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) and college professor Tsai Jen-hui (蔡仁惠) to give the money, stressing that he did not take the initiative to bribe the two men.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that the former head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in the United States had failed to pass a required polygraph test.
Taiwan -- TRA catenary severed, delaying over 10,000 passengers
A catenary wire on the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) east to west main line was reported severed yesterday, causing a mass delay to over 10,000 passengers who complained angrily to the TRA.
Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC, 飛安會) said yesterday that it has finished deciphering the two black boxes retrieved from the crash site of a TransAsia
Taiwan's agriculture sector has suffered NT$594.9 million (US$19.73 million) in losses as of 5 p.m. Monday from the battering the island took from Typhoon Matmo on July 22, according to the latest Council of Agriculture figures.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) said yesterday that concerns over land subsidence issues in Taiwan are rising, with the collective depth of subsidence reaching around 286.47 kilometers in areas such as Changhua County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County and Pingtung County.
The United States is hoping to expand cooperation with Taiwan on security issues, according to an American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) official speaking Monday at an international conference in Taipei.
The sunny skies Taiwan has seen lately could give way to rain from late Wednesday due to the influence of an approaching tropical depression, the Central Weather Bureau said Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday urged the public to be on high alert against dengue fever as an increasing number of cases are being reported this year.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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