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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Over 40,000 kg of tofu products recalled
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), over 40,000 kilograms of bean products that contain the unapproved chemical agent dimethyl yellow have been recalled.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday issued a warning to Uber, an app-based taxi service, saying that authorities may terminate Uber's operations if it continues to violate local traffic regulations; ...........
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus' chief convener Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said yesterday that the Kuomintang (KMT) has devised a political ploy by scheduling the constitutional amendment committee proposal behind the .............
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday that another cold air mass will approach Taiwan on Saturday, sending temperatures plunging to lows of around 10 degrees Celsius in northern and central parts of the country.
A cold air mass in Taiwan sent snow Friday to Hehuan Mountain, one of the few peaks on the subtropical island that sees regular snow, attracting dozens of excited tourists to the central mountain, according to local authorities.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), in a press conference yesterday morning after a meeting with the DPP's New Taipei City council members, asked that they support the party and vote for DPP candidates in the upcoming council chairman election or risk compromising their party membership.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung charges LCY chair, 11 others over blasts
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO) yesterday indicted a total of 12 people for professional negligence that ultimately caused the gas pipe explosions in late July, including LCY Chemical Corp. (LCY, 李長榮化學工業) Chairman Bowei Lee (李謀偉) and the head of Kaohsiung City's Maintenance Office.
Taiwan -- Famous instant noodle brand pulled back into food scandal
Tainted dried tofu products continued to come to light thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday as it published the latest list of affected companies goods that includes Wei Lih Men sauce package (維力炸醬包), a well-known instant noodle brand, and many other tofu manufacturers.
Minister of Economic Affairs John Deng (鄧振中) said yesterday that households and small businesses will probably be able to receive more than NT$750 as an electricity refund from Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電公司), which will be calculated through a pricing formula. Taipower is able to refund fees to customers due to a decrease in global fuel prices this year.
In response to the massive demand for train tickets for the up-coming four-day holiday from Jan. 1-4, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSR) announced yesterday that three additional trains will be arranged for citizens to travel easily during the prolonged New Year holidays.
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