Monday, May 4, 2015
With Taiwan entering its rainy season, the Water Resources Agency -- part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) -- has scheduled a meeting to discuss the drought crisis this afternoon, which is said to involve talks on lifting third-phase water rationing imposed in parts of New Taipei City and Taoyuan.
The average age of Taiwan's workforce will be in the 55-64 age group within 15 years due to the concurrent trends of a decreasing birth rate and an increasing average age, the National Development Council (NDC) said Sunday.
The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC, 台灣自來水公司) recently released an official statement which aimed to defend its reputation against allegations made in reports by local press.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) denied a news report on Sunday that phase-3 water rationing imposed in parts of New Taipei and neighboring Taoyuan would be lifted soon.
Shares of Siliconware Precision Industries Co. (矽品) appeared resilient Thursday morning as the integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider said a day earlier that its sales for the second quarter of this year will grow at a mild pace, dealers said.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) said yesterday he will not touch on the possibility of signing a cross-strait peace agreement in his upcoming meet with his Chinese Communist Party counterpart Xi Jinping.
The Presidential Office reiterated Saturday the importance of the so-called "1992 Consensus," saying that the consensus has brought about a "super-stable status quo" of cross-Taiwan Strait peaceful development over the past seven years.
A local bridegroom wanted a memorable wedding, so he rented a vintage train to serve as a limousine to pick up his bride Saturday.
At least a 13.6 percent increase in the number of high school teachers will be needed when Taiwan's compulsory education system is extended from nine to 12 years, the principal of one of the country's most prestigious high schools said Saturday.
On the heels of the most recent tea scare, the Taichung City Department of Health (台中市衛生局) yesterday discovered DDT contamination in 3:15 PM Milk Tea (3點1刻) teabags, manufactured by Shih Chen Foods Co. Ltd. (石城有限公司), said officials.
Taiwanese conductor Chuang Tung-chieh (莊東杰) won the first prize at the Malko International Conductors Competition, the world's largest conductors race, on Friday in Denmark's capital Copenhagen.
The governor of Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, Yoshihiro Murai, is scheduled to visit Taiwan later this month to promote bilateral exchanges and express gratitude for Taiwan's assistance in the wake of a powerful earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.
If the Legislative Yuan wants to put its proposed amendments to the Constitution to the vote in a referendum on Jan. 16, when the country holds its next presidential and legislative elections, it will need to submit its proposals in mid-June, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) said Saturday.
Taiwanese scholars attended an annual science and technology forum organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the first time to share with their counterparts information on Taiwan's technology and industrial development.