Monday, July 6, 2015
Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) turned slightly westbound yesterday evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局), and the sea warning originally scheduled to be issued last night was postponed.
State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (台灣中油) said yesterday that that it will lower both gasoline and diesel prices by NT$0.1 per liter starting today, extending a sliding trend to its third week.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) during a war victory celebration Sunday called for people to face history and continue to seek for and hold on to peace between the two sides across the Taiwan Strait.
After the first 1,000 human-like robots named "Pepper," developed by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Corp. and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sold out within one minute on June 20, another 1,000 of a new version of the robot will be coming out July 31, according to SoftBank.
With more than 200 dust explosion victims suffering burns to at least 40 percent of the body, Taiwan's medical sector has been unable to decide how to fairly distribute the limited cadaver skin the country has available among the patients.
Foreign medical doctors cannot be directly involved in treating victims of the color powder blast of June 27, a senior health official said Sunday, citing Taiwan's law.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
A military representative at Japan's de facto embassy in Taiwan yesterday attended an R.O.C. Armed Forces military display as a special guest to mark the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Doctors from Taiwan and Japan will sign a memorandum of understanding on mutual support that will allow Japanese medical practitioners to help treat the injured revelers in the "color dust" explosions, an official said yesterday.