Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Taipei High Administrative Court yesterday issued a ruling against the Ministry of Labor (MOL) regarding five lawsuits, stating that the 12 defendants do not need to pay back the loans to the government.
The Baroque-style Taipei Guest House (台北賓館), a century-old national historic landmark, will be open to the public today, featuring 11 newborn baby black swans, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday announced the punishments for personnel involved in the 228 Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion.
The ruling party yesterday raised concerns over the opposition's intent to break conventions by demanding to take part in the scheduling of Legislative Yuan sessions on approving the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services that was drawn up last year.
Speculations on the possibility of a cross-strait summit in Singapore have received mixed reactions from scholars from the Southeast Asian city-state, a report said yesterday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said yesterday that the Cabinet has no intention at the moment to plan or study a special tax to support the military's transition to an all-volunteer force.
The average national debt shouldered by each citizen in Taiwan rose to NT$237,000 (US$7,736) in February, the highest level since the government began to provide monthly updates on the debt situation in December 2010.
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) was yesterday appointed secretary-general of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), while SEF Deputy Secretary-General Ma Shaw-chang (馬紹章) was appointed vice chairman of the foundation.
People convicted of sexual assault should face harsher punishments as a deterrent to certain forms of rape and other sex crimes, opposition lawmakers said Friday.