Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Two people were sentenced to two months in prison for spraying paint on two Chinese zodiac heads that were part of a set of 12 donated by Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan to the southern branch of the National Palace Museum last month.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Tsai Chi-chang (蔡其昌) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were elected as legislative speaker and deputy speaker respectively on Monday, Feb. 1 in the first day of the newly sworn-in Legislature.
Taxi Less than one week before Chinese New Year, local governments have announced Chinese New Year taxi fare hikes, the arrangements for trash collections and other changes affecting bank and medical services.
Nearly 100,000 students will no longer receive free lunch subsidies from the government, after Changhua County (彰化縣) government representatives announced adjustments to their subsidy program on Monday, according to local media.
The R.O.C. Navy Fleet of Friendship will soon embark on a 3-month goodwill visit to the Central and South American regions and a new domestically built supply vessel will serve as flagship for the first time, according to local media reports.
The presidential state car that will serve Taiwan's President-elect Tsai Ing-wen after she assumes office on May 20 will be an Audi A8L, replacing the BMW series car used by President Ma Ying-jeou as his official state vehicle.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Monday that the new Cabinet will proactively carry out its duties in the remaining four months of his term and will not become a mere passive caretaker.
In Taipei City, the incidence rate of amoebiasis, shigellosis and acute hepatitis was higher than the national average for two straight years despite the city's comparatively good sanitary conditions, government data show.
Taiwanese people are very involved in volunteer services, contributing 90 million hours of charity work over the past three years, according to Health Ministry statistics.
Taiwanese go star Shei Imin (謝依旻) retained the prestigious Women's Kisei title (女流棋聖) Monday by beating Japan's Yukali Yoshihala for the second consecutive time in a best-of-three series held in Japan.