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Thursday, December 25, 2014
The Minister of Finance said yesterday that there is no room for further delay or adjustment in the Cabinet's fiscal reform package pending review in the Legislature.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford said Wednesday that he sees no need to raise the taxation threshold for a capital gains tax targeting major players in the local stock market.
Foreign migrant laborers will be allowed to work in Taiwan's agriculture sector starting in June 2015, according to the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部).
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Taiwan -- New traffic regulations include smoking ban
Motor vehicle drivers caught smoking while driving on busy roads will soon be fined NT$600, according to a package of amendments coming into force next year aimed at raising the penalties for various offenses affecting traffic safety.
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Taiwan -- Sunflower leader reveals his murky past
Student activist leader Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) apologized yesterday for having sexually harassed two women over the past few years. The Sunflower Movement leader revealed previous legal entanglements over sexual harassment incidents in an interview with a local newspaper, surprising friends, supporters and political representatives alike.
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Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) made a controversial announcement yesterday indicating her support for former Deputy Mayor Wu Hung-mou (吳宏謀) and former Public Works Bureau secretary Yang Ming-jhou (楊明州) to return to their respective posts following their resignation after the Kaohsiung City gas pipe explosions.
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Taiwan's defense minister yesterday announced that the R.O.C. Navy has entered a new page in self-defense capability as it welcomes the nation's first locally built stealth missile corvette, the Tuo Chiang (沱江), yesterday.
Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) chief Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) said yesterday that lawmakers need to approve the financial rescue plan for Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR, 高鐵) by Dec. 31 at the latest, or it will go bankrupt and fall under government receivership.
The organ donation rate in Taiwan is seven to eight in every million people, the highest in Asia, a health official said Tuesday.
The Consumer Protection Committee of the Executive Yuan (CPC, 行政院消保處) announced yesterday in a press conference that in their random inspection of 20 chain restaurants, six of the nine that were visited under the Wowprime Corp. (王品集團) brand were “unqualified” by CPC standards.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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