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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Traffic jams on National Freeway No. 5 did not see much improvement yesterday as a peak-hours toll increase trial scheme was implemented on the most congested highway in Taiwan over the weekend.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah will meet with the Ministry of Economic Affairs again on Aug. 20 to discuss a proposal to set up a special zone for petrochemical companies in Kaohsiung, officials said Saturday.
Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) lawmaker Chou Ni-an (周倪安) said yesterday that the Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) tried to hide the fact that nearly 70 percent of alarms the Second Nuclear Power Plant were not working during a safety drill in July.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) supported the idea of raising the national minimum wage at a symposium with the representatives of the top 10 labor rights organizations in Taiwan, yesterday.
The Tourism Bureau launched a program Friday to crack down on daily rentals of residential property, a common low-cost option for travelers in Taiwan, in a bid to improve local travel quality.
An official of the National Communications Commission (NCC) stated yesterday that in order to secure citizens' personal data, it is considering establishing an authorization system to examine cellphone hardware as well as software, meaning that in the future cellphones may need to be approved by the government before entering the market.
Taiwan -- New Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun eyeing quicker reform
New Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said Friday on his first official day in office that he will do his utmost to speed up Taiwan's economic transformation and adjust its industrial structure.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Taiwan -- New Taipei City says 'no' to special exams
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday criticized the 12-year compulsory education program, saying that the policy has gone in the wrong direction. He announced that New Taipei City will cancel the special high school admissions exam next year so that students can sign up for schools at the end of June after the first Comprehensive Assessment Program.
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung pipe maintenance underway: Duh
An underground pipeline maintenance project started yesterday in Kaohsiung City, incoming Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said yesterday at the Cabinet, adding that the government will complete the maintenance inspection of the city's underground pipes in three months.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday called on nationals not to misuse the overseas emergency hotline services offered by the ministry for Taiwanese nationals traveling overseas.
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