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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Local tour bus operators and the Directorate General of Highways are offering 25 promotional bus tours at steep discounts this summer to promote travel around Taiwan.
The rainy weather in Taiwan is likely to continue for the rest of the week and into the weekend as a plum rain front lingers, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday.
As monsoon rainfall poured water into the island's reservoirs over the weekend, the government yesterday called off the phase-three water rationing imposed in Kaohsiung.
The significant decrease of individual funds is the main reason TAIEX's total transaction volume shrank last year, even with foreign institutional investments soaring to hit a new high, according to Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗), chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) yesterday.
Shares in Taiwan consolidated within a narrow range and closed almost flat Monday, dealers said.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Taiwan -- Rainfall causes turmoil in south
Work and school in parts of Kaohsiung and Chiayi are suspended today after heavy rainfall hit Southern Taiwan yesterday.
A cluster of five dengue fever cases were reported in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City last week, raising concerns that the disease has returned, despite subsiding earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
Taiwan -- Top mainland envoy talks up 'cross-strait peace'
The meeting between Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council head Andrew Hsia (夏立言) and the head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (國台辦) Zhang Zhi-jun (張志軍) came to a close yesterday, with Zhang emphasizing the importance of "peaceful cross-strait development."
A Coast Guard vessel malfunctioned during the eighth sea exercise rehearsal held by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海岸巡防署) of the Executive Yuan on May 8 in the waters off Kaohsiung, and has been recalled by the CGA for further examination.
Independent presidential hopeful Shih Ming-teh (施明德) said on Sunday on his Facebook page that the government would directly allow same-sex marriage and give gay couples the same rights as heterosexual couples if he were elected president.
China's "flat panel queen" Bai Weimin will lead an industry delegation to Taiwan later this week, but it remains unclear what kind of commitment she will make to buy panels from Taiwan in 2015 as China beefs up its domestic capacity.
A plan to supply Taiwan's outlying Kinmen County with water from China's Fujian Province will come into being after the two sides complete negotiations on the project, a Chinese official said while touring Tianpu Reservoir in Kinmen.
The peaceful development of cross-strait ties will help to mend historical wounds, Kinmen County Magistrate Chen Fu-hai (陳福海) said on Sunday during a meeting with a Chinese official.
A member of Taipei City government's Clean Government Committee (CGC, 臺北市政府廉政透明委員會) yesterday took to Facebook to criticize the city's Department of Civil Ethics for its role in a whistleblower case.
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