Friday, October 9, 2015
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was rumored to have had a chance encounter with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a hotel in Tokyo, according to Japanese media yesterday.
The number of Taiwanese visitors to Indonesia could grow, now that the Southeast Asian county included Taiwan in its latest round of visa-free privileges Sept. 18, aviation and tourism representatives said Thursday.
Taiwan will soon open its second representative office in Indonesia at Surabaya to further boost bilateral relations in various fronts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.
Taiwan has donated US$100,000 to Guatemala to assist in relief efforts, after a massive mudslide struck the country and left more than 150 dead, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
Minister of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Hsia Li-yan (夏立言) will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) in Guangzhou Oct. 14, said the MAC Wednesday.
Swiss brokerage firm UBS Securities raised its forecast for the Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark index, the TAIEX, for the end of the year from 7,800 points to 8,250 Thursday, on the back of the engagement of a national fund.
The chairman of the U.S. Republican National Committee is scheduled to arrive Thursday to attend National Day celebrations later this week to mark the Republic of China's 104th founding anniversary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁) said Thursday that its Indian unit has won a bid to provide the South Indian state government of Tamil Nadu with over 230,000 notebooks for school students within the state.
Forty-two Taiwanese suspects in a cross-border phone fraud ring were deported back to Taiwan late last month after being arrested by Philippines authorities, the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
Joining the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a mission that Taiwan needs to complete, National Development Council Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun said.