Sunday, October 19, 2014
Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) praised local host families who accommodate foreign exchange students Saturday, lauding them as “ambassadors-at-large.”
Hikers found a dead Formosan black bear in the mountains of Eastern Taiwan yesterday, with forestry officials saying that sightings of these endangered animals are rare, the Central News Agency reported.
Young people in Taiwan need to be more aggressive and enterprising if they want to stay ahead in the competition with China, Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) Vice Chairman Ma Shaw-chang (馬紹章) said Saturday.
A pro-gay marriage legislator said yesterday she will not yet decide what steps she will take next after arranging a controversial hearing on the matter last week.
Two prominent brands in Taiwan's food industry have vowed to establish better food safety systems following the recent edible oil scandals that have drawn nationwide concern.
Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday released his labor policy, which promises unemployment benefits for first-time job-seekers and more protection for dispatched workers.
A move by China Steel Corp. (中鋼), one of the leading steel makers in Taiwan, to cut its domestic wholesale product prices for December delivery showed caution about demand in the fourth quarter, market analysts said Saturday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday that Nanliao Fishery Harbor (南寮漁港) in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, will be upgraded into a direct cross-Taiwan Strait transportation harbor for the dual use for passengers and cargo.
Market capitalization of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) fell more than 5 percent this week compared with a week earlier as the local main board suffered a plunge that reflected the continued foreign institutional selling, according to the TWSE.
E United Group (義聯集團), one of Taiwan's largest conglomerates, has teamed up with Chinese steelmaker Anshan Iron and Steel Group Co. (Ansteel, 鞍山鋼鐵集團) for future business expansion in a wide range of industries beyond the steel sector.