Monday, September 1, 2014
According to the Chinese-language United Evening News, core members of Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien's (連勝文) campaign staff suspect that there may be a mole within the team who has been leaking information to Lien's competitor, independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).
Taiwan's China policy planner expressed regret Sunday that candidates for the next leader of Hong Kong must be screened before they are eligible to run in the special administrative region's first popular election in 2017.
The Joint Board, College Recruitment Commission (JBCRC) said recently that the Test of English Listening Comprehension (TELC) will be listed as a standard entrance test next year and colleges can decide whether to apply it in their admissions process.
A free outdoor concert by local and foreign musical talents will take place in Taipei in late September to commemorate late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was captured and beheaded in Pakistan while on assignment in 2002.
President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Sunday that Taiwan remains committed to the development of renewable energy and will continue pursuing new energy resources.
Economics Minister Woody Duh Tyzz-Jiun (杜紫軍) will lead a delegation today to Beijing, China to attend the 2014 APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting with the intention of gaining support from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members to back a natural gas trade initiative that has been developed by Taiwan. The meeting will be held in Beijing on Sept. 2-3.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. will announce a new after-care service this week for customers in its home market with “very important person (VIP)” offerings.
More than one out of every two Taiwanese men do not regularly exercise, according to data released by Taiwan Biobank, a research center, Sunday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday that policy proposals submitted by the nation's youth were found to be practical and mature, as some 88 percent of the proposals were adopted by government agencies last year.
Six food banks in Taiwan launched an alliance in Taipei on Thursday to share their resources and logistics more effectively and to push for legislation that encourages donations to food banks.