Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Taiwanese passport holders can now obtain visa waivers, landing visas or e-visas to 158 countries and territories after five more countries recently granted Taiwan such privileges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Two Taiwanese intelligence officers who were imprisoned by mainland China for nearly a decade were released and returned to Taiwan last month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday.
In a move to ease qualms, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said that if mainland Chinese retail investors were allowed into Taiwan's equity market, they would be subject to restrictions and pre-existing security protocols.
As the public readies for another boycott movement against Ting Hsin International Group (頂新) and its affiliated businesses, convenience store FamilyMart stressed it is not part of the oil scandal-implicated food giant.
Taipei 101 has finally found a sponsor for its 2016 New Year's fireworks show after a long search, but the company's name will not be announced until Tuesday, Michael Liu, spokesman of the landmark building, said Monday.
Last Friday's not-guilty verdict for the heads of Ting Hsin Group in the tainted oil scandal generated high levels of public outrage. Feeling betrayed by the corporate conglomerate system that overrides public trust, that writes its own rules and verifies its own dubious practices, Friday was seemingly the last straw as some believed that the conglomerate had bought the law.
The mistake of misidentifying Taiwan's former Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) as Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in a photo published by the White House on blogging platform Medium has been corrected.
A young unmarried couple in Chungli, Taoyuan City was referred to prosecutors for investigation Monday for allegedly abandoning their five-month-old child, police said.
There will be a brief respite from yesterday's wet and cool conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, before the mercury drops again on Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau said.