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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Taiwan -- Ting Hsin owner out on NT$100 mil. bail
The Taipei District Court yesterday released former Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) Chairman Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) on bail of NT$100 million after Wei was detained and indicted for alleged fraud and using inedible oil in cooking oil as well as food products.
Taiwan -- Chan eager for new shot at Grand Slam title
Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) moved to within one match of her first Grand Slam title on Wednesday after she and China's Zheng Jie (鄭潔) steamrolled through their women's doubles semifinal at the Australian Open.
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) responded yesterday to KMT Legislator Hsu Hsin-ying's (徐欣瑩) announcement of his departure from the party by saying that “leaving may not be the best road.”
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced its newest ground rules for the development of cross-strait relationship, said the party's China Affairs Committee (CAC) director Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟).
China has invited Taiwan for further communications on technical issues related to its planned opening of four fight routes west of the median line of the Taiwan Strait, but it did not seem inclined to adjust the routes that have angered Taiwan.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) office director Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said yesterday that Ko's office received a threatening phone call last Friday, according to the Chinese-language Apple Daily.  
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The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday turned down the merger application between Asia Pacific Telecom (亞太電信) and Ambit Microsystems Corp. (國碁).
The Ministry of Finance (MOF, 財政部) reiterated yesterday they will not allow any government-invested banks to extend repayment dates for Ting Hsin International Group (頂新集團) regarding billions of New Taiwan dollars in loans that are due this year and the next.
Taipei, New Taipei and Keelung have accepted the Ministry of Education's (MOE) refusal to allow an alternate score report for students in their school districts.
Thanks to a number of restrictions placed on Chinese buyers of local real estate, the number of transactions over the past several years has been limited, a brokerage firm said Wednesday.
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