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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Newly appointed Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wu (陳雄文) yesterday stated that contingency plans stand ready to break a possible stalemate in minimum wage negotiations, during an interview with the Central News Agency (CNA).
Executives of Addcn Technology Co. (Addcn, 數字科技), an operator of a variety of online trading platforms ranging from cars to houses, were indicted by prosecutors yesterday for allegedly accumulating illegal profits of NT$18.6 billion.
Taiwan -- KMT councilors press charges against Chen Chu
Kuomintang (KMT) councilors yesterday pressed official misconduct charges against Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) at the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office over the fatal gas explosion incident that killed 30 and injured more than 300 people.
Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said yesterday that the ruling party began tallying its assets since 2000, and up until July this year, it has relinquished 216 pieces of real estate.
Officials in the Presidential Office yesterday called predictions that Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦) would step down over the removal of his deputy “ludicrous.”
Bowei Lee (李謀偉), chairman and chief executive officer of embattled LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工), was released on NT$20 million (US$666,882) bail late Tuesday after being listed as a potential defendant in the deadly gas explosions that rocked Kaohsiung at the end of July.
Taiwan -- Military holds ceremony for the spirits of ROC WWII soldiers
Military personnel, officials, and long-retired service personnel gathered at the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei Wednesday for a special ceremony to “welcome home” the spirits of tens of thousands of Republic of China soldiers who died fighting in Myanmar in World War II.
Taiwan's top tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) came into the final Grand Slam event of the year playing well, but fatigue and a hot Spaniard made his stay in the men's singles draw a short one.
A woman from the Philippines yesterday killed herself and her young daughter after discovering that her Taiwanese husband of nearly 10 years was having an affair with a 22-year-old woman in China.
A planned program to further cut the country's military personnel to below 200,000 by the end of 2019 will be formally implemented from next year, as Taiwan moves forward with its efforts to streamline the military, Defense Minister Yen Ming said.
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