Friday, January 30, 2015
Taipei City passed a proposal to hike Greater Taipei taxi rates by 14 percent yesterday after the committee's fifth and final meeting since starting discussions in May 2014.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that both Taiwan and China could consider the possibilities of expanding the Taipei-Shanghai City Forum into an annual cross-strait forum, to which Chinese authorities once again reiterated the so-called “1992 Consensus.”
With all the changes implemented within the Kuomintang (KMT) since former Chairman Ma Ying-jeou's (馬英九) resignation, the recent announcement of KMT Chairman Eric Chu's (朱立倫) upcoming role as the party's think tank chairman can also be added to the long list of ongoing modifications.
An approaching cold air mass is likely to bring the mercury down in northern and northeastern Taiwan from Friday, and increasing moisture is expected to cause showers in those regions, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Thursday to get their infants and young children vaccinated against pertussis as more cases are being found in Taiwan, many in family clusters.
A new 1,000-ton vessel yesterday was commissioned by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) in Kaohsiung to boost the nation's capability for sea patrols and rescue missions.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently issued a warning to Taiwanese nationals against the so-called 419 scams that have conned thousands of victims around the world for years.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
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., 1 Comment