Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Schools will be able to "freely choose" textbooks for this school year, the Education Ministry announced yesterday after negotiators of both the ruling and opposition parties reached a compromise.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned Tuesday of the potential damage Super Typhoon Soudelor may cause Taiwan, describing it as a "single wolf" typhoon.
The Control Yuan passed a vote to impeach Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) yesterday, for violating the law by not attending the city's council meetings.
The Chiayi County Government yesterday released an announcement appealing to its townships and industries to reinforce disease control measures and step up disinfection operations on poultry farms.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) warned Tuesday of dangerously high ultraviolet (UV) levels all over Taiwan, in particular in Miaoli and Hsinchu in the north and Hualien and Taitung in the east.
Tainan in Southern Taiwan reported 102 new dengue fever cases last week, a new high for the same period in nearly a decade, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou expressed his joy Tuesday over a higher-than-expected newborn number last year.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Student demonstrators are to hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to address their next step in the anti-curriculum campaign, after talks with Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) failed again yesterday.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has no plans to end duty-free tobacco sales at airports or further restrict the import of cigarettes, officials announced yesterday following speculation about the issue by local media.
Labor unions gathered in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) to call for a raise in the labor insurance contribution rate to 12.5 percent along with the implementation of the longevity pension insurance program.