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Friday, October 31, 2014
Taiwan -- Prosecutors indict Wei, seek 30 years in prison
The Taiwan Changhua District Court has not yet decided whether to continue the detention of the former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品) Wei Ying-chung (魏應充) as of press time, yesterday.
Ting Hsin was ordered to compensate the Dr. Chiang chain of health food shops (江醫師追求零無染舖子) NT$1 billion for causing economic loss after a Taipei court found that Dr. Chiang has suffered ever since the chain bought tainted oil from Ting Hsin and used it in its own, reputedly non-tainted line of products.
Taiwan -- Man breaks into school and holds student hostage
Around noon yesterday, a man broke into a local elementary school and took a fourth-grade student hostage after injuring the dean of academic affairs at the school.
Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) yesterday said that he had turned down Ruentex Financial Group (潤泰集團) Chairman Samuel Yin's (尹衍樑) appeal for technical assistance on the food safety committee Yin was putting together, .....................
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環境保護署) yesterday announced new regulations which seek to supervise and oversee the treatment of used cooking oil in over 6,000 food companies.
Taiwan offers the cheapest and best medical facilities for expatriates compared with any other country in the world, according to a recent poll that surveyed expats from more than 100 countries.
In order to provide people of foreign nationalities in Taiwan with the best tax experience and to prevent false receipts or unidentified sources of information, the National Taxation Bureau (NTB) of Taipei, ...............................
The Fair Trade Commission's (FTC) intention to levy an unprecedentedly high NT$6 billion fine on nine independent power producers (IPPs) was thwarted yesterday after the Taipei High Administrative Court (台北高等行政法院) decided to rule in favor of the companies.
The Keelung District Court approved the prosecution's request for an extension on current Keelung city council speaker Huang Ching-tai's (黃景泰) detainment yesterday afternoon. Huang is currently in police custody with no visitation rights on allegations of extorting city funds. He is seeking re-election as Keelung's city council speaker.
Feeling comfortable with the sunny and breezy weather, world No. 1 Inbee Park and No. 6 Shanshan Feng each fired an 8 under 64 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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