Monday, December 9, 2013
Taiwan yesterday repeated calls for a peaceful resolution regarding recent issues surrounding mainland China's new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, after South Korea yesterday announced an extension of its own ADIZ to an area partially overlapping with that of China's, a move which could further ratchet up tensions in the region.
Taiwan will change to a freeway toll collection system based on kilometers traveled by the end of the year, but freeway authorities said yesterday they could not pinpoint the system's launch date until final tests have been completed.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah yesterday denied having ever said that he regretted taking part in a press conference in which President Ma Ying-jeou strongly condemned Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng for alleged influence peddling.
A Taiwanese mother yesterday took an unusual and controversial step to fight back against a boy who allegedly bullied her daughter in school, placing an ad in a major newspaper to bring the issue to the public's attention.
The missing link between Taiwan's actual exports and export orders might continue to shadow the country's economic outlook in the short term, according to new research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
A new package of trade measures agreed upon Saturday at a World Trade Organization (WTO) conference is expected to reduce trade costs by 15 percent for developing countries and 10 percent for developed countries, Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch said Saturday.
Former Transportation Minister Kuo Yao-chi (郭瑤琪) yesterday maintained her innocence after the Supreme Court earlier in the week sentenced her to eight years in prison for corruption.
Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧) said yesterday that it is better to keep the number of people obtaining doctorates at around 3,500 people per year rather than worry about a surplus of professional talent, in response to the recent problem of “stray doctors,”or those who don't pursue work in the field in which they obtained doctoral degrees.
The cost of living in Taipei is lower than that of other regional business hubs, making the city more attractive to international businesses, according to the latest survey conducted by consulting firm ECA International.
An 11-year-old boy from Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan, finally had his hair cut this summer, which he kept long for five years so he could donate his hair for a cancer wig.