Friday, March 14, 2014
The Executive Yuan held a meeting yesterday to review measures needed to beef up the government's financial structure, and approved amendments to the business tax act and income tax act, in an effort to increase the government's tax revenues.
The Presidential Office announced yesterday that President Ma Ying-jeou has nominated Yen Da-ho (顏大和), chief prosecutor of the Supreme Prosecutors Office, for state prosecutor-general.
Four high speed rail trains were delayed yesterday due to apparent problems with Taipei Station's railroad switch signals.
No casualties or deaths of Taiwanese nationals and expatriates in the United States have been reported in the wake of a gas explosion in New York City Wednesday that killed three people and injured dozens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.
The Executive Yuan on yesterday approved three draft amendments that will increase the personal freedom and rights of foreign nationals, pending passage in the Legislature.
The Automated Immigration Clearance System (e-Gate) and Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) adopted by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) were honored with the “Taiwan World-Class Information Technology Application Award” by the Information Service Industry Association of R.O.C., (CISA, 中華民國軟體協會) yesterday, acknowledging the practicality of both systems in safe guarding the borders of Taiwan.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released their latest list of unapproved products, revealing items seized through border examination and import control.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Water Resource Agency (WRA) encouraged the nation to begin water conservation during the latter part of the dry season.
French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio claimed the yellow jacket as the overall winner of the 2014 Tour de Taiwan international cycling race, which ended in the southern county of Pingtung Thursday.
Two associations of Taiwanese businesspeople in mainland China, one based in Shanghai and one in Beijing, yesterday urged the Legislative Yuan to pass the Cross-strait Trade in Services Agreement as soon as possible.