Sunday, March 9, 2014
A Ministry of Labor (MOL) survey earlier this month revealed that women had to work two months more than men last year to receive the same amount of pay, sparking nationwide debates on what some have called the “impoverishment of women” phenomenon and an indicator of cultural sexism.
While lauding New Taipei City's mulled plans for paid prenatal and paternity leaves, women rights organizations say that the government has to tackle discrimination against pregnancy.
President Ma Ying-jeou revealed Saturday as he described his achievements in promoting women's welfare in the country that he once helped a group of women use men's toilets at the National Theater.
State-run Taiwan Power Co. reiterated Saturday that Taiwan's controversial Fourth Nuclear Power Plant will meet the highest safety standards before beginning operations.
A man died after strangling himself with shoelaces during interrogation in connection with a drug case at the Yunlin District Prosecutors' Office, prosecutors said yesterday.
Health authorities fined two hotpot restaurants during a spot check in New Taipei yesterday for violating food labeling regulations, officials said.
In the midst of finding the party responsible for the negligence that resulted in the Presidential Office truck case, the National Security Bureau (NSB) said yesterday that the “heroic” military police serviceman was partly to blame as he did not properly perform his duties.
An 18-year-old self-fashioned writer was arrested yesterday for posting intimidating messages targeting a local publisher, Gaea, after the company denied up to 17 pieces of work submitted by him over several years.
Two foreign brokerages have raised their target prices for shares of Taiwan's leading food maker, Uni-President Enterprises Corp., amid rising optimism over the company's bottom line in 2014.
Taiwan's government announced several personnel changes in the Cabinet Saturday, including the appointment of Deputy Interior Minister Hsiao Chia-chi to be the deputy secretary-general of the Executive Yuan.