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Sunday, August 31, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) heightened a health advisory against travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Saturday from “watch” to “alert” on concern over the continued spread of the Ebola virus.
The local food industry said Saturday that the proposal to hike the minimum wage is expected to have little impact on the sector's operations as most food producers already offer higher pay.
Taiwan -- Hsieh-Peng duo breaking up 'not big deal': Hsieh's father
The upcoming split of former world No. 1 tennis stars Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China is “not a big deal and can serve as a new opportunity for both,” Hsieh's father said Saturday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said it will soon expand an online reservation service to passport-applicants at the ministry's four branch offices nationwide.
Kuomintang (KMT) spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) said yesterday that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwomen Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be held responsible for the current breakdown of Legislature proceedings.
The government will team up with the private sector on NT$130 billion worth of urban renewal, port construction, land development and other government projects in 2015.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Minimum wage to exceed NT$20,000
Labor and employers' representatives arrived at a consensus to raise the monthly minimum wage by NT$735 to reach NT$20,008, while the minimum hourly wages will be raised from NT$115 to NT$120, effective July next year.
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Taiwan -- Kai Ko apologizes for 'ugly scar' of recent drug scandal
In the wake of his arrest for using marijuana, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) yesterday held a press conference in Beijing and apologized for letting his friends, family and supporters down.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Principal Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and his assistants were held by the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) for questioning for 12 hours over the case of leaked state secrets until early morning yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday gave highest credit to the nation's armed forces for their significant contributions in R.O.C. history as he honored model military personnel at a ceremony in Taipei, ahead of Sept. 3, Taiwan's Armed Forces Day.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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