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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Two more storms or typhoons could hit Taiwan between September and November, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Friday. It is very likely that Taiwan will experience an active period of tropical storms this autumn, following relatively weak activity in August, said Cheng Ming-dean, director of the bureau's Weather Forecast Center.
The well-being of Taiwan's citizens has moved up one place to rank 18th among 37 countries, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) under the Executive Yuan said yesterday that 73 percent of frozen food trucks failed to meet standards based on the result of random inspections of logistics companies.
The government-proposed defense budget for 2015 has seen a NT$8 billion growth in comparison to the 2014 budget, with the increased spending mainly allocated for military investment and the maintenance of facilities, a ruling lawmaker said yesterday.
Prosecutors have decided not to appeal a verdict by the Taiwan High Court last week that found former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) not guilty of corruption and money laundering between 1998 and 2000 when he was still president.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Taiwan -- Kai Ko released from custody after drug bust
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) was released at midnight today from custody in Beijing.
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The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday summoned former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and three other witnesses for questioning regarding Chang's alleged information leak.
Taiwan -- Tour guides demonstrate for working rights
About 600 local tour guides and supporters demonstrated in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday, saying that their working rights have been compromised by the opening of the tourism market to mainland Chinese individual travelers.
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Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday urged the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) to reinforce the supervision of each transportation organization to prepare for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival as heavy traffic is expected during the three-day holiday.
Taiwan -- IETO honors 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia
The Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO) yesterday celebrated the 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia at Grand Hyatt Taipei, with invited guests including the Minister of Foreign Affairs David Y. L. Lin (林永樂).
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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