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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Reports indicate that following his appointment to take the chairmanship of Wei Chuan Food Co. (味全), Jason Lee (李鳳翱) on Nov. 16 relayed his intention to step down from his position as the honorary chairman of the Consumers' Foundation (消基會).
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Wednesday that it will review a case in which a man was sentenced to life imprisonment a day earlier for repeatedly raping the daughter of his partner and later murdering her.
Pubic debts accumulated by city and county governments in Taiwan reached NT$973.5 billion in 2013, government statistics showed.
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) warned Wednesday that the dry spell in 2015 could be the worst in a decade based on his ministry's data, but he said the government has already begun taking measures to cope with the situation.
Deputy Interior Minister Chen Chwen-jing (陳純敬) said yesterday in Taipei that Taiwan should be elated at the increasing number of foreign residents, given that according to Interior Ministry, first- and second-generation immigrants account for more than 710,000 people in Taiwan, surpassing the number of Taiwanese aboriginals nationwide.
Taiwan -- Experts in US share insights into Taiwan elections
Leading experts from the U.S., Taiwan and New Zealand gathered in the U.S. capital Tuesday to discuss voter trends and implications ahead of Taiwan's upcoming Nov. 29 elections.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) mourned the death of Natale Bellocchi, a former chairman of the board of trustees at the U.S. representative office in the 1990s, in a statement issued Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Revised food safety act passes its third reading
An amendment to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, which not only increases fines for food companies involved in the production of food products ...
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Amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食安法) were approved by the Legislative Yuan amid bitter rancor between the ruling and opposition parties, with a number of food industry companies stepping forth to voice their support of the change that will bring severe penalties to future offenders.
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A former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in Taiwan to hold discussions on food safety, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday.
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