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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Taiwan -- Smartphone check-ins at eco-painting expo
A climate change painting competition's cooperating sponsors and the winning students were invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibition in the hope of expanding awareness about the event and allowing global visitors to show their support and concern for climate change issues, said the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 永續能源基金會) yesterday.
The Department of Health, Taipei City Government (DOH) announced the results of moon cake testing yesterday, saying that the Cantonese moon cake from a Malaysian restaurant sold in Hi-Life convenience stores contains the illegal preservative sodium dehydroacetate.
New Taipei City Education Department Commissioner Lin Teng-chiao (林騰蛟) proposed to administer drug tests as part of middle school students' nationwide health examinations.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) yesterday warned against the recent rise in Internet-based scams relating to chain restaurants' gift certificates, urging the public to refrain from falling victim to seemingly steep discounts.
The state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. went public in Taipei yesterday in the biggest move in a decade by the government to privatize state enterprises.
Taiwan -- Farglory chair claims he is a victim of alleged bribery
Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), during his first court session at the Taipei District Court yesterday, said that he is a victim, not a beneficiary, of the alleged bribery over a public housing development project in Taoyuan.
Taiwan -- Taipei temple defends new green policy banning incense and food
A temple in Taipei visited by millions of worshippers each year defended on Monday its new policy to ban incense and food offerings amid protests that the new approach will hurt vendors who make a living by selling those items to visitors.
Taiwan -- No decision reached in wage-hike meeting
A committee meeting held by the Ministry of Labor (勞動部) to discuss a minimum wage hike ended Monday without a decision, due to a boycott by the business sector.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Taiwan -- Chang case may affect cross-strait talks: MAC
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday said the alleged leaking of confidential information involving its former principal deputy minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) may affect the progress of cross-strait negotiations, but considering the nation's long-term development, the MAC “still has to face the issue.”
Taiwan -- Popular Taipei temple curbs incense burning in green bid
Xing Tian Temple (行天宮), one of the most popular temples in Taiwan, yesterday announced that from Aug. 26 it will remove its incense burners and offering tables from the temple for environmental protection purposes.
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