Friday, October 24, 2014
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) called for greater efforts in educating immigrant students, at the National New Immigrant Torch Project presentation yesterday afternoon in Taipei.1 Comment
King Pu-tsung (金溥聰), widely known as President Ma Ying-jeou's most trusted confidante, attended his first legislative hearing Thursday since assuming the position of National Security Council (NSC, 國安會) head, arriving amid a huge media presence.
A large group of sunspots can now be seen with the naked eye in Taiwan and will remain visible until Oct. 28 as solar activity peaks, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
Taiwan's Ministry of Culture and Switzerland-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will soon work together to facilitate interaction between artists and scientists.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) requested that Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) remove eight beef tallow products from shelves as a precaution yesterday, as the imported beef tallow from Ting Hsin's Vietnamese supplier Dai Hanh Phuc Company (大幸福公司) has not been officially proven suitable for human consumption.
The unemployment rate for 2014 could fall below 4 percent as the local economy is on the road to recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,主計總處) said Wednesday.
The Executive Yuan's new food safety office officially opened yesterday, staffed with prosecutors to speed up the process of rooting out tainted food production.
Vietnam's Department of Trade and Industry has formed an inter-agency team to check on a Vietnam-based trading company embroiled in the latest cooking oil scandal in Taiwan.
The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (HKCFS) called for consumers to stop eating four brands of Taiwanese pork floss yesterday, as the products are made with Cheng-I's (正義) tainted cooking oil.
A Taiwanese fishing vessel was looted by armed pirates in international waters east of the southern Philippines on Tuesday but there were no casualties, the boat owner said Wednesday.