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Friday, August 15, 2014
Taiwan -- Taiwan can't afford to leave world behind: CNFI
The Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI,全國工業總會) chief on Thursday urged a political cease-fire between the two major camps, saying that Taiwan cannot afford to leave the world behind.
Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday accused his rival's campaign staff of engaging in smear tactics.
A Taiwanese medical team yesterday published their latest research, saying that with the cooperation of Hokkaido University, they have succeeded in developing a method utilizing a special piece of reactive paper to test for bullous pemphigoid (BP), a fatal skin disease, which enables people to check for the disease by themselves in a convenient and inexpensive way.
The Executive Yuan will begin cross-strait negotiations to help establish a uniform inspection standard for trade in local agricultural products and alcohol, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) said yesterday in a mainland policy and cross-strait relationship forum in Taichung.
Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said Thursday that she will push for a national referendum to declare Taiwan a peaceful and neutral nation.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) of the Taipei City Government said yesterday that the government welcomes all street artists who own a Taipei City street artists certificate to sign up for a performance time and bring their talents to the trial-run pedestrian zone in Gongguan (公館) commercial district.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung rebuilding after downpour
The Kaohsiung City Government finally started reconstruction efforts after the recent gas explosions, having been delayed by the torrential rain of the past two days.
The Taiwan High Court yesterday handed down final verdicts to three former baseball stars, with Chen Chih-yuan (陳致遠) receiving six months in prison, Chang Chih-chia (張誌家) four months in prison, and Tsai Fong-an (蔡豐安) six months in prison for game-fixing, but said the aforementioned sentences may be commuted to fines.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday announced that it would be implementing a land quota system for garlic farmers starting this September in order to halt production and sales imbalances.
Lin Wei-shan (林蔚山), chairman of the Tatung Company, one of Taiwan's leading home appliances makers, yesterday was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined NT$300 million by the Taiwan High Court on charges of violating the Securities and Exchange Act and breach of trust.
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