Saturday, December 13, 2014
National Taiwan University (NTU) recently won a top international prize in higher education innovation, surpassing more than 400 universities from 43 countries.
Consumers are now able to use their EasyCards to shop at military base exchanges nationwide, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced yesterday.
Hong Kong's demonstrations for full-fledged democracy have had little effect on the people of Taiwan, including in the local elections last month that saw a sea change in Taiwan's political make-up, American scholars agreed at a forum on Tuesday.
Shares in Taiwan staged a mild rebound Friday to break a five-losing session streak as investors were encouraged by the gains posted in United States' markets overnight, dealers said.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has finished the new draft of the Labor Law that stipulates laborers' working hours are to be set at 40 hours per workweek as opposed to an 84-hour two-week work schedule, the MOL announced yesterday; the ministry hopes the new regulation will take effect in 2015.
Starting next week, domestic airlines will offer discounted fares due to declining fuel prices, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Liao Cheng-ching (寥正井) held a press conference yesterday at the Legislative Yuan and expressed his desire for New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) to consider candidacy in the KMT chairman election.
Sunflower Movement starlet Johanne Liou (劉喬安), revealed by local Chinese tabloid Next Magazine (壹週刊) to have allegedly solicited money for sex, admitted yesterday to having worked as a high-end escort.
A proposal has been completed as a first step toward forming a cross-party legislative committee to push for amending the constitution, legislator Chiang Chi-chen of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) said Thursday.
A Taiwanese official assumed office Wednesday as president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events' (IAEE) Asia-Pacific branch.