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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Taiwan has recorded only some 75 millimeters of rainfall over the past two months, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), raising concerns about water shortages in the year to come.
Taipei City's Department of Environmental Protection yesterday gave away NT$1 million in prize money during a lottery draw to a citizen for his efforts to save electricity.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Taiwan -- Lien egged in last hours of campaign
Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei Mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) was egged by onlookers yesterday as he and his election team “swept the streets” and continued their efforts to garner votes.
Taiwan -- Formosa Plastics co-founder Wang Yung-tsai dies at 93
Wang Yung-tsai (王永在), Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) co-founder as well as the youngest brother of late FPG founder Wang Yung-ching (王永慶), died in peace at the age of 93 yesterday, according to an announcement from the company.
Taiwan -- 175 charged with election-related offenses
A spokesperson of the Supreme Prosecutors Office (SPO) yesterday said that 175 suspects involved in crimes surrounding the 9-in-1 Elections will soon appear in court.
DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday that the DPP's goal in the election is to “flip Central Taiwan”, implying the intention to gain seats within the party.
Prominent interdisciplinary science journal Nature yesterday released an article titled “Publishing: The peer-review scam,” which addressed the Taiwanese science professor scandal that led to the voluntary termination of former Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling (蔣偉寧) of the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Taiwan is likely to see generally mild weather across the island Saturday as voters head to the polls to select new mayors and local representatives, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Thursday.
To implement a more complete examination system on cooking oil quality, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that it will visit oil factories in foreign countries to inspect the quality and original materials of imported oil next year, according to acting FDA Director-General Chiang Yu-mei (姜郁美).
The Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) expects to press class action suits concerning the recent food oil scandal next March, which was proposed by the Consumer Protection Committee (CPC), officials announced during a press conference in Taipei yesterday.
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