Saturday, December 13, 2014
Police in Taiwan recently arrested eight suspects as part of a crackdown on a cross-strait telephone fraud ring, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) said.
Two men will be sent to prosecutors for questioning over messages left online calling for the president's assassination, while another will be investigated for threatening to bomb the longest tunnel in Taiwan.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Friday it has had limited success in artificial precipitation measures aimed at taking advantage of a rare late-year typhoon nearby amid water shortages across Taiwan.
Changhua County will hand out vouchers for daily necessities to disadvantaged families for the first time this year in a move expected to benefit over 15,000 people in Taiwan's second-most populous county.
Taiwan won two prizes at the 2014 Asia Television Awards (ATA) in Singapore on Thursday, with one going to actress Hsieh Chiung-hsuan for best actress in a supporting role.
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.