Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court yesterday issued sentences to Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE, 日月光) management staff for intentionally leaking industrial waste into the Hou-chin River. The light nature of the sentences provoked protest from both environmental groups and government officials.
To deal with the recent oil scandal, the Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday established an interim agency to reinforce efforts to track the distribution of 43,000 tons of animal feed oil exported from a Vietnam-based trading company.
Hsuan Chuang University College of Social Sciences Dean Shih Chao-hui (釋昭慧) said that public attacks on the Tzu Chi (慈濟) organization following the boycott of Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團) aim to destroy Tzu Chi and blaspheme against Buddhism.
Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 helped Taiwan's export orders jump 12.7 percent in September year-on-year to a record US$43.3 billion, the government said Monday.
Due to a decrease in large-scale investment opportunities, Chinese capital flowing to Taiwan dropped nearly 20 percent in the first nine months of the year, the Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.
Taiwan set a new single-month record for export orders in September because of strong demand for electronic and communications devices, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs figures released Monday.
Chunghwa Telecom (中華電信), Taiwan's largest mobile operator, aimed to grab a 40 percent market share of 4G broadband service but forecast that it will take much longer to turn profitable compared to the 3G sector.
Taiwanese actress Chu Chih-ying (朱芷瑩) will compete for the best actress award at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival for her role in the Malaysian youth drama “River of Exploding Durians.” (榴槤忘返)
Lawmakers yesterday urged the cabinet-level Veterans Affairs Council (VAC, 退輔會) to check the identities of R.O.C. veterans currently living in mainland China to make sure no Chinese nationals have defrauded veterans' pensions.