Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the student activist leaders of the Sunflower Movement, was spotted in his hometown of Tainan yesterday, where the now famous demonstrator was approached by fans and the press.
Google Inc. rolled out its cloud computing-based platform for enterprises in Taiwan yesterday on its first stop of an Asian tour to promote its cloud business services.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday reassured Sao Tome and Principe that his administration is pushing for medical cooperation with the West African diplomatic ally.
Taiwan's top negotiator with China departed yesterday for his first cross-Taiwan Strait visit this year.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that the level of its surveillance on the H7N9 avian flu strain will return to normal, ending the operation of its H7N9 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The CDC's latest assessment found no evidence that there will be widespread human-to-human transmission, said CDC Director-General Chang Feng-yee. “The risk of the disease spreading widely in Taiwan via humans in the near future is considered low,” Chang said.
Residents in Northern Taiwan will see the mercury rise again this week as seasonal winds weaken, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The Taiwanese government has continued to lodge protests with the World Health Organization (WHO) over a leaked memo that was exposed to the public in 2011 which belittled Taiwan's international status by labeling it as part of China, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, ranked as the biggest spender in research and development in 2013 among the 1,024 local manufacturers listed on the main board and the over-the-counter market in 2013, government statistics showed Tuesday.
China Steel Corp. (中國鋼鐵), Taiwan's largest steel supplier, said Tuesday that its pretax profit for the first quarter fell more than 10 percent from a year earlier largely because of a year-on-year decline in product prices.
Taiwanese food suppliers have been a center of attention for buyers in Malaysia and Singapore during exhibits in those countries this month, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said yesterday.