Thursday, August 21, 2014
A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) engineering maintenance vehicle crashed into a railroad switch at Minxiong station yesterday, delaying 42 trains; this was the second significant transportation-related mishap in two days.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) yesterday warned consumers who are using TV shopping channel services to be on guard in the wake of a rising number of telephone fraud cases.
Taiwan's negotiations with China on a merchandise trade agreement, originally set to resume in late August, may be postponed to early September, Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao (卓士昭) said Wednesday.
An assistant professor at National Dong Hwa University has been named the new deputy head of the Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Cabinet said in a statement Wednesday.
Taipei signed a registry agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Wednesday with the top-level domain suffix “.taipei” set to open for registration in November, according to Taipei's Department of Information Technology (DIT).
Representatives of the 2014 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival organized by the Taipei City government made their last China stop in Shanghai Wednesday to promote the 10th anniversary of the annual festival.
Following former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei's (潘世偉) exit from the Cabinet in July, the Executive Yuan yesterday announced its latest personnel shuffle, naming Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) to fill Pan's vacated position.
Shares of LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工) staged a strong technical rebound Wednesday after a recent plunge caused by concerns over the impact of a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung for which the company has been blamed, plus heavy losses recorded for the first half of this year, dealers said.
AT&T Inc., the second-biggest U.S. wireless carrier, confirmed Wednesday it will sell the Windows version of the HTC One M8, a day after its bigger rival Verizon Wireless began selling the new flagship phone.
The output value of Taiwan's integrated circuit (IC) packaging and testing sector could rise more than 5 percent in the third quarter from a quarter earlier because of peak season effects, according to a government research report.