Friday, December 13, 2013
A military tank brigade base in Taichung was searched yesterday morning by the New Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (NTDPO, 新北市地檢署) over suspicion of illegal involvement in a procurement scandal; the office of a contract manufacturer in Taipei was also under investigation, according to prosecutors.
A Navy vessel that just concluded a mission to send relief supplies to the Philippines earlier this month will soon be leaving Taiwan again to transport prefabricated houses to Palau to help in the Pacific island's post-Haiyan reconstruction, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Pollution accusations leveled against Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) could lead the company's clients to shift their orders to ASE's rivals amid concern over a recent closure ordered by the government for part of ASE's production complex in Kaohsiung due to environmental concerns, market analysts said.
The operator of the first Taiwanese online shopping service to accept Bitcoin said Thursday that it will implement strict risk-control measures for the virtual currency.
Local media yesterday reported the death of a Japanese-Taiwanese woman, with the cause of her death pointing to beatings she had possibly received during religious practices at a temple in Taiwan.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday that the Taiwan High Prosecutors' Office (THPO, 台灣高等法院檢察署) did ask the MND to conduct a ballistics test in reference to the apparent suicide of an airman, despite the THPO's denial that such a request was ever issued.
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is teaming up with world-renowned German conductor Reinhard Goebel to bring a historically informed performance of celebrated classical music to Taipei.
Beginning tomorrow and running until Dec. 22, The Escape Artist (藝甸園娛樂繪畫空間), an art studio where the public may experience the joy of painting, will be holding a charitable auction in conjunction with Yahoo! Kimo for the benefit of disadvantaged children.
The non-profit United Way of Taiwan called on the public Thursday to contribute to an annual fundraising campaign launched in support of social welfare work, which is still 70 percent short of the target.
A high-ranking tourism official from North Korea has canceled a planned visit to Taiwan amid an ongoing power struggle.