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Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Pingtung District Prosecutors Office yesterday applied for Chang Guann (強冠) Chairman Yeh Wen-hsiang (葉文祥) to be indicted over his involvement in the recent tainted oil scandal after an interrogation session in which Yeh appeared uncooperative.
Taiwan -- FDA reveals progress on tainted edible oil scandal
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a press conference yesterday to give updates on the latest progress of the tainted oil investigation, saying that another 73 products were found to contain lard products from Chang Guann Co. (強冠).
Taiwan -- Arson not ruled out in New Taipei blaze
Arson has not been ruled out in a fire that broke out Friday in Yungho, New Taipei, causing one death and 24 injuries, the city's fire department said.
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Taiwan -- Taipei expresses goods trade agreement needs to Beijing
As the Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement negotiations drew to a conclusion yesterday, Taiwan's lead negotiator Jenni Yang (楊珍妮) said that Taiwan has expressed its needs and concerns to China, which is considered a major accomplishment in the negotiations.
Activists from civic rights groups yesterday staged a protest over allegedly sexist remarks made by the Taipei mayoral candidate that the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party endorses.
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A tropical storm with the name Kalmaegi formed east of the Philippines yesterday and is expected to affect Taiwan in the weekend, weathermen said.
A Cabinet press briefing was broadcast live online for the first time on YouTube Thursday as part of efforts to allow the public access to first-hand, real-time information on government policies.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said he supports Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi's (王郁琦) decision to transfer former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) from his posts, and said “it was the right thing to do.”
Shares of Largan Precision Co. came under heavy pressure Friday morning amid concerns over the company's average selling prices (ASP) as Apple Inc.'s new iPhones are still using 8-megapixel camera lenses, which have a lower profit margin, dealers said.
Taiwan's overall reputation has been rated 29th in the world and 5th in Asia after Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia in 2014, according to annual rankings released by Reputation Institute, a private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen.
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