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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Taiwan -- In TPP membership bid, nation needs to be prepared for 'long game': scholar
Taiwan needs to be prepared for a “long game” in its ongoing push to join the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), an American scholar has said recently.
Taiwan plans to lift a 10-year ban on the recruitment of domestic helpers including caregivers and of fishing workers from Vietnam, an official said Monday.
A total of nine companies listed on the local over-the counter (OTC) market are scheduled to hold investor conferences this week, the organizer, Taipei Exchange said Monday.
Chen Jian-yu (陳建宇), minister for Transportation and Communications, yesterday emphasized that he would never approve lowering the minimum driving age to sixteen, in response to questions.
Following accusations from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) clarified yesterday that she has not been peddling influence while campaigning for city government officials, some of whom were set to run for district legislators in the southern city.
The recent reports that Apple Inc. is facing major issues with the production of its smartwatch may affect the share price of Taiwanese contract electronics maker Quanta Computer Inc. (廣達), according to a European brokerage.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip-maker, last week suffered the largest foreign institutional net sell among the stocks listed on the main board, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 證交所) said Monday.
Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Monday launched stricter cockpit safety regulations to prevent tragedies like Germanwings Flight 9525, whose co-pilot appeared to have crashed the jet into mountains on purpose, killing all 150 onboard.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) and local prosecutors are investigating a Greater Kaohsiung health clinic for selling a controlled substance without a prescription.
Deputy Finance Minister Wu Tang-chieh (吳當傑) said on Monday that he thinks “Chinese Taipei” would be an appropriate appellation for Taiwan in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-initiated lender that will offer financing for regional infrastructure projects.
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