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Monday, April 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Ma, Jiang reach out to young adults
Following the recently concluded student activist occupation of the Legislature, President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that he will communicate more with young adults in order to find a direction for the proposed Kuomintang (KMT) reforms.
Taiwan -- Ferry evacuation confusion revealed
The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking soared to 58 on Sunday after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel, which a newly released transcript shows was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously.
Japan's defense minister said Sunday there have been an “abnormal” number of flights by Russian military aircraft close to Japanese islands in recent days.
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Taiwan -- Su seeks Hau's support on referendum bill
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang called on Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin Sunday morning to seek his support for DPP's proposal to hold a referendum on Taiwan's fourth nuclear plant.
Haiti's President Michel Joseph Martelly is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Monday on a four-day state visit, during which the two countries will sign a joint communique and a new agreement, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said it will open a new community garden at its Taipei office this week to mark the annual Earth Day celebration, to show its support for protecting the environment.
President Ma Ying-jeou, who doubles as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), said Sunday that youth activities within the KMT are disconnected to a certain degree from social movements and he promised self-reflection and reform within the party.
Sixty-eight percent of parents in Taiwan are thinking about sending their children to colleges overseas, a survey by HSBC Group showed Sunday.
Taiwan-listed companies generated less earnings from their investments in China last year than in 2012 because of rising costs and falling sales volumes, according to data from the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC).
“Yeah! We made it,” a group of elderly Asian cyclists shouted joyfully at Fisherman's Wharf Saturday after riding more than 2,000 kilometers on their bicycles over three weeks from Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco.
  
  
  
  
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