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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In an effort to safeguard the well being of the nation's children, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced that several measures including regulatory restrictions on advertisement and marketing ploys by restaurants such as toys will take effect Jan. 1, 2016.
Taiwan -- Gou crosses line with Hu endorsement: Tsai
After Hon Hai Group (鴻海) Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) expressed his support for Kuomintang (KMT) Taichung mayoral candidate Jason Hu (胡志強), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that Gou's actions have gone beyond what is considered appropriate for businessmen.
The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Chiayi mayoral candidate Tu Hsing-che's (涂醒哲) campaign office yesterday criticized his rival, KMT-nominated Chiayi mayoral candidate Chen Yi-chen (陳以真), for her failure to show up to a campaign rally attended by President Ma Ying-jeou on Sunday.
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The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC, 消保會) announced its decision to pass two policies concerning the buying of real estate and the buying of vehicles drafted by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) during a press conference in Taipei yesterday.
Independent Keelung mayoral candidate Huang Jing-tai (黃景泰) began a hunger strike Monday to protest a court decision to keep him in detention on corruption charges and prevent him from taking part in campaign activities.
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The real monthly earnings of Taiwanese workers rose in September from a year earlier and remained on track to post the biggest annual rise since 2010, Taiwan's statistics bureau reported on Monday.
Unemployment in Taiwan fell to 3.95 percent in October, down 0.01 percentage points from September and 0.29 points year on-year, according to government figures released Monday.
A total of 9,447 defendants had been listed in 3,890 cases of litigation related to this year's local elections as of noon Monday, the Supreme Prosecutors Office said that day.
Taipei has been ranked 25th in a survey of the best cities for international students, an improvement of three notches from last year's ranking, according to the poll results published by a British higher education institution Monday.
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Taiwanese a capella choir the O-Kai Singers will tour four Southeast Asian countries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 4 to share Taiwan's musical culture with people in the region, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is organizing the tour.
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