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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sharp weighs investment proposals, decision within a month
TOKYO -- Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to decide within a month between investment offers from Taiwanese company Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, or a consortium of Japanese investors.
Ko threatens firings over traffic jams
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) had harsh words for his municipal team on Wednesday over recent traffic log jams, saying "If I fired a couple (of city commissioners), the others will fall in line."
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Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will strengthen surveillance and preventive measures against the Zika virus, as the outbreak has continued to spread to countries and territories in Central and South America, and the Caribbean, CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Jih-haw said Wednesday.
A new cold wave will arrive in Taiwan Saturday, just two days prior to Lunar New Year's Day, which falls on Feb. 8, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Wednesday.
Eighteen Chinese tourists from Beijing and one Taiwanese tour guide were slightly injured when the tour bus in which they were traveling was hit from behind by a truck in Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan on Wednesday.
President-elect shelves premiership rumors
President-elect and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attempted to suppress rumors surrounding her selection of a premier for her incoming administration Wednesday.
Premier Simon Chang and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan reached a consensus Wednesday that the Executive Yuan will hold off on sending controversial draft bills from the previous Legislature to the new Legislature.
Premier Simon Chang and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan reached a consensus Wednesday that the Executive Yuan will hold off on sending controversial draft bills from the previous Legislature to the new Legislature.
Innolux Corp. (群創), one of Taiwan's leading flat panel makers, said that it suffered losses in the fourth quarter of last year in reflection of falling product prices, but was still profitable for the entirety of 2015.
The day before Chinese New Year will be dry and cool, but temperatures are set to warm throughout most of the week-long holiday, according to a private weather forecasting agency.
  
  
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