Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) on Monday rejected speculations that one of its deputy ministers was replaced last week because of conflict with Minister Wang Yu-chi (王郁琦).
Ex-Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) yesterday released a statement, saying that the MAC had done him a grievous wrong by altering its explanation as to why he had resigned.
Visa applications submitted by residents of Ebola-affected countries are now subject to strict screening due to a deadly outbreak of the virus in Africa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said.
According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), parts of the island are likely to see heavy rainfall today, but precipitation will gradually decrease starting from tomorrow.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday urged the public to be on high alert against dengue fever as the number of local cases in Taiwan so far this summer has soared to the highest in 11 years.
A group of 30 people led by a woman, surnamed Hsiao, were prosecuted by the Tainan District Prosecutors Office for fraud over the selling of New Zealand-imported red deer antlers under the name “Taiwanese antlers,” yesterday.
A movie based on the true story of a Taiwanese Air Force fighter jet pilot and his visually impaired wife will be released in Taiwan in October, the producers said Monday.
The social media sensation of dumping ice water on celebrities and posting a video online to raise awareness of a paralyzing disease has spread to Taiwan, with political figures and celebrities taking on the task and challenging more to participate.
In response to the media wanting to know if he will accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海精密) Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) said yesterday that “you will see it tomorrow.”
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday warned of the dangers of “body packing” illicit drugs, stressing that at least three traffickers are dead because of the dangerous drug-trafficking method.