Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The first ever youth advisory group of the Executive Yuan yesterday convened its first meeting and made a consensus of scattering the 25 advisors into six teams and holding a large meeting with Premier Jiang Yi-huah's (江宜樺) attendance every three months.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is expected to hold a summer camp to expand Taiwanese youths' interest in international affairs and the development of nongovernment organizations (NGO) on Aug. 13, adding that the courses and lectures will be given in all-English environment.
Taiwan Solidarity Union lawmaker Chou Ni-An (周倪安) said yesterday that the official written statement charging Cheng Chieh (鄭捷) with homicide has been leaked to the media, causing a serious invasion of the victims' and their families' privacy.
Semiconductor assembly, packaging and testing company Powertech Technology Inc. (力成) yesterday held an earnings conference, announcing a second quarter net income of NT$898 million, up 50.4 percent quarter-on-quarter, and revenues of NT$10.58 billion.
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday announced that Alys Spensley has begun her tenure as the cultural affairs officer in the AIT's Public Diplomacy Section.
Thirty-four people have tested positive for AIDS using a rapid saliva screening kit provided by several civic groups, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
A 25-day-old infant died Monday in Southern Taiwan after becoming infected with echovirus type 11, making him the youngest victim of human enterovirus this year, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday.
Lanyu, an island off Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan, has received 154 milimeters of rain over the past 24 hours as Typhoon Matmo approaches, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.
The Central News Agency updated the Focus Taiwan app for Apple and Android mobile devices this week to take better advantage of screen real estate and create a more image-centric experience.
The approaching Typhoon Matmo has caused vegetable prices to increase ahead of its arrival, prompting the main opposition party to slam the government for allowing “outrageous” hikes without taking into account people's economic hardships.