Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday confirmed that the former head of Taiwan's Defense Mission in the United States had failed to pass a required polygraph test.
A catenary wire on the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) east to west main line was reported severed yesterday, causing a mass delay to over 10,000 passengers who complained angrily to the TRA.
Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC, 飛安會) said yesterday that it has finished deciphering the two black boxes retrieved from the crash site of a TransAsia
Taiwan's agriculture sector has suffered NT$594.9 million (US$19.73 million) in losses as of 5 p.m. Monday from the battering the island took from Typhoon Matmo on July 22, according to the latest Council of Agriculture figures.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) said yesterday that concerns over land subsidence issues in Taiwan are rising, with the collective depth of subsidence reaching around 286.47 kilometers in areas such as Changhua County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County and Pingtung County.
The United States is hoping to expand cooperation with Taiwan on security issues, according to an American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) official speaking Monday at an international conference in Taipei.
The sunny skies Taiwan has seen lately could give way to rain from late Wednesday due to the influence of an approaching tropical depression, the Central Weather Bureau said Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday urged the public to be on high alert against dengue fever as an increasing number of cases are being reported this year.
Gen. Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正), president of National Defense University, has been named the new deputy defense minister, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday.
Monday, July 28, 2014
A national economic conference organized by the government entered its second day amid calls for more student participation as speakers discussed a range of issues, from Taiwan's global trade strategy to its cultural industry.