Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) yesterday forecast that Tropical Storm Leepi would pass the East Coast of Taiwan today, bringing heavy rains to parts of Taiwan.
Greenpeace yesterday announced that 36 toxic chemicals were found in offices and homes nationwide though only 18 of them were listed in the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act.
The Legislature passed the Labor Safety and Health Act yesterday, amending it to the “Vocational Safety and Health Act,” which would levy a fine of NT$300,000 on owners if their employees die as a result of occupational illness.
The Legislative Yuan passed the Wetland Conservation Act yesterday that establishes a conservation management system for Taiwan's wetlands divided into three management levels — international, national and regional.
To further attract foreign investment to Taiwan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Tuesday pledged to revamp laws long overdue for change and demanded that regulatory agencies offer a legal basis for withholding approval of foreign investment.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Taiwanese Major League pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's seven shutout innings led the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Ranger Sunday, extending the Canadian team's winning streak to five games.
Interior Minister Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源) yesterday said that an Act Governing the Punishment of Violation of Road Traffic Regulations amendment will be proposed to compel drivers to take drunk-driving tests without first gaining consent from prosecutors.
Many leading Taiwan- and overseas-based businesses are having difficulty finding suitable land for use in Taiwan, according to government officials.
The Citizen Congress Watch (CCW) accused the Legislative Yuan of misconduct yesterday, with the group claiming that legislators in charge of the Accounting Act amendment had neglected to publicize negotiation documents.
Former Control Yuan chief Wang Tso-yung (王作榮) yesterday received the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon (一等卿雲勳章) from President Ma Ying-jeou.