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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Taiwan -- FDA reveals second wave of tainted drugs
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食品藥物管理署) issued a second wave of product warnings and recalls yesterday, as the recent spate of tainted drugs continues to rock the island. The FDA's list of drugs containing industrial-grade magnesium carbonate now includes a total of 19 manufacturers and 23 over-the-counter products. (A link to the FDA's list can be found at the end of this article.)
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Although usually very tranquil, Luzhou (蘆洲) is getting more and more heated up with fans of Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) as the 20th anniversary of her death is coming up next month. Being one of the most influential musical figures in Asia in recent decades...........
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Taiwan -- Commemorating local star Teresa Teng
Almost all of Taiwan's 55 entries medaled at the 2015 International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland, a testament to the quality of Taiwan's inventions, the head of Taiwan's delegation said.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday blamed "greed" for the row over the Taipei Dome project, which his administration has now deemed unsafe, with the possibility of having to dismantle the closed baseball stadium.
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Republic of China (Taiwan) passport holders are enjoying easy access to 98 percent of their travel destinations, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday after the country was ranked 28th in the Passport Index created by financial advisory firm Arton Capital.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday the status of women has been rising in Taiwan due to increases in women's higher education opportunities, political involvement and labor force participation.
A Taitung fisherman caught an unusual looking "humpback" sea turtle in waters off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on Wednesday.
After nine months of silence, Lien Hui-hisn (連惠心), daughter of Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Lien Chan (連戰), talked about how she was seriously misunderstood regarding the Geneherbs (菁茵荋) case in which she received a one-year deferred prosecution on July 11, 2014 over alleged violations of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act.
Taiwan -- RCA assets enough to cover damages: officials
Investment regulators said yesterday that the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) still has enough assets in Taiwan to cover the NT$560 million in damages awarded by a court to its former employees in a landmark class action against the now-defunct firm.
The lead lawyer in a class-action suit of former RCA workers in Taiwan got his wish Friday when he won a decade-long suit against the company, but he complained that the compensation awarded was too low.
Taiwan will enforce as scheduled a new directive that requires imported food from Japan be labeled with their place of origin and proof they are radiation free, Vice Health Minister Shiu Ming-neng said.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) confirmed yesterday that he would not be running for president in the 2016 elections, and that he was expecting talented KMT members to participate actively in the race.
Cross-caucus negotiations held by lawmakers reached an agreement to prioritize an amendment to the Punishment Act of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍懲罰法) so that the bill could be passed as soon as possible in the next Legislative Yuan sitting.
Gasoline and diesel prices in Taiwan are likely to rise next week in reflection of a rebound in international crude oil prices, market sources said Friday.
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