Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Council of Agriculture (COA) yesterday officially revoked Chyuan Shun Food Enterprise Co.'s (泉順食品) certificate of food dealership for mislabeling packaged rice, marking the first such revocation in 60 years.
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署) yesterday ruled that a second round of assessment is required on amusement park development plan by a subsidiary of the Uni-President conglomerate (統一).
“Jade Master” Soofeen Hu (胡焱榮) is suspected to have been using a fake passport to enter and leave Taiwan more than 800 times.
Air raid alert sirens across Taiwan sounded for fifteen seconds yesterday morning, causing a brief scare for residents shocked by the blaring sound that turned out to have been activated by mistake.
The Presidential Office yesterday denied claims published in a report by a local magazine that President Ma Ying-jeou had tracked Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng's (王金平) private schedule to gain political advantage.
In response to the wave of drug advertisements published in the media boasting lethargic effects which may be used to allow offenders to sexually take advantage of others, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently launched an investigation into the merchants behind the ads.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah instructed relevant government departments Wednesday to fix all population problems incurred by a low birthrate and fast-aging society within one year, saying that the problems are taking a toll on Taiwan's national competitiveness.
Taipei had the highest birthrate among Taiwan's five special municipalities in both 2011 and 2012, as well as in the first 11 months of the year, an achievement attributed to the city's successful incentives aimed at encouraging citizens to bear children.
The Ministry of National Defense will hold a formal delivery ceremony later this week for the first batch of six AH 64E Apache attack helicopters purchased from the United States, the agency said recently.