Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Next TV Labor Union (壹電視工會) and many of its supporters gathered in front of the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) yesterday, protesting that ERA Communications Inc. (ERA) did not fulfill the promises it made last year before acquiring Next TV. The group also demanded that the National Communication Commission (NCC) investigate the issue.
China's military is capable of seizing Taiwan-held islands near the mainland and taking over islets in the disputed South China Sea area, but cannot yet launch a full scale attack on Taiwan proper, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Monday.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday said the alleged leaking of confidential information by former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) is a single case, stressing that it does not mean the mechanism of cross-strait communication should be questioned.
Taipower (台電) Chairman Huang Jung-chiou (黃重球) yesterday announced the company's request to form a floating price index to better reflect the cost of fuel consumed when producing energy.
Research conducted by Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TVGH, 台北榮民總醫院) has shown that patients suffering from narrowing of the carotid artery may also suffer from mild dementia, a condition recognizable by dizziness and minor amnesia.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The Joint Board, College Recruitment Commission (JBCRC) said recently that the Test of English Listening Comprehension (TELC) will be listed as a standard entrance test next year and colleges can decide whether to apply it in their admissions process.
President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Sunday that Taiwan remains committed to the development of renewable energy and will continue pursuing new energy resources.
More than one out of every two Taiwanese men do not regularly exercise, according to data released by Taiwan Biobank, a research center, Sunday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday that policy proposals submitted by the nation's youth were found to be practical and mature, as some 88 percent of the proposals were adopted by government agencies last year.
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) recently announced that an amendment to the current Health Food Control Act (健康食品管理法) is currently underway and will require labeling and clarification on 13 medical side effects.