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Saturday, April 25, 2015
A bottled water manufacturer in Kaohsiung City has been discovered to be selling bogus mineral water made from unlicensed underground water resources, prosecutors said Friday.
Taiwan -- International exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists
One of the largest stamp exhibitions in Asia kicked off Friday in Taipei, showcasing some 1,000 frames of stamps from 24 nations with a total value at NT$1.5 billion (US$48 million).
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that a presidential campaign featuring himself and People First Party founder and Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) is not possible, and went on to implore local press to refrain from addressing the issue any further.
Taiwan -- Stop talking about Ko-Soong 2016; it won't happen: Ko
Taiwan ranked 38th in the 2015 World Happiness Report, up four notches from last year.
Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo, an executive member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), was elected vice president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) in Sochi, Russia Wednesday.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Taiwan -- More tea chains found using tainted leaves
Following the tainted tea scare originating with beverage chain Stornaway, fellow tea chain "50 Lan" (五十嵐) yesterday was accused of having sold over 7,000 kilograms of pesticide-tainted tea leaves by the Taichung Department of Health.
Taiwan -- Cyberbullying led to suicide of 24-year-old entertainer: family
Online bullying led a popular young entertainer to commit suicide two days ago in a tragic case that has brought about massive public debate and government investigation.
Taiwan -- Airport MRT rail runs first public test ride
A rapid transit system linking Taipei with Taiwan's main airport ran its first test ride open to the public yesterday afternoon.
Former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) would be an essential element in the upcoming elections and the DPP's possible rule, said DPP Chairwoman and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) before paying a visit to Su yesterday.
The Finance Ministry (財政部) yesterday denied the Miaoli County Government's appeal for help with a NT$64.8 billion debt.
The Executive Yuan on Thursday completed a draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act that is aimed at shrinking the work week and allowing two-day weekends for the country's entire workforce.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said that the number of R.O.C. passports reported stolen or lost has continued to drop over the past few years with the introduction of e-passports.
Taiwan expressed regret Thursday over a visit by scores of Japanese lawmakers to a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors its war dead, including executed Japanese World War II war criminals.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Thursday not to ignore symptoms related to dengue fever, as recent statistics show an increasing number of cases that have not sought treatment.
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