Sunday, August 31, 2014
The government will team up with the private sector on NT$130 billion worth of urban renewal, port construction, land development and other government projects in 2015.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Labor and employers' representatives arrived at a consensus to raise the monthly minimum wage by NT$735 to reach NT$20,008, while the minimum hourly wages will be raised from NT$115 to NT$120, effective July next year., 2 Comments
In the wake of his arrest for using marijuana, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) yesterday held a press conference in Beijing and apologized for letting his friends, family and supporters down.
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Principal Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) and his assistants were held by the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) for questioning for 12 hours over the case of leaked state secrets until early morning yesterday.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday gave highest credit to the nation's armed forces for their significant contributions in R.O.C. history as he honored model military personnel at a ceremony in Taipei, ahead of Sept. 3, Taiwan's Armed Forces Day.
Two more storms or typhoons could hit Taiwan between September and November, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast Friday. It is very likely that Taiwan will experience an active period of tropical storms this autumn, following relatively weak activity in August, said Cheng Ming-dean, director of the bureau's Weather Forecast Center.
The well-being of Taiwan's citizens has moved up one place to rank 18th among 37 countries, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) under the Executive Yuan said yesterday that 73 percent of frozen food trucks failed to meet standards based on the result of random inspections of logistics companies.
The government-proposed defense budget for 2015 has seen a NT$8 billion growth in comparison to the 2014 budget, with the increased spending mainly allocated for military investment and the maintenance of facilities, a ruling lawmaker said yesterday.
Prosecutors have decided not to appeal a verdict by the Taiwan High Court last week that found former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) not guilty of corruption and money laundering between 1998 and 2000 when he was still president.