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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Taiwan -- MND announces qualification of military's new paratroopers
A total of 15 military trainees completed their sixth jumps earlier this week in southern Kaohsiung City to officially become qualified paratroopers, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) engineering maintenance vehicle crashed into a railroad switch at Minxiong station yesterday, delaying 42 trains; this was the second significant transportation-related mishap in two days.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) yesterday warned consumers who are using TV shopping channel services to be on guard in the wake of a rising number of telephone fraud cases.
An assistant professor at National Dong Hwa University has been named the new deputy head of the Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples, the Cabinet said in a statement Wednesday.
Following former Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei's (潘世偉) exit from the Cabinet in July, the Executive Yuan yesterday announced its latest personnel shuffle, naming Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) to fill Pan's vacated position.
Taiwan -- Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen named new labor minister
Shares of LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮化工) staged a strong technical rebound Wednesday after a recent plunge caused by concerns over the impact of a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung for which the company has been blamed, plus heavy losses recorded for the first half of this year, dealers said.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Actor issues apology after arrest in Beijing
Following Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung's (柯震東) arrest in Beijing for using marijuana, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV yesterday aired video footage showing the actor's tearful apology to the public for “setting a negative example.”
Taiwan -- Fired for knowing too much: ex-deputy minister
In a television interview following his “forced” resignation, Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) yesterday said that he has prepared a suicide letter as he felt he was fired for “knowing too much.”
Taiwan -- More in Taiwan take the plunge for Ice Bucket Challenge
Celebrities and public figures in Taiwan braced themselves for having a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads Tuesday as they continued the Internet sensation meant to raise awareness about a paralyzing disease.
President Ma Ying-jeou will be nominating 11 Control Yuan members according to the constitution and the constitutional interpretation of the Grand Justices, said the Presidential Office yesterday.
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