Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Legislative Yuan's Internal Administration Committee (IAC) failed to convene a public hearing yesterday over the drafts of a bill supervising cross-strait agreements due to ruling party and opposition disagreements over legislative procedures.
The Industrial Development Bureau (工業局) yesterday announced that 14 seminars explaining the specifics of the upcoming Cross-Strait Trade in Goods Agreement (貨貿) will be staged this month in order to avoid yet another outburst of social discord over trade pacts with mainland China.
The Legislature's Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee yesterday passed a preliminary review of an amendment of the Code for Criminal Procedure, which stipulates that the court handling the second ruling cannot pronounce a sentence — the announced sentence and the exact sentence to be served — heavier than the first ruling.
Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) said yesterday that the performance of Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co. (FETC) with regard to the new highway toll system ETC failed to meet the standards set in the contract.
A Frenchman who attempted to smuggle heroin worth NT$60 million has been arrested, the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau (MJIB) and the Military Police Command (憲兵指揮部) said yesterday in a joint press conference.
National Taiwan University (NTU) President Yang Pan-chyr said yesterday that his university respects the personal expression of views and ideas by its students and faculty but hopes that it can be done rationally and without breaking laws.
The Ministry of Education will allocate budget for the electronic filing of academic theses and dissertations published prior to a draft amendment to the Act Governing the Conferment of Academic Degrees, Education Minister Jiang Wei-ling said yesterday.
Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, attended the unveiling of a “Nobel Chair” in his honor, accompanied by various government officials, at National Central University (CNU) in northern Taiwan yesterday.
Visitors to one of usually safe Japan's most celebrated spots are being warned to be on the lookout, after two Taiwanese tourists were injured in a rampage by a wild deer.
Research shows that imidacloprid (益達胺) residue is a major contributor to colony collapse disorder in which worker bees from a beehive abruptly disappear, National Taiwan University (NTU) announced yesterday.