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Saturday, September 13, 2014
A Cabinet press briefing was broadcast live online for the first time on YouTube Thursday as part of efforts to allow the public access to first-hand, real-time information on government policies.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said he supports Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Wang Yu-chi's (王郁琦) decision to transfer former MAC Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) from his posts, and said “it was the right thing to do.”
Taiwan's overall reputation has been rated 29th in the world and 5th in Asia after Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia in 2014, according to annual rankings released by Reputation Institute, a private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen.
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Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) said Friday that he respects the decision of Bert J. Lim (林建山), president of public policy think tank the World Economics Society, to withdraw his name as a nominee for a member of the Control Yuan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a “helping hand” in the face of external challenges, at talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Taiwan-native Baltimore Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) on Wednesday pitched perfectly into the sixth inning until the perfection was broken by a Red Sox rookie catcher who doubled for his first major league hit.
Taiwan -- Chen pitches perfectly to the sixth to clinch his 15th win
Imports of edible lard oil products from Hong Kong will now be suspended with immediate effect, Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Shiu Ming-neng (許銘能) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Health Ministry stops imports of HK lard oil
The government yesterday froze nine bank accounts belonging to Chang Guann Co. (強冠), totaling some NT$79 million in funds, to prevent the company from exonerating itself from financial obligations arising from the tainted oil scandal.
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Premier Jiang Yi-huah directed the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Thursday to review the existing Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification system to see if it should be abolished or improved.
Taiwan -- Solutions trump need for resignations: MHW chief
Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) Chief Chiu Wen-ta (邱文達) stated yesterday that it is more important to deal with problems at their current stage than to investigate who should be held liable for the issue; as for the performance of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ..
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