Sunday, June 28, 2015
The hot weather Taiwan has seen over the past week is likely to continue into at least July 1 due to a strong Pacific high pressure system and decreasing moisture, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday.
The 25th Taipei International Food Show, held June 24-27 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, attracted over 65,000 visitors, including some 7,500 international buyers, according to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
Charter flight services between southeastern Taiwan's Taitung and Hong Kong were launched Saturday to provide more convenient air traffic between both sides during the peak summer travel period.
Eight Taiwanese companies took part in the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) held earlier this week in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Farmers from Tamsui were the big winners in this year's national pumpkin competition held in New Taipei City Saturday.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Taipei - The issue of legalizing gay marriage is "extremely controversial" in Taiwan, a senior Ministry of Justice official said Saturday, adding that the government would not consider making same-sex marriages legal for the time being.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman and 2016 presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen tried to assure local farmers in Eastern Taiwan that a possible political transfer of power next year would not affect shipments of agricultural produce to China. She also urged Communist China to stay out of Taiwan's elections.
Deputy Legislative Speaker and likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate said yesterday that discussions and decisions regarding a possible U.S. visit on her part was being conducted by her aides. Hung, who made the comments to the press after visiting the KMT Taipei City Council caucus. The KMT contender, considered a black horse candidate by analysts, previously ruled out a visit to the U.S. due to time constraints having entered the presidential race at a later stage than her rival, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen.
For patients seeking Chinese medicine treatment on a more regular basis than Western-style medical treatment, cheaper medical bills for overnight surgery may become a reality as a group of Chinese medicine doctors are urging the National Health Insurance Administration..................
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday announced that its visa systems are now back online after experiencing technical problems for over a week.