Tuesday, August 26, 2014
According to statistics from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), the average number of typhoons forming in the northwestern Pacific Ocean area was 5.6 in August in the past. No typhoons formed in the area this year.
The Department of Health, Taipei City Government (DOH) announced the results of moon cake testing yesterday, saying that the Cantonese moon cake from a Malaysian restaurant sold in Hi-Life convenience stores contains the illegal preservative sodium dehydroacetate.
New Taipei City Education Department Commissioner Lin Teng-chiao (林騰蛟) proposed to administer drug tests as part of middle school students' nationwide health examinations.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) yesterday warned against the recent rise in Internet-based scams relating to chain restaurants' gift certificates, urging the public to refrain from falling victim to seemingly steep discounts.
The state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. went public in Taipei yesterday in the biggest move in a decade by the government to privatize state enterprises.
Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), during his first court session at the Taipei District Court yesterday, said that he is a victim, not a beneficiary, of the alleged bribery over a public housing development project in Taoyuan.
A temple in Taipei visited by millions of worshippers each year defended on Monday its new policy to ban incense and food offerings amid protests that the new approach will hurt vendors who make a living by selling those items to visitors.
A committee meeting held by the Ministry of Labor (勞動部) to discuss a minimum wage hike ended Monday without a decision, due to a boycott by the business sector.
Monday, August 25, 2014