Monday, February 23, 2015
Economic Affairs Minister John Deng has called on the United States and other countries that are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to set aside geopolitical factors in their consideration of Taiwan's bid to join the multi-national trade agreement, according a Washington media report.
Domestic gasoline and diesel retail prices will rise by NT$0.8 (US$0.03) and NT$0.9 respectively at midnight, the third consecutive week that Taiwan's state-owned oil supplier has raised prices on rebounding international crude oil prices.
A Taiwanese tourist has died in the Philippines possibly from drowning, Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines said Sunday.
On a chilly February evening, pedestrians at one of Taipei's busiest traffic circles have found something unusual in the windows of an office building: a high-definition video showing young Taiwanese people taking part in activities around the world.
American vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin is set to give a concert in Taiwan on March 18.
The number of passengers using Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the island's main international gateway, was set to top 120,000 Sunday due to holidaymakers heading home as the Lunar New Year holiday wraps up.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
As a result of the fair weather observed during the Chinese New Year holiday yesterday, traffic around the nation saw an unexpected spike, which sparked the police to activate traffic control protocols to manage the surge in traffic.
Yani Tseng's attempt at a comeback in the New Year was set back Friday as she failed to make the cut for the third round of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open with a 15-over 161 after two days.
Domestic fuel prices are expected to rise next week for the third consecutive week, in reflection of rebounding international crude oil prices, market sources said Saturday.
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達), one of Taiwan's flat panel makers, said Saturday that it has been recycling about 90 percent of the water used in its production process as it tries to deal with the water rationing measures introduced amid a drought in Taiwan.