Friday, May 17, 2013
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said yesterday that if Taipei prosecutors declare the Twin Towers' bidding process “flawed” in any way, then the city government would not rule out nullifying the bid.
A criminal suspect wanted by the Taipei District Court was recently escorted back to Taiwan by two U.S. immigration and customs enforcement agents and then sent to the court by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB,刑事警察局) for prosecution, according to a press release issued yesterday by the CIB.
In light of controversies with the Twin Towers and MeHas City (美河市) projects, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday promised that he would make public all classified documents pertaining to the city's 52 Mass Rapid Transportation (MRT) joint developments within a month.
Former finance minister Christina Liu (劉憶如) is feeling vindicated.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The government enacted the second stage of retaliatory measures toward the Philippine government to show dissatisfaction with their responses to Taiwan's demands over the Hung Shih-cheng (洪石成) fisherman shooting incident, yesterday., 27 Comments
The Philippine president on Wednesday apologized to Taiwan for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine coast guard personnel, after Taiwan rejected an earlier Philippine apology and started retaliating diplomatically., 4 Comments
Amid anger following the death of a Taiwanese fisherman killed by Philippine Coast Guard personnel, the main opposition party yesterday voiced its concern for local Filipino workers and urged Taiwanese to adopt a rational attitude, said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesman Lin Chun-hsien (林俊憲)., 1 Comment
Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday unveiled its 4G licensing plan with a starting bid of NT$35.9 billion, more than twice as much as the 3G licensing starting bid.
The stock gains tax is a “straw-man” that serves only a superficial purpose without providing any actual positive effects, Wang Chien-shien (王建瑄), the president of the Control Yuan, said recently.
The Tourism Bureau announced yesterday that tourists scheduled to go to the Philippines can receive full refunds after deducting a certain amount of regulated fees after the Executive Yuan announced a “red” travel alert against the Philippines among eight other sanctions issued over the shooting of a local fisherman in disputed waters.