Friday, December 6, 2013
An opposition lawmaker yesterday called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to get to the bottom of the reason for Azerbaijan's recent denial of a visa application made by Taiwanese professor Lin Jaung-geng (林昭庚).
Despite an overabundance of doctorate degree holders in Taiwan at present, a shortage is likely within 10 years due to the country's falling birth rate, Science Minister Cyrus Chu warned yesterday., 2 Comments
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Wednesday busted a cross-strait fraud ring, nabbing 26 suspects after six months of investigation.
Northern and Eastern Taiwan could see more rain until Saturday due to increasing seasonal winds, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court yesterday ruled that Yu Shen Co. (昱伸公司) must compensate Uni-President NT$130 million for supplying the conglomerate with plasticizer-tainted food additives.
Prosecutors yesterday searched Flavor Full Foods (Flavor Full, 富味鄉) over allegations the company violated the Securities and Exchange Act, and summoned 27 persons of interest, including the company's chairman Chen Wen-nan (陳文南), for questioning.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) yesterday announced that listed companies will be allowed to include real estate investments in earnings under revised accounting standards.
Former National Property Administration Director General Hung Bao-chuan (洪寶川) was listed as a defendant in an illegal land-grab case that involved the brother of Miaoli County magistrate Liu Cheng-hung (劉政鴻) yesterday, and was released on NT$1 million bail.
Despite reports that a series of disputes between President Ma Ying-jeou and Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) had died down after Wang was accused of influence peddling, Wang's case nevertheless made it to court for the first time yesterday., 2 Comments
At a Legislative Yuan session yesterday, lawmakers examined eight state-run banks, mulling over a proposal to reduce the maximum allowable interest rate from 20 percent to 16 percent, while raising suspicions that Taiwan's banking sector has been reaping anomalously exorbitant profits at the cost of the public's interests.