Sunday, April 20, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou apologized to Taitung residents Saturday for the delay of an electrified railway line project between Hualien and Taitung, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of June.
The Japanese government is making moves to increase the number of buses available to foreign tour groups amid a shortage that threatens to affect holidaygoers during the peak travel season, a travel industry leader in Taiwan said.
A total of 39,071 marriages were registered in Taiwan in the first three months of the year, with nearly 13 percent being cross-national unions, according to figures released by the Interior Ministry on Saturday.
Softex Expo 2014, one of the major electronics trade fairs in Taiwan, is expected to attract about 200,000 visitors this weekend, the Taipei Computer Association (TCA) said Saturday.
Taiwan should focus more on its service industry in addition to being innovative and creative, visiting competitiveness experts said.
The abundant sunshine northern Taiwan has seen over the past week will give way to rain from later Sunday under influence of a weather front, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday.
The Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area Administration in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, said Saturday it will host a series of water fun events starting April 26, including free canoe activities.
Yilan County in eastern Taiwan was rattled Saturday by two earthquakes measuring at 3.5 and 3.7, respectively, on the Richter scale, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Worldwide shipments of large-sized display panels rose in March, the peak restocking period, according to a local research firm.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday urged citizens to pay attention to the requirements for visa-free travel, pointing out that 158 people were denied entry to foreign countries last year because they could not present the necessary documents for visa-free entry.