Friday, July 18, 2014
People planning to travel to China or Southeast Asia should take precautions against measles amid a surging number of cases of the viral infection being reported in those regions, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Jeremy Lin, the first NBA player of Taiwanese descent, is slated to start a week-long visit to Taiwan today, amid great public interest in his recent transfer to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Independent Taipei mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je has found a new campaign manager in Yao Li-ming, an associate professor of public administration at Chinese Culture University who says his focus will be on ending partisan fighting.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country's main gateway, was named the 18th best airport worldwide in the World Airport Awards on Wednesday, up six places from last year.
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai and several public figures urged the public Thursday to contribute their personal stories to a “national memory” project to help preserve Taiwan's history.
The Taiwan High Court yesterday dealt heavy sentences to Chang Pen-tsao (張平沼), former chairman of the General Chamber of Commerce of the R.O.C. (ROCCOC, 商總), and his wife Chen Shu-chu (陳淑珠) for breach of trust violations as stipulated under the Securities and Exchange Act (證交法).
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday showed his support for the Kuomintang's (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文), stating that Lien's widely criticized public statement regarding the underdevelopment of the Neihu and Nangang areas was not incorrect.
A citizen group yesterday appealed for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) not to freeze its “Taiwan Independence clause” and protested against any signs of the party's “Kuomintangization.”
The amendment to temporary provisions governing subsidies for elderly farmers was officially launched to raise the threshold for receiving subsidies, the Presidential Office announced yesterday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday that there has been an increase in the number of Taiwanese being detained for drug trafficking in Australia and New Zealand.