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Friday, April 17, 2015
Japanese food imports must enclose a certificate of origin and radiation residue test results issued by authorized agencies in order to be cleared for import to Taiwan, announced the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛福部) yesterday, saying the new regulations are set to take effect on May 15.
The Executive Yuan on Thursday approved a draft statute mandating the establishment of a non-departmental public institution to oversee the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste.
Taiwan -- This year's Softex Expo likely to grow 10% from 2014
Softex Expo, one of Taiwan's major information technology trade fairs, will have about 10 percent more exhibitors this year than in 2014, the show's organizer said Wednesday.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Taiwan -- DPP nominates Tsai for president
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced its official nomination of Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to be its presidential candidate in the upcoming elections.
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Laboratory tests run by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW, 衛生福利部) yesterday found medicine manufactured by Liang Jih Tarng Bio Technology Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (良濟堂生技製藥有限公司) to be tainted with industrial-grade materials. Authorities immediately ordered the product to be removed from store shelves.
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The ongoing water shortage has had an impact on the nation's hydroelectric and fossil-fuel power generation, and as several power plants are set to perform annual maintenance next month, the nation may need to brace for power cuts as early as May.
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The water savings from phase-three rationing in northern Taiwan are exceeding expectations, reported the Economics Ministry's Water Resources Agency (水利署) yesterday.
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Taiwan -- Importer says Stornaway tea comes from Iran
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) will soon launch a comprehensive inspection of beverage chains to address consumers' concerns about the presence of pesticide residues in their drinks, the agency announced Wednesday.
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Four items accidentally dropped into the reactor core during a renovation project for the Second Nuclear Power Plant (Nuke 2, 第二核能發電廠) in September 2014, though the incident was entirely left out of the Atomic Energy Council's (AEC, 原子能委員會)............
Taiwan -- P&G's music video promotes cancer awareness
Procter & Gamble (P&G) yesterday made public a theme song and a music video featuring supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) to promote its 6 Minutes Protect A Life campaign that aims to raise women's cancer awareness in Taiwan.
Chen Chi-chung (陳致中) sought the attendance of his father, former-President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), at a banquet planned for May by the Ketagalan Institute (凱達格蘭基金會). The ex-president's son posted his comments yesterday on his Facebook page, adding that his father only wants to take the opportunity to thank his friends, "not to sound off on politics."
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The ruling Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) has decided that its delegation for an annual forum with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP, 中國共產黨) slated for May 2-3 in Shanghai will be headed by party Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫), KMT spokesman Yang Wei-chung (楊偉中) said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Taiwan -- Kerry says U.S. will continue to step up relations with Taiwan
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said recently that Washington will continue to step up efforts to improve its relations with Taiwan, which is a key stakeholder of the U.S. Asia-Pacific regional policy.
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Taiwan -- Local rose tea brand contains DDT: gov't
The Public Health Bureau of Miaoli County yesterday revealed that the imported rose tea material for local English-themed soft drink chain Stornaway (英國藍) contains 13 kinds of pesticides, including four kinds of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).
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