Friday, October 9, 2015
Traffic controls will be implemented on the nation's freeways to cope with anticipated spikes before and during the Oct. 9-11 Double Ten holiday weekend, the National Freeway Bureau said Thursday.
Taichung prosecutors yesterday pressed charges against 33 civilians and military personnel over an alleged procurement scandal involving locally produced eight-wheeled CM-32 Clouded Leopard (雲豹) armored vehicles.
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Thursday that he admires Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), the presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), but supports the decision of the KMT's Central Standing Committee a day earlier to discuss replacing her.
Taiwan is planning to increase the amount of cropland given over to non-rice grain and certain beans to raise the self-reliance ratio of such locally produced crops to 38.1 percent by 2020, an agriculture official said Thursday.
Taiwan's armed forces are busy preparing for National Day celebrations that will feature a military parade in Taipei and a flyover by the Air Force's Thunder Tiger Aerobatics Team.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was rumored to have had a chance encounter with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a hotel in Tokyo, according to Japanese media yesterday.
Forty-two Taiwanese suspects in a cross-border phone fraud ring were deported back to Taiwan late last month after being arrested by Philippines authorities, the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Kuomintang (KMT) Central Standing Committee (CSC) yesterday passed a motion to convene an extraordinary national party congress in a move to oust current presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the party's nominee.
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker lodged a complaint accusing Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) of breaking the law with his alleged attempt to persuade presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) to drop out of the race, one of the diverse reactions to the alleged effort.