Friday, March 7, 2014
The government is currently studying the feasibility of imposing a national defense surcharge in an attempt to increase the defense budget to boost voluntary military transformation, Defense Minister Yen Ming (嚴明) confirmed yesterday.
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) on Thursday spoke against the Ministry of National Defence (MND), saying that no plan is in place to levy a tax for an all-volunteer military.
Former Executive Yuan vice premier Chiang Pin-kun (江丙坤) cited the inefficiency of the Executive Yuan as a factor in his unwillingness to continue his tenure yesterday, during a conference to which he was invited as a guest speaker.
An AH-64E Apache attack helicopter was flown to an army base in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, where it will be stationed, the Army said Thursday, after Taiwan's 12 AH-64Es were put back into service last week.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) answered questions regarding his disagreement with former premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) over the upcoming elections during a press conference yesterday, drawing an analogy comparing internal party dispute to that of an occupied maternity ward.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) yesterday said that eight administrators and assistant administrators of hospitals under the ministry will be removed from their current positions starting from March 4.
Since a law to protect gender equality in the workplace was implemented in 2002, companies have taken various measures to promote equality of the sexes, according to survey results released Thursday by the Ministry of Labor.
Taiwan has been pushing the United States to sell diesel-powered submarines and studying the feasibility in building its own ones simultaneously, Defense Minister Yen Ming (嚴明) said yesterday.