Thursday, December 5, 2013
Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
Organizations that objected to Detroit's bankruptcy separately asked the U.S. judge overseeing the case late on Wednesday to allow an appeal of the case to go directly to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and a landmark in Taipei, is planning to embrace the arrival of 2014 with a 218-second fireworks display, the tower's spokesperson Michael Liu (劉家豪) said yesterday.
The Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court yesterday ruled that Yu Shen Co. (昱伸公司) must compensate Uni-President NT$130 million for supplying the conglomerate with plasticizer-tainted food additives.
The city of Detroit won judicial approval to move forward with the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history Tuesday despite objections from city workers fearful of losing their pensions.
Global growth was modest and a tepid expansion in the eurozone masked a growing disparity among its key members last month, data showed on Wednesday.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden should not expect to make much progress in defusing tensions over the East China Sea if repeats "erroneous and one-sided remarks" on the issue during a visit to China, a top state-run paper said on Wednesday.
Protesters intent on toppling Thailand's democratically elected prime minister plan to press their struggle again Wednesday with a peaceful march on Bangkok's national police headquarters, one day after a sudden truce in honor of the king's birthday this week ended a spate of increasingly fierce street fighting.
A Magic Amah-brand detergent product was found in testing to contain pesticides that could disturb animal reproductive systems, the Homemakers United Foundation (HUF) and News&Market announced yesterday.
Hua Yi Entertainment (華翼育樂公司) yesterday announced that it will officially take over the Brother Elephants in a NT$400 million move with the sponsorship of Chinatrust Commercial Bank.