Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Cabinet yesterday announced a series of measures to enhance food safety, including plans to increase bonuses for whistleblowers as well as punishments for law-breaking food companies., 3 Comments
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday boarded a military frigate to inspect the largest live-fire maritime exercise of recent years, held in waters off Eastern Taiwan as part of the annual Han Kuang series of exercises.
Following months of undisclosed negotiations, Beijing has an open attitude to the Dalai Lama's wish to go to China's Mount Wutai on pilgrimage, according to reports from two Chinese-language news websites., 1 Comment
A reported US$81 billion injection into China's major banks is probably the first of a series of fresh stimulus measures by Beijing to bolster its flagging economy, the world's second largest, analysts said Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.
South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday said the recent tainted oil scandal has caused an estimated loss of NT$5 billion -- about 1 percent of the nation's food industry's annual revenue., 2 Comments
The nation's peak power use occurred at 1:42 p.m. yesterday, reaching 34,328 MW, with the operating reserve pegged at 4.56 percent, raising fears that Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will implement electricity rationing. The reserve percentage was an improvement to that of the day before, however., 3 Comments
A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.
U.S. President Barack Obama will try to "turn the tide" on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
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