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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Taiwan -- FDA reveals second wave of tainted drugs
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食品藥物管理署) issued a second wave of product warnings and recalls yesterday, as the recent spate of tainted drugs continues to rock the island. The FDA's list of drugs containing industrial-grade magnesium carbonate now includes a total of 19 manufacturers and 23 over-the-counter products. (A link to the FDA's list can be found at the end of this article.)
Taiwan -- Commemorating local star Teresa Teng
Although usually very tranquil, Luzhou (蘆洲) is getting more and more heated up with fans of Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) as the 20th anniversary of her death is coming up next month. Being one of the most influential musical figures in Asia in recent decades...........
Mainland China's Deputy Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao (朱光耀) said Friday that Taiwan's chances of entering the Asian Infrastructural Investment Bank (AIIB, 亞投行) had a high probability. Zhu made the comment while attending a meeting of the Atlantic Council (大西洋理事會), a Washington-based think tank.
Almost all of Taiwan's 55 entries medaled at the 2015 International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland, a testament to the quality of Taiwan's inventions, the head of Taiwan's delegation said.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je yesterday blamed "greed" for the row over the Taipei Dome project, which his administration has now deemed unsafe, with the possibility of having to dismantle the closed baseball stadium.
Republic of China (Taiwan) passport holders are enjoying easy access to 98 percent of their travel destinations, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday after the country was ranked 28th in the Passport Index created by financial advisory firm Arton Capital.
Separate assaults on Vietnamese workers were reported two days in a row in Taiwan's southern city of Tainan, raising concerns from their employers, the police said Saturday.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday the status of women has been rising in Taiwan due to increases in women's higher education opportunities, political involvement and labor force participation.
Singaporean budget carrier Scoot announced Friday that it will launch non-stop flights to Kaohsiung three times a week beginning on July 9.
A Taitung fisherman caught an unusual looking "humpback" sea turtle in waters off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on Wednesday.
After nine months of silence, Lien Hui-hisn (連惠心), daughter of Kuomintang (KMT) Honorary Chairman Lien Chan (連戰), talked about how she was seriously misunderstood regarding the Geneherbs (菁茵荋) case in which she received a one-year deferred prosecution and a fine of NT$6 million on July 11, 2014 over alleged violations of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act.
Taiwan -- RCA assets enough to cover damages: officials
Investment regulators said yesterday that the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) still has enough assets in Taiwan to cover the NT$560 million in damages awarded by a court to its former employees in a landmark class action against the now-defunct firm.
The lead lawyer in a class-action suit of former RCA workers in Taiwan got his wish Friday when he won a decade-long suit against the company, but he complained that the compensation awarded was too low.
An annual procession to honor Mazu (媽祖), the Chinese goddess of the sea, kicked off late Friday night at the Dajia Jenn Lann Temple (大甲鎮瀾宮) in the central city of Taichung.
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