Sunday, August 31, 2014
Independent candidate Ko Wen-je continues to be the frontrunner in the Taipei mayoral race, but his lead over major rival Sean Lien from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has narrowed, a recent survey has shown.
With the nation's several power plants facing retirement and the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant being sealed, the government is likely to implement electricity rationing in 2021, said Economics Minister Woody Duh Tyzz-Jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday.
Ketamine busts have been on the rise in Taiwan, accompanying a fast expansion of the population of drug users, a government report has revealed.
Taiwan plans to spend NT$74.8 billion (US$2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) heightened a health advisory against travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Saturday from “watch” to “alert” on concern over the continued spread of the Ebola virus.
Ke Hsiang (柯象), a mummy over one hundred years old, was delivered yesterday by the National Taiwan Museum (台灣博物館) back to Yunlin's Dapi Township for a 9-month exhibition; this is the third time Ke Hsiang has returned home.
The local food industry said Saturday that the proposal to hike the minimum wage is expected to have little impact on the sector's operations as most food producers already offer higher pay.
Budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Saturday it will obtain the first Airbus 320 of a planned 12-plane fleet the next day.
The upcoming split of former world No. 1 tennis stars Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China is “not a big deal and can serve as a new opportunity for both,” Hsieh's father said Saturday.