Friday, August 1, 2014
Main opposition party legislators slammed the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) for disregarding the lives of the passengers aboard the crashed TransAsia Airways plane GE222, stating that there were a final six minutes in which many lives could have been saved.
The “ocean transportation express zone,” the construction of which was completed in June, will go a long way in helping Taiwan's economic development, said Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday.
Representatives of the local tourism sector on Thursday agreed to further reduce shopping itineraries offered to Chinese tour groups in a bid to increase the quality of travel in Taiwan.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) assured the public Thursday that chances of the Ebola virus disease spreading outside of West Africa are low, but it urged travelers to affected areas to stay on high alert nonetheless.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) was quoted yesterday by Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) as saying that lawyer Wellington Koo (顧立雄) allegedly disseminated untrue information about Jiang regarding the eviction from the Executive Yuan on March 23.
United Daily News yesterday published a commentary on the attempted murder charges pressed against Premier Jiang Yi-huah over the widely covered eviction of activists who attempted to occupy the Executive Yuan in March, shedding light on some of the lawsuit's implications.
Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung (曾銘宗) yesterday rejected rumors that the 131.17-point tumble at the conclusion of yesterday's session was part of reprisals by foreign institutional investors over the regulator's plans to impose controls on reports published by their analysts.
Authorities in the United Kingdom are next week expected to make public their decision on whether or not the country will extradite a runaway Briton — convicted in Taiwan for a fatal hit-and-run in 2010 — to Taiwan to serve his sentence, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.
Housing prices in Greater Taipei and Kaohsiung both dropped in the second quarter, while real estate prices in Taipei fell below the level of a year ago, according to a report released by Cathay Real Estate (國泰建設) yesterday.
Gong Tai-an (龔泰安), the captain of the fishing boat Jin-Qing No.12 involved in the killing of 13 of his crewmembers 15 years ago, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars by the Supreme Court yesterday after serving 13 years in Mauritius for the same crime.