Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Schools will be able to "freely choose" textbooks for this school year, the Education Ministry announced yesterday after negotiators of both the ruling and opposition parties reached a compromise.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned Tuesday of the potential damage Super Typhoon Soudelor may cause Taiwan, describing it as a "single wolf" typhoon.
The Control Yuan passed a vote to impeach Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) yesterday, for violating the law by not attending the city's council meetings.
After the failed high school curriculum talks on Monday between the Education Minister Wu Se-hwa and student representatives of the Education Ministry demonstration,
Major Taiwan realtors yesterday predicted that housing prices will slide in the second half of the year due to the new consolidated housing and land tax and general elections slated for January.
Miaoli (苗栗) Police Department detained 20 Indonesian illegal immigrant workers at a construction site found in Toufen Township (頭份鎮), yesterday, according to local news reports.
Shares of MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designers, fell again Tuesday morning as pessimism lingered from the company's lower-than-expected sales guidance issued last week, dealers said.
As food businesses in Taiwan try to meet the demands of foreign tourists, the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (經濟部國際貿易局) is planning the 2015 Kaohsiung Food Show (高雄國際食品展) to let food companies present their products.
Tainan City Mayor William Lai (賴清德) blasted the Control Yuan over its decision to impeach him yesterday and vowed to continue avoiding city council sessions. As of today, Lai has gone 210 days without entering the council chamber.
The government has invited descendants of former United States presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to join the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday.