Monday, August 31, 2015
Former Vice President Lien Chan (連戰) was welcomed by Zhang Zhijun (張志軍), head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) yesterday upon his arrival at the Beijing Hotel.
Taiwan's military is readying the Tamsui River for a simulated attack by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) scheduled for next week as part of the Han Kuang exercises (漢光演習).
State-run oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan (CPC, 台灣中油) said yesterday it would cut the price of gasoline and diesel by NT$0.7 and NT$0.8 per liter respectively starting today, knocking down costs to a seven-month low.
Taipei city councillors on Sunday called on Tai Chi-chuan, chairman of EasyCard Corp., to resign over the controversy surrounding the company's use of a Japanese porn star's photos on the cover of its stored value cards.
Exports from Taiwan to China accounted for 8.5 percent of China's total inbound shipment in the first seven moths of 2015, making it the nation's fourth largest importer, the Directorate- General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) reported on Saturday.
The commercial release of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp.'s Vive virtual reality headset, co-developed with U.S. video game developer Valve, will not be widely available until early 2016.
The K.R.T. Girls, four fictional employees of Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp. (KRTC), have brought in revenue of NT$2 million (US$61,576) in the first seven months of the year and drawn interest from a local game firm and a Japanese publisher.
Foreign caregivers planning to work in Taiwan will receive a monthly wage of NT$17,000 (US$525) beginning on Sept. 1, Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen announced on Friday.
An Italian professor of medieval art has suggested that a controversial painting on display in Taipei had a style more typical of Mario Nuzzi than his 17th century Italian counterpart Paolo Porpora.
The Labor Ministry announced its decision to amend regulations regarding young workers' salaries and workers' rights in the Labor Standards Act (勞基法) yesterday.