Friday, December 13, 2013
Changhua County prosecutors yesterday arrested Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明), founder of the “Ri Yue Ming Gong” (日月明功) religious group, over allegations she was involved in the death by starvation of a 17-year-old high school student in June.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE, 日月光) Inc. was discovered yesterday to have concealed pipes for wastewater disposal that were not legally registered with authorities, Environmental Protection Administration Minister Stephen Shen (沈世宏) said.
No invitation is needed to attend the funeral of former President Nelson Mandela, South Africa's top envoy to Taiwan said yesterday.
The Taipei High Administrative Court yesterday ruled against the Wang family, who refused to re-locate for the Wenlin Yuan (文林苑) urban renewal project.
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai (龍應台) yesterday proposed at the Legislature that Taiwan and China should collaborate to apply for World Heritage status for many of Taiwan's historical and nature sites due to the island's lack of legal stature.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy plans to visit Taiwan “at a later time,” but there is no visit planned for now, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said yesterday.
Joseph R. Donovan, Jr., a former U.S. career diplomat who will become managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) early next year, said Wednesday that he will do his best in his new post to advance Taiwan-U.S. ties.
Five tons of persimmons from Taichung were shipped on a ferry directly to Fujian province's Pingtan County for the first time yesterday, as the launch of a new export destination for Taiwan's agricultural produce.
A total of 10 Taiwanese nationals died in Australia over the past 11 months, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.