Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Republic of China embassies and representative offices have begun making their country's case in the wake of the May 9 fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippine government vessel.
Lee Hsiao-shih (李小石), a famous Taiwanese mountaineer known for always carrying a Mazu statue with him when climbing, yesterday passed away on Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world.
Amid a government review of the stock gains tax, the New Taiwan dollar yesterday rose for the first time in four days, closing up 0.1 percent at NT$30.03 versus the greenback.
The Republic of China Navy Command confirmed yesterday that it is seeking to purchase two active Perry-class frigates from the United States.
Monday, May 20, 2013
A strong frontal boundary between cold and warm masses arrived in Taiwan yesterday and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast that the frontal rainfall will linger above the island until May 23.
The Ministry of Justice yesterday provided evidence suggesting that the Philippine coastal guard intentionally targeted sailors aboard a fishing boat during a shooting incident that left one Taiwanese fisherman dead, while noting that it is currently negotiating with its Philippine counterparts regarding a possible joint investigation., 3 Comments
COMPUTEX Taipei (台北國際電腦展) organizers provided a sneak peak into the unprecedented technology-enabled features organized for the convenience of visitors during a recent pre-show press meeting.
hough an initial investigative team was rejected by the Philippines, the window for negotiations between the two countries is still open, and the two governments will start joint investigation talks today, according to Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂).
Radio Taiwan International (RTI, 中央廣播電台) held its ninth annual Mandarin Speech Contest for Foreign Nationals' finale in Taipei yesterday, with Cleisha-Bernise Springer, an exchange student from Saint Lucia, taking away two prizes including overall champion., 1 Comment
Opposition legislators have vowed to continue boycotting a plan by the ruling party to pass new rules enabling the opening of offices by the two representative organizations on each side of the Taiwan Strait.