Saturday, March 8, 2014
The average national debt shouldered by each citizen in Taiwan rose to NT$237,000 (US$7,736) in February, the highest level since the government began to provide monthly updates on the debt situation in December 2010.
Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) was yesterday appointed secretary-general of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), while SEF Deputy Secretary-General Ma Shaw-chang (馬紹章) was appointed vice chairman of the foundation.
People convicted of sexual assault should face harsher punishments as a deterrent to certain forms of rape and other sex crimes, opposition lawmakers said Friday.
Taipei mayoral aspirant Dr. Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that all politicians should make their stance clear on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant ahead of the seven-in-one elections at year-end.
A brand of Taiwanese wine has been awarded a gold medal at the prestigious Vinalies Internationales wine competition held in Paris earlier this week.
Candlelight memorial services will be held simultaneously in Taiwan and Japan on March 11 to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, the organizers said Friday.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Friday said that it managed to arrest and escort a drug dealer, surnamed Chen, from Thailand to Taiwan recently, according to the Central News Agency (CNA).
Word spread around the local market on Friday that the K7 factory of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光半導體) will soon be approved by the Kaohsiung City Government to resume operations.
Yung Hung-ching (榮鴻慶), chairman of the Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank Ltd. (SCSB, 上海商業儲蓄銀行), was recently named Best Banking Chairman Taiwan 2014 by the UK-based Global Banking & Finance Review, according to a press release of the SCSB.
Display panel makers Innolux Co. (群創) and AU Optronics (AUO, 友達) yesterday reported slumping performance over the course of February, reporting revenue declines of 9.1 percent and 10.1 percent respectively.