Thursday, July 30, 2015
An environmental evaluation meeting held by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to decide the fate of Taitung's Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort (杉原棕櫚濱海渡假村) was postponed yesterday.
Three reporters involved in a July 23 incident that saw protesters -- mostly students -- breaking into the Ministry of Education (MOE) compound, defended themselves yesterday, saying that they did not collude with the activists.
Students Hsu Kuan-tse (許冠澤) and Chou Tzu-hsiang (周子翔), who have been protesting high school curriculum guidelines by traveling around Taiwan on foot to express their concerns, arrived in Yunlin and Chiayi County yesterday.
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu yesterday vowed to investigate bribe taking allegations after reports by local media implicated city officials involved in ensuring safety precautions at the Formosa Fun Park (八仙樂園). In reporting by local magazine Next Magazine, New Taipei officials have been accused of taking bribes from the park officials in the form of admissions tickets.
A group of protesters yesterday staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) in Taipei to voice their anger over the MOE's decision to approve a tuition fee hike at a number of local universities.
Indonesia said Wednesday it will no longer allow Taiwanese fishing boats to hire Indonesian crew members unless employers pay the workers a monthly bonus of NT$1,000 (US$31.75).
China's maritime police are scheduled to hold a live fire drill in waters off the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen Thursday, a move that Taiwan said it has been aware of and will follow closely.
Yunlin police said they have confiscated around NT$340,000 from a gambling den disguised as a licensed arcade.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged the public Wednesday to take precautions against dengue fever, as the number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease is escalating quickly in Southern Taiwan.
A Taiwanese diplomat failed to catch a charter flight during President Ma Ying-jeou's just-concluded overseas tour because of urgent official business, not because he overslept, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.