Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Taiwan's environmental protection authorities announced Wednesday that random tests will be conducted on the waste gas emission systems of vehicles produced by the Volkswagen (VW) Group, after the German carmaker reported irregularities concerning certain software used in some of its diesel engines.
The National Development Council (NDC) yesterday announced its newest foray into the open data sector with the announcement of the Taiwan Open Data Center (TODC) and Sheethub.com, platforms supported by the government and cooperation from private enterprise.
The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has recently sent a batch of pilots and chief engineers to the U.S. for training in preparation for receiving 15 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that will be used for disaster relief, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
The U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2015 opened in Williamsburg, Virginia on Sunday, with Taiwan's interest in acquiring submarines among the topics to be covered.
Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑集團) revealed that it is in the process of selecting from several major international equipment suppliers, and it will be making its final decision in the coming days.
The National Health Insurance's (NHI) reserve fund reached a record high NT$200 billion as of the end of July, sufficient to cover 4.5 months of insurance expenditure, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW, 衛福部) said yesterday.
Taiwanese Mandopop singer Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) was recognized Monday as the country's most outstanding young person this year in the field of culture and the arts.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. on Monday reported a lower-than-expected loss per share for the third quarter thanks to company-wide measures to reduce costs.
High school romance "Our Times" has taken Taiwan's box office by storm, becoming the fifth highest-grossing Taiwanese film ever in the domestic market as of Sunday.
The Taichung High Administrative Court has recently revoked a city government decision to fine the owner of a hippopotamus that died late last year in two accidents.