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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) indicted 13 people, including former Chairman of Ting Hsin Oil & Fat Industrial Co. (頂新製油實業) and Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品) Wei Ying-chung (魏應充), as well as Wei Chuan General Manager Chang Chiao-hua (張教華), over the Ting Hsin oil scandal on charges of fraud, forgery and violating the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation yesterday.
Taiwan -- Air Force pilot killed in AT-3 jet crash
An R.O.C. Air Force AT-3 trainer jet pilot was killed yesterday following a crash over Kaohsiung City after his aircraft collided with another AT-3 during routine training, the Air Force said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Jiang announces 4-day New Year holiday
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) announced yesterday in the Legislative Yuan that the upcoming New Year holiday will officially be extended into a four-day long weekend.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday said that the number of R.O.C. passports reported stolen or lost has continued to drop over the past few years with the introduction of e-passports.
A motorist who stopped his car in front of the Presidential Office Tuesday in a restricted area was investigated by police, who found a canister of gasoline in his car.
Taiwan -- Chu and Hau celebrate newest MRT line
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) and New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday attended the preliminary engineering ceremony for the MRT Minsheng-Xizhi Line (民生汐止線) to initiate the project commencement for the planned route that seeks to provide further convenience to commuters of both cities.
Taiwan -- Polls show Ko leading in Taipei mayoral race
Independent candidate Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) would beat Sean Lien (連勝文) of the Kuomintang (KMT) by a margin of 13 percentage points if the Taipei mayoral election were to be held now, according to a survey released Tuesday.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday called for the public and relevant government agencies to be on guard against Ebola, a disease that has already killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in Africa.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that the Ji Yuan Pu (JYP, 吉園圃) safety label for produce will be terminated by the Council of Agriculture (COA) effective June 15, 2019.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Tuesday that marijuana use will remain illegal in Taiwan, a position that is supported by experts and scholars.
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