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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Taiwan -- Stricter water rationing to take effect in northern Taiwan
Stricter water rationing measures planned for Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei will take effect next month, even though rainfall in northern Taiwan last week helped raise water levels in Taoyuan's Shihmen Reservoir by almost three meters, officials said Sunday.
Taiwan expressed its wish to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as its representative met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at an economic forum that opened in China yesterday.
A stray animal foundation enjoying support from influential public figures was established Saturday to monitor whether authorities will take the necessary steps as they try to end mercy killings in animal shelters across the country.
President Ma Ying-jeou said the government will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War with a series of commemorative events this year.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), a government sponsored trade promotion organization, has decided to explore business opportunities in Cuba at a time of improving ties between the United States and the Caribbean country.
Rationalizing water prices and promoting education on water conservation may be effective ways to address water shortages in Taiwan, said Israel's top envoy to Taiwan, amid the worst drought to hit Taiwan in over a decade.
Another 478.2 kilograms of food products from areas in Japan affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster have been discovered at Taiwanese customs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Saturday.
A group of demonstrators splashed paint on a gate of President Ma Ying-jeou's official residence late Friday to protest against China's plan to launch a new commercial flight path close to Taiwan.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) announced the newest goal of his party reform would be to raise taxes on the wealthy as a part of his new campaign to garner more votes than money.
A total lunar eclipse will take place in Taiwan on April 4, producing the most visible “blood moon” since the one seen in October 2014, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Saturday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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