Monday, October 5, 2015
The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) attempted last week to dispel speculation that presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) would be replaced, with a gathering of party and business stalwarts.
Coin collecting boxes installed on buses operating in Taipei have received around 100,000 foreign coins and nearly 10,000 gaming tokens over the past four years, the Taipei City Public Transportation Office has reported.
The Taiwan Hospice Organization celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday in Taipei, as Taiwan has seen improvements in promoting the concept of palliative care.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Taiwan's military strength was rated the world's 13th strongest, with the United States topping the global military power rankings, according to the latest research report published by Switzerland-based multinational financial services Credit Suisse.
The number of dengue fever cases in Tainan, the municipality with the most serious outbreak of the disease since the start of summer in May, has reached 17,004, an increase of 365 over the previous day, the city's health department said Saturday.
A total of 11 alleged tree poachers were arrested earlier this month in Northern Taiwan over charges of cutting down priceless old trees without permission, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Minister of Culture Hung Meng-chi said Friday he has decided to remain in his post at the request of Premier Mao Chi kuo.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) will make a decision on whether to scrap Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County in the second half of next year, given the airport's extremely low passenger numbers, CAA Director-General Lin Tyh-ming said Saturday.
A trial run of Kaohsiung's light rail system, the first to be installed in Taiwan, will begin on Oct. 16, the city government announced Thursday.