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Friday, November 20, 2015
Manufacturing output fell a whopping 15 percent in the third quarter to NT$3.16 trillion, the lowest level in six years, according to a report released by the Economics Ministry.
Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday gave the green light to reforms in long-term care services through an injection of NT$30 billion over the next three years.
Experts call for ban on toxic herbicide paraquat
Public health experts are urging the government to ban paraquat (巴拉刈) -- a commonly used herbicide, or weed killer -- after a new study revealed South Korea's pesticide-related suicide rates have significantly dropped after a paraquat ban in 2012, at a press conference yesterday.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will refocus its efforts against the ongoing dengue fever outbreak in Southern Taiwan from Tainan to Kaohsiung, which recorded over 400 new cases Wednesday.
A high percentage of Taiwan's children have been verbally or physically abused at home or at school, a charity group said, urging parents and schools to create a loving and caring environment for the nation's children.
The warm weather Northern Taiwan has enjoyed recently could soon give way to rain and lower temperatures from next Tuesday due to increasing seasonal winds, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.
The skipper of a mainland Chinese fishing boat and his five crewmen were sentenced by the Taiwan High Court's Kinmen branch to one year and 10 months in prison Thursday for illegally entering Taiwan's territorial waters and poaching with electric fishing gear.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Remaining running mates revealed
A final picture of the 2016 presidential race in Taiwan emerged as the Peoples First Party (PFP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) officially announced their vice presidential candidates yesterday. For the first time in Taiwan's electoral history, all three major political parties have fielded running mates that are not of the same party affiliation as their presidential candidate.
Chemical-tainted processed meat probed
A Taipei-based hot dog and ham production company has been accused of using non-food grade chemical ingredients in its products, the Taipei City Health Department announced yesterday, and the products are thought to have affected at least five stores, including breakfast shops.
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The military's three special forces units have been beefing up preparations in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
Special forces boosted in wake of Paris terror attacks
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