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Friday, April 11, 2014
Premier Jiang Yi-huah on Thursday instructed Cabinet agencies to follow the principle of zero-based budgeting and examine the priority and necessity of their planned spending for 2015 within a tight budget.
Nung Cheng Hsien (農正鮮) company was fined NT$3 million for putting a water-retaining agent in frozen meat to increase the weight of the products for higher profits, Kaohsiung City Government's Department of Health (DOH) announced yesterday.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Taiwan -- Nations put trade talks on hold over stalled pact: gov't
With the implementation delay of the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement, many countries have placed a hold on their current trade negotiations with Taiwan, said Economic Minister Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) yesterday.
Taiwan -- Cabinet demands NT$3 mil. in compensation from protesters
The Executive Yuan will be filing for civil compensation of NT$3 million from the protesters that barged into the Executive Yuan on March 23, Cabinet spokesman Su Li-chun (孫立群) said yesterday.
Justice Minister Lo Ying-hsueh (羅瑩雪) fended off questions and accusations from the main opposition party regarding actions taken by prosecutors and police over the student-led demonstrators who have occupied the Legislative Yuan for several weeks and attempted to take over the Executive Yuan on March 23.
Deputy Economic Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said yesterday that a draft bill on monitoring cross-strait agreements supported by student protesters has many flaws and is thus unfeasible.
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday urged the United States to help Taiwan build diesel-electric submarines to strengthen the island's defense capabilities.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) acknowledged the rational and peaceful conclusion to the student protest yesterday, while encouraging people to learn from the recent movement.
Taiwan will beef up its efforts to promote working holiday programs with partner countries, as statistics show that very few foreign youths have taken advantage of the programs, Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) said yesterday.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) yesterday proposed a draft bill that would prohibit airing commercials for five kinds of junk foods on children's television channels.
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