Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The real monthly earnings of Taiwanese workers rose in September from a year earlier and remained on track to post the biggest annual rise since 2010, Taiwan's statistics bureau reported on Monday.
Unemployment in Taiwan fell to 3.95 percent in October, down 0.01 percentage points from September and 0.29 points year on-year, according to government figures released Monday.
A total of 9,447 defendants had been listed in 3,890 cases of litigation related to this year's local elections as of noon Monday, the Supreme Prosecutors Office said that day.
Taipei has been ranked 25th in a survey of the best cities for international students, an improvement of three notches from last year's ranking, according to the poll results published by a British higher education institution Monday.
Taiwanese a capella choir the O-Kai Singers will tour four Southeast Asian countries between Nov. 25 and Dec. 4 to share Taiwan's musical culture with people in the region, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is organizing the tour.
The National Senior High School Teacher's Union (NSHSTU, 全國高級中等學校教育產業工會) yesterday gathered outside of the Ministry of Education (MOE) to petition to make the current English listening tests no longer an entry requirement for local universities but a reference criterion instead.
The opposition is using “stalling tactics” on major economic legislation that are aimed at “bringing down the government,” Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Monday, asking business leaders to “tell the people how Taiwan is losing its ability to compete.”
The main suspect in a shooting spree by Philippine Coast Guard officers that killed a Taiwanese fisherman in May 2013 did not show up at a pre-trial hearing in the Philippines' Batanes Province on Monday.
Taiwan won eight awards in the 11th World Robot Olympiad (WRO), held in Sochi, Russia Nov. 21-23, according to the Taipei-based Esun Robot Association, a non-governmental organization devoted to the promotion of robot education.
South Korea's King Sejong Institute began offering standard Korean language education in Taiwan yesterday for those interested in Korean culture, the Korea Tourism Organization's (KTO's) Taipei Office announced.