Friday, December 6, 2013
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) said yesterday that the Executive Yuan will subsidize Taipei City's YouBike sharing system within a “reasonable range,” but cautioned that if a public bicycle sharing system is launched nationwide, local governments should not expect to rely solely on government subsidies.
The telecom and internet segments on Thursday bucked the downward trend of the broader market on expectations that NT$2.4 trillion business will be generated in three years by newly-awarded 4G licenses in China.
The family of a Taiwanese woman kidnapped in Malaysia in mid-November denied Thursday in a statement that it has authorized any representatives to negotiate with her abductors for her release.
The construction of the new Ministry of National Defense (MND) headquarters in Taipei is expected to be completed in 2014, an opposition lawmaker said yesterday.
Legislators were yesterday invited on a tour of the yet-to-be-completed new Ministry of National Defense headquarters, and were party to the unveiling of a fully operational underground war room beneath the building as well as tunnels leading to command centers elsewhere.
An opposition lawmaker yesterday called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to get to the bottom of the reason for Azerbaijan's recent denial of a visa application made by Taiwanese professor Lin Jaung-geng (林昭庚).
A 17-year-old high school student was allegedly starved to death after being locked up for eighteen days by his mother, who acted with help from a religious group, the Changhua County Department of Civil Affairs (彰化縣民政處) said yesterday while commenting on the ongoing investigation into the case.
Despite an overabundance of doctorate degree holders in Taiwan at present, a shortage is likely within 10 years due to the country's falling birth rate, Science Minister Cyrus Chu warned yesterday., 1 Comment
Taiwan's convention and exhibition industry will continue to grow this year as the government maintains its efforts to improve the country's global competitiveness, an official of the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) said Thursday.