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Expert says air pollution issue is overexaggerated - World News
Expert says air pollution issue is overexaggerated 8 days ago
The problem of air pollution has been overexaggerated by some environmental groups and the media, Taiwan Professional Environmental Engineers Association chairman Hu Ssu-tsung (胡思聰) told a forum yesterday, calling on the government
ANALYSIS: DPP likely to suffer little fallout from amendment -World News
ANALYSIS: DPP likely to suffer little fallout from amendment 8 days ago
The latest amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) on Monday cleared a critical legislative committee review amid heated opposition, but the repercussions from the contentious legislative proceedings and the propo
Criticism continues over DPP labor bill -World News
Criticism continues over DPP labor bill 8 days ago
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday received more criticism for failing to observe legislative procedures during a review on Monday of a controversial amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法). With the
Taiwan News Quick Take -World News
Taiwan News Quick Take 9 days ago
HOUSING Hundreds to be demolished The New Taipei City Government plans to start tearing down 205 illegal rooftop dwellings on Friday in the wake of a fatal fire last month, Public Works Department chief Chu Ti-chih (朱愓之) said. The f
Chiayi County chief holds show for fundraising -World News
Chiayi County chief holds show for fundraising 9 days ago
Chiayi County Commissioner Helen Chang (張花冠) is holding an exhibition of her paintings to raise funds for next year’s Lantern Festival, which is to be held in the county. The exhibition at the Chiayi Performing Arts Center fea
PROFILE: Academic puts Taiwan on fish map -World News
PROFILE: Academic puts Taiwan on fish map 9 days ago
A young assistant researcher at the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium has been making a name for himself and the country in the field of ichthyology, with two species named after him and having participated in the discovery of hundreds of n
ECTR DNA can suppress cancer cells: academic -World News
ECTR DNA can suppress cancer cells: academic 9 days ago
The presence of extra-chromosomal telomeric repeat (ECTR) DNA could suppress alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) in cancer cells, Academia Sinica member Chen Liuh-Yow (陳律佑) told a news conference on Tuesday last week. Cancer
‘Anthropomorphic jar’ back on display after restoration -World News
‘Anthropomorphic jar’ back on display after restoration 9 days ago
An “anthropomorphic jar” is today to go back on display in New Taipei City’s Shihsanhang Museum of Archeology after the conclusion of a month-long conservation project by Louvre Museum artifact conservator Stephanie Nisole. The conserv
Northeast monsoon brings air pollution from China: EPA -World News
Northeast monsoon brings air pollution from China: EPA 9 days ago
Air pollution brought from China by a northeast monsoon yesterday began affecting northern Taiwan and is expected to linger until noon today, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Environmental Monitoring and Information Management Director-Gene
Cold front lowers temperatures -World News
Cold front lowers temperatures 9 days ago
A cold air mass brought by a northeast monsoon arrived in northern Taiwan yesterday and another one is expected on Friday, the Central Weather Bureau said. The first cold air mass was forecast to lower the temperature in northern Taiwan to 16°C last
NCC nixes cheap cable schemes -World News
NCC nixes cheap cable schemes 9 days ago
Cable operators will not be allowed to offer cheap subscription packages by leaving out news channels or popular TV channels from their channel lineup, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said. By law, cable operators must have their proposed s
Ko, minister meet to discuss stalled Shezidao project -World News
Ko, minister meet to discuss stalled Shezidao project 9 days ago
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday met with Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) to discuss a long-stalled proposed development project for Shilin District’s (士林) Shezidao (Ķ
Transitional justice bill limited: KMT foundation -World News
Transitional justice bill limited: KMT foundation 9 days ago
The National Policy Foundation yesterday called for extending the coverage of a proposed transitional justice bill instead of targeting the former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime. The foundation, a think tank founded by the KMT, held a news confe
Baseball group accused of ‘united front’ tactics -World News
Baseball group accused of ‘united front’ tactics 9 days ago
Pan-green camp lawmakers on Sunday accused a cross-strait baseball tournament of being part of China’s “united front” strategy after a banner that read “both sides of the [Taiwan] Strait are one family” was hung on the fiel
US must pressure China on N Korea: US ex-official -World News
US must pressure China on N Korea: US ex-official 9 days ago
The US should step up efforts to encourage China to cooperate in reining in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, a former US official said, adding that it can start by deepening ties with Taiwan. The North’s missile test on Tuesday last week sho
N Korea not an adversary: minister -World News
N Korea not an adversary: minister 9 days ago
China poses the most immediate threat to the nation and the military is more concerned with China than it is with North Korea, Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said yesterday in response to lawmakers’ question
Labor rules have strained salaries: Lai -World News
Labor rules have strained salaries: Lai 9 days ago
It is necessary to revise the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), as last year’s amendment has had a negative effect on salaries, with about 11 percent of employees planning to seek part-time work to earn extra income,
Yunlin County town unveils hiking paths for elderly visitors -World News
Yunlin County town unveils hiking paths for elderly visitors 10 days ago
Yunlin County’s Gukeng Township Office (古坑) has unveiled seven officially recommended tourist hiking paths through the scenic mountain areas of Caoling (草嶺) and Shihbi (石壁) that would feature distinctive s
Revolutionary commander honored with wax statue -World News
Revolutionary commander honored with wax statue 10 days ago
A full-body wax likeness of late military commander Sun Li-jen (孫立人) was unveiled on Saturday at a museum in Pingtung County. It is the first wax statue of the celebrated commander to be made, curators said. The likeness was commiss
Makatao village celebrates yearly night festival -World News
Makatao village celebrates yearly night festival 10 days ago
Makatao villages in Pingtung County concluded their annual Night Festival yesterday, as local government officials joined the Makatao Aboriginal community to review cultural revitalization policies and other government programs outlined for the communit
Egg freezing sees a rapid rise in popularity: doctor -World News
Egg freezing sees a rapid rise in popularity: doctor 10 days ago
The number of women who have their eggs frozen has grown rapidly over the past few years and more women are now opting for the procedure to preserve egg quality rather than for medical needs, a Taipei-based doctor said on Saturday. In 2015, the number o
KMT seeks help to shelve transitional justice legislation -World News
KMT seeks help to shelve transitional justice legislation 10 days ago
The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) National Policy Foundation think tank is today to appeal to the international community regarding what it called an “illegal and unconstitutional” bill on the promotion of transitional justice, in
INTERVIEW: Defense needs quality: military R&D head -World News
INTERVIEW: Defense needs quality: military R&D head 10 days ago
Liberty Times (LT): President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has advocated an independent national defense industry since assuming office. What role does the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology play in independent national defense? Ga
Group protests Cabinet’s labor amendment -World News
Group protests Cabinet’s labor amendment 10 days ago
About 100 protesters yesterday rallied in front of the Executive Yuan in Taipei, performing a comic skit satirizing the Cabinet’s latest draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法). Protesters, mostly stud
DPP to propose revising labor changes -World News
DPP to propose revising labor changes 10 days ago
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus is today to propose a revision to the Cabinet’s latest draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) to clearly define preconditions that would allow employees i