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[Scenic Spots]Two Lighthouses to be Opened to the Public in 2015
Good news for lighthouse lovers! This year the lighthouse on Qimei Islet, one of the islands in the Penghu archipelago, and the Fugui Cape Lighthouse, on the north coast of Taiwan proper, will be opened to the public, in May and September, respectively. Many heritage-site Taiwan lighthouses located ...
Taipei Dome safety review pinpoints problems
A safety review of the Taipei Dome was released April 16 by the local government, highlighting five major concerns in the unfinished cutting-edge stadium and commercial development.“The vastly expanded floor space is prone to public safety hazards, while the interconnected underground parking lots h...
Taiwan makes headway on ECCT business issues
Significant progress is being made by the ROC government on tackling issues outlined in 2015 Position Paper produced by the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, according to the National Development Council April 15. “Aligning Taiwan’s economic regulations with international standards is a priority ...
Taiwan bird diversity praised by US magazine
Taiwan’s credentials as a world-class destination for bird-watching were celebrated in the March issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel published by American Birding Association.Given its location and mountainous regions, Taiwan is home to 77 endemic bird species, with at least one addition to this numbe...
TKU truck lab takes chemistry to Taiwan
A mobile lab from New Taipei City-based Tamkang University is readying to host its 200th chemistry roadshow for high school students in June. Converted from a 3.5-ton truck, the lab is decked out with the latest equipment and experimental gadgetry. Since it first hit the road in 2011, the facility h...
MOEA industry problem-solving group helps develop robot-based multi-floor smart automated delivery system to boost factory utilization and efficiency
3K industries frequently suffer from labor shortages as well as injuries in the workplace. An industrial problem-solving group from the Ministry of Economic Affairs has turned to the Industry Development Bureau (IDB) to provide assistance in the development of smart automation systems in particular ...
Creative Expo to incorporate tech, urban elements
The 2015 Creative Expo Taiwan (CET), the biggest exhibition for creative industries in the country, has expanded its scope from conventional exhibition venues to historical and cultural spaces in Taipei. From April 29 through May 4, the show will connect over 150 surrounding creative boutiques and s...
DPP selects Tsai as presidential candidate
Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party named April 15 DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen as its candidate in the 2016 ROC presidential election. “I am extremely honored to accept the nomination and formally represent the party in the race to become the nation’s next president,” Tsai said. “I once...
Taiwan academic assists troubled youths
An unorthodox educator is helping Taiwan’s traumatized youths back on track through an alternative learning program involving visits to some of the world’s most exotic locations.Hsieh Chih-mou, associate professor at the Department of Civic Education and Leadership at National Taiwan Normal Universi...
TLF showpiece wins architecture award
The main display of the 2013 Taiwan Lantern Festival in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu County was named a winner of U.S. website Architizer’s A-plus Awards April 14 for its ingenuous and sustainable design. Earning top jury and online honors in the pop-ups and temporary category, Ring of Celestial Bliss ...
Taiwan manufacturers turn in top performances
Taiwan’s 1,042 listed manufacturing companies posted best-ever sales, profitability and R&D numbers in 2014, reflecting the strength of the local sector amid stabilizing global conditions, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs April 15.Based on financial statements...
National Defense Combat Capability Display” at Hukuo on July 4th as to highlight the anti-war spirit
In commemoration of the “70th anniversary of Taiwan Retrocession and the victory of the Anti-Japanese war” as well as to verify the preparedness and the effectiveness of “Han Kuang No. 31 exercises”, the national forces plan to hold the “National Forces Combat Capability Display” on July 4th at the ...
Online Reporting is Fast and Easy. E-Services Can Be Sent to Your Home
Following the popularization of Internet technology in recent years, tax authorities have actively promoted a variety of online reporting services. In addition to saving citizens the cost and inconvenience of traveling to take care of these matters, the mailing of data directly to the home is now pr...
IMF tips above average Taiwan GDP growth
Taiwan’s gross domestic product is set to grow 3.8 percent in 2015 and 4.1 percent in 2016, exceeding the global average of 3.5 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively, according to the International Monetary Fund April 14.The country’s consumer prices will rise 0.7 percent and 1.3 percent, while unem...
ICCA-WCO Global Summit debuts in Taipei
The International Corrugated Case Association and World Containerboard Organization Global Summit kicked off for the first time in Taipei City April 14, underscoring local efforts to expand Taiwan’s position in the global supply chain.Jointly organized by Atlanta-based ICCA and Brussels-headquartere...
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