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Taiwan industrial output continues growth in March
Taiwan’s industrial production index gained 6.49 percent year on year to 111.56 in March, reflecting rising demand for inventory replenishment from the petrochemical industry, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs April 23. The figure represents the 14th consecutive month of growth. Of the f...
ROC Cabinet greenlights labor act amendments
Amendments to the Labor Standards Act were approved by the ROC Cabinet April 23, underscoring the effectiveness of government efforts in improving the well-being of Taiwan’s working population.“This legislation aims to bring local labor conditions in line with global standards while balancing the ne...
Average retirement age rises in Taiwan
Taiwan’s average retirement age for men and women is on the rise but remains below those in most members from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.Men and women left the full-time workforce in Taiwan at age 62.3 and 59.7, respectively, according to the latest five-year survey re...
Creative Expo showcases Taiwan’s soft power
Creative Expo Taiwan is set to kick off April 29 in Taipei City, featuring 600 exhibitors from around the world at Taiwan’s largest cultural and creative industry show. Organized by Taiwan Design Center under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the six-day event was renamed this year from Taiwa...
Equity-type crowdfunding will help youth startups: premier
Allowing the private sector to operate equity-type crowdfunding is a very important measure to stimulate innovation and startups, providing innovative micro-businesses with more diverse channels to raise capital, Premier Mao Chi-kuo said today.Such a measure is conducive to promoting the development...
Social security improving for indigenous peoples
The government’s recent efforts to promote a social security network for Taiwan’s indigenous peoples have produced considerable results, Premier Mao Chi-kuo said today at the Cabinet’s weekly meeting.After hearing the Council of Indigenous Peoples’ (CIP) report on aboriginal health and welfare polic...
Executive Yuan proposes board to coordinate new immigrant affairs
The Executive Yuan will create a Cabinet-level board to coordinate affairs concerning Taiwan’s growing immigrant population, Premier Mao Chi-kuo announced today.After hearing the Ministry of the Interior’s (MOI) report on a new service project targeting immigrants and their children, the premier sai...
Taiwan publications win Golden Tripod Awards
Artist Magazine founder Ho Cheng-kuang is the winner of this year’s Golden Tripod Special Contribution Award for advancing art education in Taiwan over the last 40 years. (Courtesy of MOC)The winners of the 39th Golden Tripod Awards for Publications were announced April 22 in Taipei City, recognizin...
March unemployment falls to 15-year low in Taiwan
Taiwan’s jobless rate dropped to 3.72 percent in March, its lowest level in 15 years and down 0.31 of a percentage point from 12 months earlier, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics April 22.This was the best result for the period since 2000, with the number of u...
NPUST team creates lab-made civet coffee
Civet coffee made using bacteria collected from the feces of the catlike carnivore is the latest research success notched up by a team from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in southern Taiwan.Harvested from fecal samples of more than 30 civets during field trips by the NPUST te...
TAITRA unveils Taiwan Excellence winners
The winners of this year’s Taiwan Excellence awards were unveiled April 22 by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), with 28 homegrown brands honored for technological innovation. “Our competition attracted 1,155 entries from 448 local companies. And of these, 459 products by 215 firms ...
Industrial Production Indexes in March 2015
Taipei, April 23, 2015 -- Industrial production index posted an annual increase of 6.49% in March. Referring to the production status of each industry, manufacturing increased 6.97%, mining & quarrying decreased 0.80%, electricity & gas supply decreased 4.43%, water supply decreased 2.96%, a...
Sales of Trade and Food Services in March 2015
Taipei ,April 23 , 2015-- Sales of Trade and Food Services posted an annual decrease 0.7% for March 2015, Including Wholesale Trade decreases 1.5%, Retail Trade increases 1.3% and Food and Beverage Services increases 1.9%.
Is Gogoro benefiting from the government’s emphasis on electric scooters?
In order to significantly reduce carbon emissions as well as develop the green transportation industry, the Development and Promotion Program of the Electric Scooter Industry was approved and amended by the Executive Yuan on May 29, 2014 and Oct 1, 2014, continuously providing subsidies for the purc...
BSMI safeguards consumer interests by tightening power bank inspections BSMI, MOEA February 11, 2015
In view of recent media reports that large capacity power banks can only hold 50 to 60 percent of the capacity label and that the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) has been neglecting its duty to report these cases, the BSMI provides its explanation here."Rated capacity" is the ma...
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