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President Ma celebrates women’s rights
President Ma Ying-jeou said April 18 that the development of women’s rights in Taiwan is on the fast-track, with significant headway achieved across all segments of society in recent years. “The government is committed to ensuring gender equality,” Ma said. “By enacting amendments to the ROC Constit...
Cloud Gate inaugurates new home in New Taipei City
The headquarters for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan opened April 19 in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, ushering in a renewed era of professionalism and community engagement for one of the nation’s most recognized cultural icons.“This facility encapsulates society’s belief and trust in the trou...
Liechtenstein royal collection makes NPM debut
An exhibition of signature pieces from the Liechtenstein royal collection opened for the first time in Taiwan April 17 at the National Palace Museum in Taipei City. “Spanning the golden era of Western painting between the 14th and 19th centuries, the 118 artworks belong to what is considered one of ...
Ex-RCA employees win Taiwan workplace lawsuit
A landmark verdict awarding NT$560 million (US$17.97 million) in damages for workplace health and safety violations to 445 former Radio Corporation of America employees in Taiwan was handed down April 17 by Taipei District Court.The court ruled that the now-defunct U.S. electronics manufacturer allo...
Voco Novo A Cappella Group to perform in Los Angeles
Voco Novo (爵諾人聲樂團), a six-member a cappella group from Taiwan, will hold master classes and campus concerts in Los Angeles from April 20 to 24. Their four-day California tour will end with a ticketed performance in Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where they’ll be joined by UCLA co-ed a cappella group Awa...
Two-year old Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement reaps great rewards
Signed on April 10, 2013, the Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Agreement has created an appropriate arrangement for handling fisheries issues stemming from overlapping exclusive economic zones, while safeguarding ROC sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands and national interests in nearby sea waters. The agree...
BSMI Introduces Six New Measurement Systems BSMI, MOEA January 13, 2015
To meet the needs of industries and to ensure public safety and environmental protection, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announces to open calibration services of six new measurement systems from the beginning of 2015.The systems are: (1) Gravimetric High-Pressure Cylinder ...
[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...
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