Taipei Times/ICRT: Taichung Power Plant faces more fines for coal use

The Taichung City Government again fined the Taichung Power Plant NT$6 million (US$197,909) after it failed to stop using raw coal for power generation, the city said yesterday, but the plant’s owner disputes the rules. The nation’s largest coal-fired plant was fined NT$3 million by the city on Nov. 3 for exceeding the maximum coal […]

Taipei Times: Returning capital comes with risks

Over the past few months, the Chiayi District Prosecutors’ Office has stepped up its investigation into underground money transfer and remittance services that were allegedly provided by Wu Cheng-lin (吳承霖), a former chairman of the parents’ association at an elementary school in Chiayi City, and someone who often donated money for construction projects at the […]

Focus Taiwan: Average regular wage growth returns to 2% in October

… Data compiled by the DGBAS showed regular monthly wages for October averaged NT$42,060 (US$1,392), up NT$831 or 2.02 percent from a year earlier, compared with a 1.72 percent increase in September, the slowest growth since May 2017 when regular wages grew 1.59 percent. Market analysts said the latest average regular wage growth indicated the […]

Focus Taiwan: MOFA to review World Bank treatment of Taiwanese employees

Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Saturday that it will review the World Bank’s treatment of Taiwanese employees, following a report that it only recently took steps to change a policy requiring Taiwanese staff to hold a Chinese passport or lose their job. The statement made by the ministry […]