Apr 14, 2015

Government calls Taiwan's food-labeling move 'regrettable'

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The government on Tuesday called Taiwan’s plan to tighten regulations on Japanese food imports because of fears of radioactive contamination “extremely regrettable.” The top government spokesman called on Taipei to use what he called “scientific findings” in drafting its rules. “So far we have ...

Apr 13, 2015

China rejects Taiwan's bid to become AIIB founding member

Taiwan is not able to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank but is still welcome to become an ordinary member in the future, the Chinese government said on Monday. In a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, ...

Mar 4, 2015

Japanese geologist warns of coming tsunami to hit Taiwan

A Japanese geologist said Tuesday that a massive earthquake-generated tsunami originating in Japan and capable of affecting Taiwan is likely to occur every 1,000 years, a prediction likely to worry antinuclear activists who have been campaigning for the abolition of nuclear energy on the ...

Feb 27, 2015

Taiwan says it may fly military planes in civil airspace set by China

A ranking Taiwan transport official on Thursday reiterated opposition to China’s planned corridors for commercial flights above the Taiwan Strait, suggesting the use of military planes for interception after the new airspace is implemented. Tseng Dar-jen, deputy transportation minister, said Taiwan would warn with ...

Feb 18, 2015

Taiwan wants to send nuclear waste overseas for reprocessing

Taiwan has unveiled a plan to process nuclear waste overseas for the first time as it runs out of storage space at its power plants, sparking criticism from environmental groups. The state-run Taiwan Power Co. on Tuesday began soliciting bids from overseas reprocessing companies ...