Month: August 2016

21% of married Taiwanese aged 35 and above live with parents

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

About 21 percent of married men and women in Taiwan aged 35 to 54 still live with their parents, even though they are financially independent, according to statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday.Over 1.06 million married peopl…

Taiwan to develop intelligent manufacturing: President Tsai

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said Wednesday that the government will integrate resources to create a smart industry platform and will also introduce key technology into the market to pave the way for local investment in the field of intelligent manufacturing.

The relevant authorities will push for customer matchmaking, international cooperation and export expansion to make the Taiwan market more competitive, Tsai said at the opening of the Asia Industry 4.0 & Intelligent Manufacturing Expo.

Intelligent manufacturing will include the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data, the president said, adding that the government will also create a platform that will allow Taiwanese investors to explore the market and exchange ideas.

A record 900 manufacturers from around the world are taking the part in the four-day expo at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, seeking to open up more business opportunities in the areas of industrial automation, robotics, mold and die manufacturing, logistics and IoT, fluid power, and mechanical technology.

In the automation pavilion, Germany is making a presentation for the first time, touting its strength in research and development.

Germany and Taiwan are two of the most innovative countries in the world and front runners in research and development in their respective regions, the German Trade Office Taipei said.

Through Industry 4.0 and its digital innovations in products, processes and business models, the export driven industries in both countries will remain competitive, the office said.

“Germany and Taiwan, as high-tech world market leaders, have great opportunities to cooperate in the field of Industry 4.0 in order to significantly increase the competitiveness of their respective industries,” Andreas HergenrAlther, executive director of the German office, said at the show.

The expo, which is being held Aug. 31-Sept. 3, features 2,600 booths in six pavilions.

Source: Focus Taiwan

China capable of blockading, taking Taiwan’s outlying islands: MND

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

China’s military has the capability to blockade and seize Taiwan’s outlying islands and has not cut back on military exercises targeting Taiwan, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report Wednesday.In its report to the Legislature on …

Kaohsiung groups protest forced eviction plan

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

About 100 representatives of 19 civic groups from Kaohsiung rallied in Taipei on Wednesday to protest plans by Kaohsiung’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government to demolish residential buildings to make way for three urban development projects….

Commission to investigate KMT assets launched

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

The Cabinet on Wednesday officially launched its new committee set up to handle the “ill-gotten” assets of the Kuomintang (KMT), kicking off what Premier Lin Chuan (??) said was an important step in the transition to a democratic society.The panel, kno…

Chinese tourist arrivals likely to drop by 600,000 this year: minister

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Minister of Transportation and Communications Ho Chen Tan (???) projected Wednesday a decrease of 600,000 in the number of Chinese tourists to Taiwan this year, but said total annual foreign visitor arrivals are expected to reach 10 million.Despite a r…

TWSE forum highlights money laundering prevention

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) held a financial technology forum in Taipei on Tuesday that focused mainly on preventing money laundering.The TWSE said the one-day forum explored anti-money laundering strategies as well as ways to detect and prevent f…

President reaffirms commitment to pension reform

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Wednesday reiterated the government’s commitment to reform of the country’s retirement pension system.Although there are difficulties involved in implementing pension system reform, “it’s the things we don’t do that we w…

Gun barrel snaps off tank, Army suspends use of CM-11s

| August 31, 2016 | tnadmin | 0

Taiwan’s Army has suspended the use of all of its CM-11 tanks to fire shots after the gun barrel of one of them broke off from the tank during a live-fire test at a training base in northern Taiwan on Wednesday.The incident occurred when the gun barrel…

Meridian Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Innovation Award

| August 30, 2016 | Web Desk | 0

illumigene® Malaria Receives 1st Place Award at the Journées Internationales de Biologie /Association des Colloques Nationaux des Biologistes Conference in Paris CINCINNATI, Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) was awarded 1st place for innovation in emergency treatment and point-of-care testing for its illumigene® Malaria test at the 2016 JIB/ACNBH Conference this summer. […]