Delays for Two Key Infrastructure Projects Despite strong support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) committee of the Environmental Protection Administration in early July rejected plans by the state-run CPC Corp. Taiwan to build Taiwan’s third liquefied natural gas receiving terminal project at Datan in Taoyuan’s Guanyin District. Increased reliance…

Michelin Guide Comes to Taipei The Michelin Co. formally launched its Michelin Guide Taipei on March 14, awarding stars to 20 restaurants. Only one, the Cantonese restaurant Le Palais in the Palais de Chine Hotel, received the coveted three-stars rating, signifying “exceptional cuisine worth a journey,” according to the Michelin standard. Two restaurants – Japanese…

Indictment Brought In Ching Fu Scandal Four executives at the Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co., including chairman Chen Ching-nan, were indicted by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutor’s Office on February 12 on charges of fraud, breach of trust, and banking law violations. Prosecutors recommended a 30-year prison sentence for the chairman, commutable to a NT$1 billion (US$34…