A group of DPP legislators yesterday alleged that KMT Vice Chairman Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) covered up fraud and other irregularities involving the management of the China Technical Consultants Incorporated (CTCI) Foundation, a government-funded organization of which Siew is a senior adviser.
\nThe legislators did not explain exactly how Siew covered up for his associates.
\nThe lawmakers, including Tu Wen-ching (
The Ministry of Science and Technology has placed copper sheets on the elevator buttons and door knobs at its building to boost disease prevention after a study showed that the new coronavirus has a shorter life span on copper surfaces. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week compared the surface stability of the SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — and SARS-CoV-1 in aerosols, plastic, stainless steel, copper and cardboard surfaces. SARS-CoV-2 remains viable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to
Researchers have identified an antioxidant in locally grown black tea leaves as a potential inhibitor of protease activity in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital said on Wednesday. A research team led by Wu Ching-yuan (吳清源), head of the hospital’s Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, used a computer program to identify potential antiviral components in traditional plants, the hospital said in a statement. Theaflavin, a polyphenolic compound, shows broad-spectrum antiviral activity against several viruses and could be used as a lead compound for the development of a SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor to target the DNA-directed ribonucleic acid (RNA) polymerase
BRAND AND VALUES: The KMT is at a ‘critical moment’ in its reform efforts, and it can no longer afford for the trust of the public to be eroded, the party chairman said Certain Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators-at-large have seriously tested the party’s image and they could face disciplinary measures or have their nomination retroactively rescinded if their behavior proves to be harmful, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) said yesterday at party headquarters in Taipei. While Chiang did not say who his remarks were directed at, KMT Legislator Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) has sparked controversy by saying that five recent Chinese flybys of Taiwan were “not provocative,” urging the Ministry of National Defense not to mislead the public. Wu earlier this month requested classified Ministry of National Defense data and reportedly received a briefing by
A Taipei environmental impact assessment committee yesterday conditionally approved Farglory Group’s comparative environmental impact analysis for the Taipei Dome project, but demanded that the company submit all additional paperwork within a month. Construction of the Taipei Dome was halted in 2015, with the Taipei City Government citing Farglory’s failure to follow the construction blueprints. City councilors and borough wardens attending yesterday’s review called on Farglory to address issues that had led to the postponement of a first review on Feb. 7. The committee should look into Farglory’s plans for an underground parking exit on Guangfu S Road, as it would worsen traffic congestion,