News Update: Junk Food Tax, Wimax, and Richter Scales

By | December 23, 2009

I noted this news story in my Google Taiwan News Feed (click here for my special Taiwan News Feed!) !.

FET soft launches WiMAX network in Taichung

Taiwanese mobile operator Far EasTone (FET) has launched a limited trial across its WiMAX network in Taichung, central Taiwan, charging users a monthly fee of TWD599 (USD18.50) for the service, which the company hopes to launch commercially in early 2010. FET aims to take a 10% share of the household broadband market in Taichung when it officially launches the service.  (more)

Taiwan ‘considering world’s first junk food tax’

TAIPEI — Taiwan is planning the world’s first tax on junk food in a bid to encourage the public to eat healthily and cut obesity rates, a report said Monday.

The Bureau of Health Promotion is drafting a bill to levy the special tax on food deemed unhealthy, such as sugary drinks, candy, cakes, fast food and alcohol, said the Apple Daily. (more)

Saturday’s Earthquake: 6.4 on Richter Scale

So that’s today’s little update on Taiwan News! perhaps I will do it again!