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'Missing' HK bookseller speaks out over detention, says 'rights violated'
A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded and kept in a tiny cell by the mainland Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.
 
Premier discusses energy efficiency with US
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) received a U.S. delegation at the Executive Yuan Tuesday and expressed the government's resolve to end nuclear power and cut carbon emissions to combat climate change during the meeting.
 
China's total borrowings were more than double its gross domestic product (GDP) last year, a government economist said, warning that debt linkages between the state and industry could be "fatal" for the world's second largest economy.
 
The government is considering a mechanism to phase out some of the 26 organ transplantation hospitals in Taiwan that have undertaken few transplant operations, a local news report said on Tuesday.
 
The yen surged Thursday after the Bank of Japan held fire on fresh stimulus measures, as fears over Britain's future in the EU pummel financial markets around the world.
 
Shares in Taiwan took a beating Thursday, closing below the 8,500-point mark amid continued uncertainty and volatility in the global financial markets after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its domestic economic growth forecast for 2016 and 2017, dealers said.
 
India's cabinet has given its approval to the signing of an air services agreement between India and Taiwan, the Indian government announced Wednesday.
 
Beginning on June 27, the number of bytes allotted for the stock symbols of all listed securities will increase from 6 to 16, according to a press release of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Co. (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所).
 
Evergreen Marine Corp. said that it has gained approval to extend its lease of the Colon Container Terminal (CCT) in Panama for another 20 years, days before President Tsai Ing-wen heads there for the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal.
 
The Central News Agency launched an updated Chinese language news app Thursday, offering users more customized features and an intuitive interface.
 
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