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For Taiwan, the question whether to build conventional submarines or not is still a problem, though both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are in agreement that they will have to be built in a local shipyard to replace its aging fleet of four.
While the rest of the so-called developing Asian countries have begun to adopt digital box receivers to watch program packages and a diverse selection of shows, “developed” countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have decided to continue using cable television services to watch channels that broadcast shows mainly in their native languages.
Taiwan's basketball association last week announced a revamp of the local semi-professional Super Basketball League's (SBL) existing playoff system; a dramatic change, according to the association, which could boost the competitiveness of the game and attract more viewers.
Can the beleaguered Ting Hsin International Group, along with its magnate, Wei Ying-chung, buy its way out of trouble in the wake of the tainted cooking oil scandal?
In the 1995 thriller “Outbreak,” Dustin Hoffman jumped off a helicopter to board a ship in his search for a cure to an Ebola-like virus. When he found it, he had to fly the helicopter in front of a bomber jet to prevent the U.S. government from bombing a town to stop the pandemic. In real life, containing Ebola will be both easier and harder than that.
President Ma Ying-jeou gave a speech at the Exhibition of Historical Archives of the South China Territories of the Republic of China on Sept. 1, which is to last until Oct. 31 in Taipei. It will then move to Taichung and Kaohsiung to remain open until the end of this year.
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Although the international media are closely following the situation, there is little that the rest of the world can offer Hong Kong when the Chinese dragon refuses to budge, and symptoms of an exhausted protest have been showing for at least 10 days at Occupy Central.
On Friday, Chinese state media condemned what it called the recent “morbid nostalgia for the Republic of China,” which “has emerged among a few Internet communities and a small number of intellectuals.” The attack came in an editorial entitled “Double Ten Fervor Humiliates History,” published by the Global Times, in which it called the people in question “fanatics.”
As the dust settles following the conclusion of last year's heated competition over operating licenses for frequency blocks to allow telecom carriers to launch their fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband networks — in which combined bids totaled an exorbitant NT$118.65 billion — little hints have emerged to show how the sector expects to recover the expense.
It really wasn't a surprise that another tainted oil scandal erupted just a few weeks after the government had assured the public that the gutter oil scare had been dealt with and oil products were once again safe to eat.
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