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Monday, September 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Fung-Wong leaves 1 dead, 4 injured
As of yesterday, one citizen had died and four were injured as Tropical Storm Fung-Wong hurtled across Taiwan, the Central Emergency Operation Center reported.
Taiwan -- Taiwan's Hsu shatters lifting world record
Taiwan's Hsu Shu-ching rewrote the record books as she took the women's 53kg class weightlifting gold at the Asian Games on Sunday.
The Taipei District Court yesterday ruled for Wan Shao-cheng (萬少丞) and army soldier Ma Yin-hung (馬寅紘) — two suspects in the killing of a police detective — to be detained and held incommunicado.
Some 68 percent of Taiwanese parents would consider sending their children to study overseas, mainly to help them learn a foreign language and broaden their global vision, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by a banking group.
Chinese-American historian and Tang Prize laureate Yu Ying-shih (余英時) reiterated Saturday his support for Taiwan's Sunflower Student Movement earlier this year, but again stressed the importance of demonstrating peacefully in a democratic society.
A group of Israeli musicians will be featured at this year's Daniel Pearl memorial concert in Taipei later this month to commemorate late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was captured and beheaded in Pakistan while on assignment in 2002.
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Taiwanese writer Chu Tien-wen (朱天文) has been awarded the fourth Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, becoming the second Taiwanese writer to win the American award that recognizes outstanding achievements in Chinese prose or poetry.
In the wake of the gutter oil scandal, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of the Executive Yuan is keeping a closer watch on the nation's edible oil and has initiated a regulation amendment process in an effort to ensure that refuse oil will not flow back into the market.
China recently expressed concerns over Taiwan's restrictions on China's investment on the island and hopes that Taiwan will grant China the right to import items that it promised the World Trade Organization (WTO) it would open up, said the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The Kinmen County government has launched a pilot program in Lieyu Township to make more efficient use of its limited water resources.
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