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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Taiwan -- Actor issues apology after arrest in Beijing
Following Taiwanese actor Ko Chen-tung's (柯震東) arrest in Beijing for using marijuana, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV yesterday aired video footage showing the actor's tearful apology to the public for “setting a negative example.”
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday expressed confidence in Taiwan's diplomatic ties with the Holy See despite Pope Francis' latest remark Monday that he desires dialogue with Beijing and possibly a visit to mainland China.
Taiwan -- Fired for knowing too much: ex-deputy minister
In a television interview following his “forced” resignation, Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao (張顯耀) yesterday said that he has prepared a suicide letter as he felt he was fired for “knowing too much.”
Taiwan -- CPDC refuses to remove pipeline on legal grounds
The removal of a pipeline around the site of the Kaohsiung gas explosions was forced to stop yesterday after China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC) did not cooperate with the effort to remove the company's pipeline, saying that the government did not have a legal reason for demanding the company remove the pipelines.
The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) yesterday announced that Taiwan's manufacturing sector accumulated gross output of NT$3.67 trillion over the second quarter of this year, improving by 8.21 percent quarter-on-quarter, and 4.94 percent year-on-year.
Taiwan -- More in Taiwan take the plunge for Ice Bucket Challenge
Celebrities and public figures in Taiwan braced themselves for having a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads Tuesday as they continued the Internet sensation meant to raise awareness about a paralyzing disease.
President Ma Ying-jeou will be nominating 11 Control Yuan members according to the constitution and the constitutional interpretation of the Grand Justices, said the Presidential Office yesterday.
If the Internet is an important aspect of your life, then you are no stranger to the latest social media trend: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Domestic waterski and wakeboard lovers yesterday called on the government to relax current regulations and allow more water areas, including reservoirs, to be accessed for training and competition purposes.
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Several military police have been punished over obscene photos taken at an Air Force base in eastern Hualien County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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