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Bringing a taste of El Salvador to Taiwan
The Taipei International Food Show (台北國際食品展覽會) opened yesterday, featuring exhibitors, country pavilions, international buyers, shop owners, businesspeople and more, from many different countries.
 
Both pro-Kuomintang (KMT) and pro-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) overseas Taiwanese highly anticipate and welcome President Tsai Ing-wen's first ever overseas trip later this week, the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) head said Wednesday.
 
After its unionized flight attendants voted heavily in favor of a strike late Tuesday, the government urged national carrier China Airlines (CAL, 華航) to sit down and negotiate a deal to avoid disruptions to air travel during the peak summer months.
 
The Taipei International Food Show opened on Wednesday featuring healthy diets, food safety and "next generation food."
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Taiwan is suffering from an increasingly aging population, with the Aging Index reaching 92.18 in 2015 and expected to surge to 100 next year at the earliest, according to Ministry of the Interior (MOI) data released Wednesday.
 
A legal mechanism would have to be put in place to allow Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) to gain political asylum in Taiwan if he wishes, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said Wednesday.
 
Cambodia plans to send 21 Taiwanese arrested for suspected fraud to China instead of the self-ruled island this Friday, a Cambodian official said. Rights activists and Taiwan say the plan reflects the great influence Beijing exercises over Cambodia through aid and investment.
 
Shares in Taiwan closed above the 8,700-point mark Wednesday as electronics, plastics and chemical stocks led the broader market toward the end of the trading session, dealers said.
 
Limited express train derails in Hualien, 2 passengers injured
A Tze-Chiang limited express train derailed Wednesday in Rueisuei Township, Hualien County, resulting in injuries to two passengers, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) reported that day.
 
RoboHon says 'Hai'
RoboHon, Sharp's robot smart phone, is displayed along with other new products by the Japanese vendor, at Hon Hai Precision Industry's shareholders' meeting in New Taipei City on Wednesday, June 22. Hon Hai signed a US$3.5 billion deal to take over Sharp.
 
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