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Falling into a-lion-ment
The Wind Lion Plaza in Kinmen is seen in this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 29. The shopping center will host a farm product expo on Saturday, Oct. 1 to coincide with the "Golden Week" holidays for mainland Chinese tourists.
 
Telecommunications standards development associations from the United States and Taiwan signed a letter of intent Thursday in Taipei to jointly develop standards for technologies in the areas of fifth generation (5G) mobile telecom networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
 
Alibaba partnership
John. C.T. Huang. (黃呈琮), director of the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei, center, and Bryan Fu (傅紀清), General Manager at Alibaba.com Taiwan & Hong Kong, right, pose for a photo after signing a cooperation agreement in Taipei on Thursday, Sept. 29. Huang said that Alibaba will be an essential partner as local exporters explore opportunities abroad.
 
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday that tourism from China during its National Day Golden Week next month is likely to be significantly slower than last year, as indicated by the number of travel applications received.
 
The average retirement age among employees in the industrial and service sectors rose from 57.8 years in 2014 to 58.1 last year, the highest in a decade, according to government statistics released Thursday.
 
Taiwan recovering from typhoon No. 3
Taiwan began to recollect itself on Wednesday following a fierce battering from Typhoon Megi, which caused the second-largest power outage on Taiwan record.
 
3 trapped by Kaohsiung landslide: police
Three people are believed to be buried in a Typhoon Megi-triggered landslide that hit their house in the mountains of Kaohsiung Wednesday, police said.
 
Increased consumer demand helped lift industrial output in August by 7.74 percent from a year ago, the greatest annual increase in more than 12 months, according to a report released Tuesday by the Economics Ministry.
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) on Wednesday announced plans to revise regulations governing tender offers, a move to prevent a repeat of the aborted acquisition of XPEC Entertainment Inc. (樂陞科技) by Bai Chi Gan Tou Digital Entertainment Co.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Wednesday criticized EVA Airways for landing planes during a typhoon, saying the move was "too risky" and that the CAA would look into whether the airline had followed aviation regulations.
 
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