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The average monthly salary of young workers was NT$29,427 (US$974) last year and NT$25,540 for those in their first job, according to a survey released by the Ministry of Labor Wednesday.
 
Chinese poachers caught
A Chinese fishing vessel trespasses Taiwan's territorial waters on Wednesday, March 29. The Coast Guard Administration confiscated 1,200 kilograms of fish on the Chinese fishing vessel which was found traveling on the northeast coast of the Pengjia Islet (彭佳嶼) on Wednesday morning. The vessel departed from China's Zhejiang Province last Friday, and had nine members on board, officials said. The vessel will be fined from between NT$1.2 million to NT$2.4 million for violating the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area.
 
Apple Pay available in Taiwan from today: banks
Apple Pay will be available to users in Taiwan beginning 7 a.m. this morning, the 14th market in which the e-payment service has been rolled out.
 
Former President Ma Ying-jeou has been found not guilty of leaking confidential information or defamation by the Taipei District Court on Tuesday.
 
Comedian and daughter end high-profile feud
Terminally ill entertainment legend Chu Ke-liang (豬哥亮) and his daughter, the singer Jeannie Hsieh (謝金燕), released a joint statement Tuesday revealing that the duo had reconciled following years of estrangement.
 
Retired police, firefighters protest pension reforms
Retired police and firefighters protested against proposed pension reform measures at the Martyrs' Shrine Wednesday morning in Taipei, vowing to take to the streets later in the afternoon.
 
College enrollment to fall sharply by 2028: Education Ministry
Taiwan's declining birth rate will take a toll on college enrollment, as the Education Ministry predicted Wednesday that the number of students entering university and other higher education institutes will drop by close to 40 percent by 2028.
 
Lee Ming-che held on suspicion of 'endangering national security': China
Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) confirmed Wednesday that authorities were holding human rights activist and former Democratic Progressive Party employee Lee Ming-che (李明哲) on suspicion of "endangering national security."
 
Median wage declined in 2016
The median monthly wage for private sector workers in Taiwan dipped 0.59 percent to NT$40,612 (US$1344) between 2015 and 2016, according to a Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics announcement on Wednesday.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Wednesday March 29, 2017.
 
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