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Thursday, February 11, 2016
President Ma Ying-jeou on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to soldiers for their contributions to relief efforts after a strong earthquake hit Southern Taiwan early in the morning on Feb. 6.
A team from Taiwan won second place at Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, or the Bakery World Cup, Tuesday with an assortment of bread that is flavored with popular Taiwanese fruits.
Condolences over the loss of lives in Tainan because of an earthquake continued to pour in Tuesday, with American professional tennis player Venus Williams and Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles sending their prayers to the bereaved families.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to earthquake-struck Tainan on Monday that her administration will make safety checks of old buildings and urban renewal a top priority.
A temporary exhibition on the history of Taipei City's North Gate was launched Saturday by the city government as part of its plan to rejuvenate the western part of the city.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tainan gov't deploys excavators
Excavating machines resumed digging through the debris of the collapsed Weiguan apartment complex in Tainan on Tuesday morning, following a pause the previous night after three signs of life were detected, said Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) at a press briefing.
Both President Ma Ying-jeou and President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday expressed support for ongoing efforts to find more survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building in Tainan City following a powerful earthquake last Saturday.
Taiwan extended its appreciation to Japan, China and the U.S. for its generosity in the wake of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan and killed at least 38 people early Saturday.
Zi Nan Temple in Zhushan Township, Nantou County, is the foremost choice for people who wish to pray during the Lunar New Year for wealth and good fortune, according to an online poll conducted by the local Web portal Yam.
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Tips for observing tradition during the Spring Festival
There are a mind bending amount of taboos during the Lunar New Year festival in Taiwan. To help navigate the minefield of numerous do's and don'ts during the two-week Chinese Spring Festival period, this article will give you the lowdown on the basic rules for the overall festival.
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