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Friday, November 21, 2014
Taiwan is ranked the best place to start a business in Asia, ranking No. 8 out of 130 countries in the world, based on the recently released 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI).
The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) yesterday said it was seeking the death penalty for stabbing suspect Chang Yen-wen, who allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death after failing to convince her to remain in their relationship on Sept. 22; prosecutors said that despite the cruel nature of the killing, Chang has not shown any regret for his actions.
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Taiwan and Japan yesterday signed four memorandums of understanding (MOUs) as parts of their ongoing efforts to enhance ties following the conclusion of an annual bilateral economic meeting in Taipei.
Taiwan -- Christmas tree lights up Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony yesterday to demonstrate the hotel's festive and caring spirit with many internationally and locally renowned brands and restaurants, according to a Grand Hyatt Taipei press release.
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Taiwan's top intelligence chief yesterday urged candidates in the nationwide local government elections scheduled for Nov. 29 to wear bulletproof vests to protect themselves from potential assassination attempts.
Taiwan -- Incumbent Tainan Mayor William Lai hopes to continue improving his city
With a considerable lead in the polls over his opponent, William Lai's (賴清德) campaign efforts thus far have been minimal against Kuomintang (KMT) nominee Huang Hsiu-shuang (黃秀霜), with the incumbent mayor emphasizing that his duties regarding Tainan remain his first priority regardless of the election.
About 51,000 foreign laborers arrived in Taiwan between January and October, and the total number of foreign workers has risen to over 540,000 as of October, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
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Hon Hai Group (鴻海集團), the world's largest contract electronics maker, signed an agreement Thursday with its flat panel subsidiary Innolux Corp. (群創) to invest more than NT$80 billion (US$2.59 billion) to set up a flat screen production base in Kaohsiung to improve the group's global competitive edge in the sector.
Taiwan -- Hon Hai, Innolux set to invest over NT$80 billion in flat panel factory
If Taiwan continues to have the same low birth rate as in recent years until 2060, the senior population will be 4.4 times that of children, which could have huge societal consequences, the National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center (CFRC) said yesterday.
National Development Council (國發會) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) said Thursday that his just concluded visit to the United States was a trip to show Taiwan's determination to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
  
  
  
  
  
  
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