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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS, 主計處) yesterday announced that Taiwan's manufacturing sector accumulated gross output of NT$3.67 trillion over the second quarter of this year, improving by 8.21 percent quarter-on-quarter, and 4.94 percent year-on-year.
Taiwan -- More in Taiwan take the plunge for Ice Bucket Challenge
Celebrities and public figures in Taiwan braced themselves for having a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads Tuesday as they continued the Internet sensation meant to raise awareness about a paralyzing disease.
President Ma Ying-jeou will be nominating 11 Control Yuan members according to the constitution and the constitutional interpretation of the Grand Justices, said the Presidential Office yesterday.
If the Internet is an important aspect of your life, then you are no stranger to the latest social media trend: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Domestic waterski and wakeboard lovers yesterday called on the government to relax current regulations and allow more water areas, including reservoirs, to be accessed for training and competition purposes.
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Several military police have been punished over obscene photos taken at an Air Force base in eastern Hualien County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed yesterday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署) yesterday announced that the first death from dengue fever this year occurred in Kaohsiung, where most cases were found so far, and reminded people to take some precautions, especially for diabetes and hypertension patients.
Director Luc Besson yesterday praised the Taiwanese cast and crew members who contributed to his action thriller “Lucy,” saying everyone worked together like a cohesive football team when the film was shot in Taipei last year.
Taiwan -- Besson gives high marks to Taiwan cast and crew
Internationally renowned restaurant chain Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) said Tuesday it does not have any plans to open an eatery in Paris, despite film director Luc Besson saying earlier that day that he hopes the dumpling house will set up shop in his hometown.
Taiwan is mulling taking out the banking sector from the long-stalled trade-in-services agreement with China and allowing further opening of banking industries across the Taiwan Strait, Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said Tuesday.
  
  
  
  
  
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