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A majority of former military personnel found spying for China did so for money, women or due to threats of blackmail, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said on Tuesday.
Taichung film center
Several Taichung councilors hold posters decrying a delay in the construction of a filmmaking center in the central city on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The councilors said the Taichung City government started planning the filmmaking center on advice from renowned director Ang Lee, but added it may now trail other Taiwanese cities in terms of becoming a film production hub. The councilors' lament comes a day after Tainan Mayor William Lai announced that the southern city would build a filmmaking base in Shalun District, Ang Lee's hometown. The Taichung City government said construction would begin on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Shares in Taiwan recovered earlier losses Tuesday after some major old-economy stocks staged a rebound, pushing up the broader market into positive territory by the end of the session, dealers said.
Typhoon Haima is expected to bring heavy rainfall to eastern Taiwan on Thursday and Friday although it will not hit the island directly, a meteorologist forecast Tuesday.
Taiwan has not performed well in the "institutions " category of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report over the past five years, the National Development Council (NDC) said.
Police announced on Tuesday that they have shut down an online operation selling counterfeit designer goods, seizing fake products worth more than NT$10 million.
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More legal study is needed on the issue of whether to grant a special pardon to former President Chen Shu-bian, a Presidential Office official said Tuesday.
Asia's largest budget airline AirAsia said it will increase its services between Taipei and Kuala Lumpur from 14 flights to 17 per week.
Ten universities from Taiwan and Malaysia signed a total of nine cooperative agreements during the second Taiwan-Malaysia higher education forum held over the weekend, Taiwan's representative office in Malaysia said.
The Taipei Public Library, which curates more than 7 million volumes, increased its services to the national level Monday by allowing its members to collect and return borrowed books at nearly 10,000 convenience stores around Taiwan.
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