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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Water theft has been a serious problem in Taiwan, with last year's loss registered from crackdowns amounting to an equivalent of at least a day's supply from the Shihmen Dam, according to official statistics.
Taiwan central bank Gov. Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) yesterday refuted speculation that he would run for president in 2016 after it was suggested that Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) attempted to encourage the elder politician to seek the party's nomination.
A team from Taiwan has won a gold medal at the 2015 World Cheerleading Championships, the first by a Taiwanese group in a major international cheerleading tournament.
A memorial service was held Saturday in Taichung for Taiwanese model and actress Cindy (楊又穎), whose tragic suicide earlier this week apparently as a result of cyberbullying, sparked a nationwide debate on such forms of abuse and the proper punishment for them.
A suicidal couple was saved earlier this week after their three children reported their parents' attempt to commit suicide to the authorities, a New Taipei City police station said Saturday.
Taiwan Star Telecom Corp. (台灣之星), one of Taiwan's smaller telecom operators, said on Saturday it will work with non-telecom Chinese firms to provide a wider range of services to woo mainland travelers, taking advantage of an increase in visitors from the Chinese mainland.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked a close aide to discuss the safety of Japanese food with Taiwan when he visits the island at the end of the month, a Japanese daily reported on Saturday.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Friday that a PRC national who had been listed as a fugitive in Taiwan for committing real estate fraud has been arrested.
The socio-economic challenges faced by Taiwanese youth require drastic adjustment to the nation's wage structure to counter exploitive policies that expand the problem, a panel of scholars concluded yesterday in Taipei.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung preparing for phase-3 rationing
Third-phase water restrictions will begin on May 4 in Greater Kaohsiung and affect an estimated 2.56 million people, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部) said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Food safety alarms ring amid new revelations
Following the recent revelations concerning tainted tea products, breakfast shops and bottled drinking water were discovered to be tainted yesterday, ringing another food safety alarm.
A bottled water manufacturer in Kaohsiung City has been discovered to be selling bogus mineral water made from unlicensed underground water resources, prosecutors said Friday.
Taiwan -- International exhibition gets stamp of approval from philatelists
One of the largest stamp exhibitions in Asia kicked off Friday in Taipei, showcasing some 1,000 frames of stamps from 24 nations with a total value at NT$1.5 billion (US$48 million).
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that a presidential campaign featuring himself and People First Party founder and Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) is not possible, and went on to implore local press to refrain from addressing the issue any further.
Taiwan -- Stop talking about Ko-Soong 2016; it won't happen: Ko
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