Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Monday January 23, 2017.
Tesla Taiwan announced on Monday that it has begun delivering Model S cars to Taiwanese customers who will enjoy an 8-year guarantee for battery and driver components, plus a 4-year or 80,000-km guarantee for other parts of the vehicle.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised Taiwan's Armed Forces on Monday for performing well in response to China's move to sail its aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait.
This year's Taiwan Lantern Festival, to be held in Yunlin County's Huwei and Beigang townships from Feb. 7-19, will showcase the cultures of new immigrants as well as traditional Taiwanese glove puppetry which originated in this southern Taiwan county, according to the organizers on Monday.
The passenger volume at Taiwan's main airport increased by an annual 9.94 percent to a record 42.3 million in 2016, according to data released by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co. Monday.
Leslie Cheng-yun Koo (辜成允), chairman and president of the Taiwan Cement Corp. (台泥), died Monday morning after sustaining critical injuries in a fall on Saturday, according to a friend of Koo. Koo was 62.
President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that if pension reforms were successful, it would signify that any change could be achieved in the future.
A protest against a pension reform plan culminated in a brief break-in into the Ministry of Education on Sunday.
Once a year there is a free lunch, but this year, it was particularly tough getting there.
Tire manufacturer Tai-feng, which saw its Zhongli factory burn down last week, has seen a dramatic NT$1.1 billion increase in market capitalization in trading following the incident.