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President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be presented with the greatest challenges ever faced by a president in Taiwan, with lingering issues such as a poor domestic economy, uneven income distribution, the maintenance of cross-strait ties, as well as high expectations but low patience among Taiwan's public, Hu Sheng-cheng (胡勝正), a member of the Academia Sinica, said in a recent interview with the Central News Agency (CNA).
 
Taiwan wins silver medal at flower exhibition
Taiwan has won a silver medal in the international division of the 2016 Ghent Floralies in Belgium with a horticulture design featuring Taiwan's orchid and bamboo weaving art.
 
The Taiwan High Court Thursday rejected a demand from the victims in a pollution case for extra compensation for damage caused by U.S.-based home appliance maker RCA Corp.
 
Victims' families hail MRT killer death penalty verdict
Families of the victims killed by Cheng Chieh in the Taipei MRT stabbing spree said justice was done after the Supreme Court returned a final verdict upholding the death penalty for the convicted murderer Friday.
 
Taiwan and mainland China will jointly investigate the cases of 45 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects taken from Kenya by Chinese authorities before discussing how they should be prosecuted, a Ministry of Justice envoy to mainland China said on Friday, April 22.
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), Taiwan's top financial regulator, said Friday that it is holding a cautious attitude toward the possibility of permission for the Apple Pay mobile payment system to operate in Taiwan.
 
Unemployment in Taiwan stood at 3.89 percent in March, which was 0.06 percentage points lower than in February but 0.17 points higher than in the same month last year, according to government figures released Friday.
 
Taipei, Beijing to jointly probe cross-border fraud rings
Beijing, April 21 (CNA) Officials of Taiwan and China have agreed to jointly investigate telecom fraud rings run by Taiwanese in Kenya and Malaysia that have allegedly targeted Chinese citizens, the head of a Taiwanese official delegation said Thursday.
 
Court finalizes MRT killer's death sentence
The Supreme Court overruled the appeal by Cheng Chieh (鄭捷), the college student convicted of killing 4 and injuring 22 at the Jiangzicui MRT station (江子翠站) on May 21, 2015, upholding the four death sentences he was given in a final decision on Friday, April 22.
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Prosecutors bar Wong from leaving country
Facing charges of corruption and breach of trust, Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huei (翁啟惠) was barred from leaving the country by the Shilin District Prosecutors Office on Thursday.
 
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