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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Taiwan -- Latin American culture fest draws crowds
A large crowd endured the heat Saturday to participate in a festival that highlighted Latin American and Caribbean cultures in a bid to promote cultural exchanges between Taiwan and that region.
Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday stated that bottled water and mineral water products must conform to government guidelines, and that offenders will be penalized for violation of the Trademark Act (商標法).
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Taiwan has recorded its first thallium (鉈) poisoning cases in over a decade, with three medical staff at the same hospital falling victim and the cause remaining unknown, doctors said Saturday.
Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) Pili International Multimedia Co. (霹靂布袋戲), a leading puppet show producer in Taiwan, is scheduled to launch an initial public offering on the local over-the-counter market Oct. 7.
The renovated former residence of Chang Hsueh-liang (張學良), a key figure in the modern history of China, in Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County, was opened to the public Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by his relatives.
Taiwan -- Man killed by passing train on platform in Keelung City
A train accident occurred yesterday when a man stuck his head out from the platform at Baifu station in Keelung City (基隆市) and was instantly killed as the passing Taroko Express struck him.
Between January and August this year, 132,470 babies were born in Taiwan, a 0.5 percent increase from the same period of 2013, according to statistics released Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior.
Indemnities will be given from Oct. 1 for people who die during surgery or under anesthesia, in a bid to lower the number of malpractice lawsuits and improve the sometimes tense doctor-patient relations in Taiwan, the Health Ministry said Saturday.
Taiwan -- The Sunflower Movement wakes up Taiwan
Almost unheard of among the world's democracies, the occupation of a government office building was considered rash and highly unnecessary by many. But what had stemmed from a “rash decision” made on a spring night had blossomed into a string of pro-democracy events that awakened the small slip of land that lies dangerously near China's southeast coast.
Tens of thousands of protesters in Taipei stepped onto the streets in Taiwan's capital city on April 26 as part of a latest round of anti-nuclear demonstrations that has been going on for years in the island country to demand its government immediately terminate the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant project.
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