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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Taiwan has pledged to make all-out efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and will only consider emissions trading, or flexible mechanisms, five years from now, according to Environmental Protection Administration Minister Wei Kuo-yen.
The Central Weather Bureau will maintain its cold surge advisory for most parts of Taiwan until Tuesday, after Banqiao District in New Taipei recorded a low of 4.9 degrees Celsius early Monday.
Taiwan will see many rainy days until May or June as a result of a strong El Nino effect, according to a forecast by Weather Risk, the first private weather forecast company in Taiwan.
The Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) will have one more station added in July, bringing to 12 the total of stations along the 339-kilometer north-south line, the operator said.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visits quake-struck Tainan
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visited people injured in Saturday's earthquake in Tainan on Monday and said the ongoing rescue efforts will continue as long as necessary.
More rescued from Tainan buildings
At least 10 more survivors were rescued Sunday from the rubble of the Tainan buildings felled by the deadly earthquake that hit Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday.
As rescue efforts for the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that hit Southern Taiwan on Saturday continue on, both central and local government leaders have begun preparations to rebuild disaster-stricken areas.
Transactions of commercial property in Taiwan in 2015 fell to a seven-year low at a time when the local economy was slowing down, according to a recent research report.
The cooking oil cans found inside the pillars of a residential complex that collapsed in Tainan during an earthquake Saturday were there for aesthetic purposes and may not have been the cause of the collapse, a structural engineer has said.
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