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September, 28, 2016

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Almost 70 percent of people in Taiwan support a so-called "rich man's tax" to narrow the wealth gap, a survey has found.
 
Collision by Ferrari
A damaged Ferrari is parked along the roadside in Chiayi County, Saturday, Sept. 24. The car, driven by entrepreneur Chang Yi-chang and carrying Legislator Chen Ming-wen, struck another vehicle, causing minor head injuries to Chen, who was taken to hospital but later released. The driver of the other car also suffered light injuries. The 458 Speciale has an estimated price tag of US$539,000 and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers/hour in three seconds.
 
Many Taiwanese travelers favor spontaneous overseas trips, with the percentage of "last-minute" travelers in the country exceeding the average in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey conducted by travel search engine Skyscanner has found.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen has met with winners of this year's Tang Prize -- known as the Asian Nobel Prize -- and their representatives over the past two days to exchange experiences ahead of this weekend's awards ceremony, the Tang Prize Foundation said Saturday.
 
Israel's representative office in Taiwan has donated over 100 earthquake-proof tables to Tainan, in southern Taiwan, which was struck by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in February.
 
Control Yuan Vice President Sun Ta-chuan visited the Vatican organization responsible for the Catholic Church's charitable initiatives on Wednesday to learn about its humanitarian diplomacy practices.
 
Typhoon Megi on track to hit Taiwan  Tuesday: CWB
Minor Typhoon Megi is expected to hit Taiwan next Tuesday, Sept. 27, by which time it may have strengthened to a moderate typhoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
 
Workers and employers across Taiwan are facing confusion over whether five national holidays that were canceled by the previous government have been reinstated as promised by the new one.
 
Taiwan ranks 32nd on a health-related index that assesses 188 countries and territories around the world, with Iceland topping the list, according to research recently published by medical journal The Lancet.
 
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會), the country's top financial regulator, said Friday that it had instructed First Financial Holding Co. (第一金) to ensure transaction security, in a bid to protect clients and investors after the company's securities and banking units reported attacks by hackers on their online transaction systems earlier this week.
 
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