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Tsai to generals: Remember your rookie days
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday called on newly-promoted generals to recall their younger years when they were closer to the grassroots troops so that they will be more willing to push for military reforms.
 
After five years of red tape, Taiwan has finally recouped NT$38.99 million (US$1.22 million) in outstanding fines from the auction of a South Korean chemical tanker in 2011 following a pollution incident involving another ship by the same owner, Taiwanese authorities said Thursday.
 
The Kaohsiung District Court on Thursday said it will not accept a case concerning the possible retrial of a seaman who died mysteriously while serving aboard an R.O.C. Navy vessel two decades ago, saying that the case's statute of limitations has long expired.
 
The Veterans Affairs Council (退輔會) on Thursday agreed to immediately remove the chairman of Pan Asia Corp. (泛亞工程), saying the construction firm was responsible for a seven-hour water outage at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
 
Taiwan's industrial production snapped a 12-month losing streak in May on the back of an increase in orders placed to Taiwanese communications chip-makers, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Thursday.
 
A European brokerage on Thursday maintained its "hold" recommendation on shares of Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., saying that the company may book heavy lossesdue to its acquisition of Sharp Corp. of Japan.
 
Taipei recorded a high of 37.3 degrees Celsius at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, the fourth consecutive day on which temperatures in the city surpassed 37 degrees, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported later that day.
 
Electricity consumption in Taiwan reached a peak of 35.21 million kilowatts at 1:44 p.m. Thursday, the highest level recorded so far this year, amid unusually high June temperatures, the state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) told China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier, that it must safeguard the rights, interests and safety of its passengers if its flight attendants decide to go ahead with a strike.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says 19 Taiwanese fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire 900 miles southeast of Bermuda.
 
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