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Taiwan braces for Typhoon Megi
Northern and Eastern Taiwan should brace for strong winds and heavy rainfall brought on by Typhoon Megi throughout today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
Tsai approval rating slides to 44.7%: poll
President Tsai Ing-wen's poll ratings sank another 7.6 percentage points to 44.7 percent over the past month, in what has been an "avalanche-like collapse" of support since she took office in May, according to a survey released Monday.
More than 3,000 mountaineers have expressed opposition to a draft bill proposed by the New Power Party that would create strict regulations on hiking in national parks. The mountaineers argued that , if passed, the bill would seriously restrict people's freedom, local media said.
Taiwan launched its Central Emergency Operation Center and put it on full alert Monday with Typhoon Megi bearing down on Taiwan and expected to pummel the island on Tuesday.
New public television chair
Newly elected Taiwan Public Television Service Chairwoman Chen Yu-xiu (陳郁秀) speaks at a press conference held Monday. After winning the leadership of the sixth-term board of directors, she outlined her plans for the non-profit public television channel.
XPEC chief posts bail
XPEC Entertainment Inc. Chairman Aaron Hsu is surrounded by media after he was released on bail of NT$20 million Monday for suspected involvement in illegal short-selling and insider trading.
As Typhoon Megi approaches, Taiwan Water Corp. advised households Monday to store water in advance, as a precaution for possible water supply disruptions due to power outages or water turbidity.
George Hsieh announces withdrawal from Mirror Media
The China Post Chairman and Publisher George Hsieh (謝國樑) on Monday announced his withdrawal from the business operation of and plans to invest in newly founded media outlet Mirror Media (鏡傳媒).
Penghu casino opponents bring 'no' campaign to Taipei
Dozens of civic group representatives and residents demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan Monday, urging Penghu voters to tick the "no" box on an Oct. 15 referendum asking whether casinos should be permitted in the island county.
Eviction fight reaches Ketagalan
Protesters on Ketagalan Boulevard roared, chanted and cried on Sunday afternoon as they pleaded with the Tsai administration to halt land expropriation projects and return them to their homes.
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