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The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday revoked the business license of Iris Travel Service Co. (蝶戀花旅行社), the travel agency that organized the one-day trip that killed 33 last month.
 
Taiwan has been ranked as the world's 33rd happiest country in a report that calls on nations to build social trust and equality as the optimal way to improve wellbeing.
 
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Huang Kuo-shu (黃國書) on Monday revealed that travel agencies have been illegally applying for government subsidies, once again bringing into focus the need for reform in the domestic travel industry.
 
Navy ship bumps recreational fishing boat
Anglers on a weekend fishing trip off the coast of Keelung caught more than they bargained for Saturday, when they were rammed by one of the Navy's 171-ton Kuang Hua VI-class missile ships.
 
First meet for 'toothless' Aboriginal unit
The first meeting of a government commission tasked with pursuing transitional justice for the island's Aborigines is scheduled for today, but some activists are protesting, saying the body won't bring any meaningful change.
 
TSMC still considering plans for 3nm chip production
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), the world's largest contract chip maker, said Monday that its plan to invest in an advanced 3 nanometer process remained under consideration.
 
Taiwan's Chan, Hingis win BNP Paribas Open women's double
Taiwan's tennis player Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and former world No.6 seed Martina Hingis claimed the 2017 BNP Paribas Open women's doubles title Saturday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
 
The Foreign Ministry is expected to continue a policy granting visa-free access to tourists from Thailand and Brunei after seeing significant growth in visitors numbers to Taiwan from the countries. Discussion toward increasing the scope of the policy to encompass more ASEAN member states will also be discussed in April.
 
"Police-state" row festers after video footage released
Video footage of police demanding to search Hakka Affairs Council Minister Lee Yung-te near Taipei Bus Station yesterday sparked renewed discussion over police conduct during the incident.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Monday March 20, 2017.
 
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