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The first North American retrospective of Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing's works opened Thursday with his film "Crosscurrent," for which he won the Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.
 
Never too old to learn
Chen Chin-man, second from right, and her son Hung Wei-hsiang, second from left, pose for a picture with their family on graduation day at WuFeng University on Saturday, June 18. The son earned a bachelor's degree from the Department of Tourism English, while the mother received hers from the Department of Cosmetology and Image Design at the Chiayi-based university of science and technology.
 
Taiwan's top-ranked male tennis player Lu Yen-hsun has qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese Taipei Tennis Association said Saturday.
 
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has recently warned the public of "rampant" ticket fraud ahead of an iconic South Korean actor's upcoming meeting with Taiwanese fans in Taipei later this month.
 
Truck falls off road
In this photo provided by firefighters, a wrecked truck lies in a valley after falling off a mountain road in Pingtung County, Saturday, June 18, as rescuers treat two injured persons from the vehicle. The injured were a 38-year-old woman and an 8-year-old boy, but their injuries were only minor, the firefighters said, adding the truck fell off the southern cross-island stretch of Provincial Road No. 9 at around 7 a.m.
 
Outgoing Taipei transit chief offers advice
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) has welcomed suggestions made Friday by Taipei City Department of Transportation (DOT, 交通局) Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) during her last day on the job.
 
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) did not give himself a favorable self-assessment when questioned in the Legislature Friday, a reflection of recent polls that have showed rising dissatisfaction with the Cabinet's performance over the past month.
 
Taiwan took its first step toward lowering the voting age to 18 from the present 20 after a draft amendment to the Constitution passed a first reading Friday.
 
New Southbound Policy should take off from Kaohsiung: DPP lawmakers
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators suggested Friday that the Transportation Ministry allocate resources to establish Kaohsiung International Airport as the base for President Tsai Ing-wen's New Southbound Policy.
 
EDA Rhinos 'looking for a new owner'
The EDA Rhinos (義大犀牛), a Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) team, announced Thursday that it will be looking for a new owner, shocking the nation's sports industry and baseball fans.
 
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