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Kite festival reeled in 48,000 people over 2 days: gov'
A two-day kite festival, which concluded Sunday at Nanliao Fishing Port in Hsinchu City, attracted an estimated 48,000 kite enthusiasts from around Taiwan, according to the city government.
 
The Kinmen Mid-Autumn Mooncake Gambling Festival, featuring a dice game offering mooncakes and other prizes, will be held from Sept. 1 to 18 in five townships of the outlying island county, the Kinmen County government announced recently.
 
Ever Rich D.F.S. Corp. recently launched a special promotion at the world's first Hello Kitty-themed waiting lounge in Terminal 2 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
 
Man dies in Nantou paragliding accident
A man died in a paragliding accident in Puli, Nantou County on Saturday, with initial investigations pointing to a failed takeoff.
 
The mass rapid transit (MRT) line linking Taipei and the Taoyuan airport has seen major improvements in safety and stability, but initial runs of its trains will not be as fast as intended, a government committee diagnosing the problematic transport project said Saturday.
 
KMT candidate declares victory in Hualien mayoral race
Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) on Saturday declared victory in the Hualien mayoral by-election race before the final tally was announced.
 
The Nantou County Environmental Protection Bureau (NTEPB) announced Monday it would increase water monitoring efforts in Sun Moon Lake leading up to two large-scale swimming events at the popular attraction.
 
Broadened view
Based on the draft design shown in the picture, the Hsinchu City Government plans to broaden the width of pedestrian paths surrounding the square in front of the Hsinchu Railway Station to five meters from three meters, so as to improve the entire view around the station.
 
Police have arrested 12 people who allegedly worked in a Taoyuan-based cross-strait telephone fraud ring that targeted mainland Chinese victims, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) announced.
 
Mayoral race in high gear in Hualien City
Chants of political slogans and appeals for votes rang out in Hualien City on Friday as the vehicles carrying candidates running in Saturday's mayoral by-election shuttled through the city's streets on the final day of campaigning.
 
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