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A cycling event featuring Taiwan's location on the Tropic of Cancer will be held on the summer solstice in the central county of Chiayi, as part of a more diverse approach to tourism, the Tourism Bureau said Wednesday.
 
A district court cleared Chiayi County Magistrate Chang Hwa-kuan (張花冠) of charges that she accepted bribes during her time as a legislator from 2002 to 2008.
 
A booming tourism industry in Chiayi City, fed mainly by visitors from China, has contributed greatly to the southern city's 3.9 percent unemployment rate for 2013, the lowest in the country, the city government said Wednesday.
 
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) caught three suspects who smuggled ketamine, listed as a Category Three drug, in Chiayi County.
 
Japanese calls Chiayi his second hometown
Osamu Matsukawa has to be one of Taiwan's most frequent overseas visitors.
 
Former Chiayi district prosecutor Chan Chao-shu (詹昭書) was formally sentenced to 10 years in prison and 6 years deprivation of his civic rights by the Taiwan High Court yesterday morning.
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16 couples join in on Alishan group wedding
A public wedding took place in the Alishan National Scenic Area on Wednesday, with 16 couples from Taiwan and overseas tying the knot under Alishan's 1,000-year-old Divine Tree.
 
An annual cycling festival will require cyclists to dress both themselves and their bicycles in fancy dress, an idea that the event organizers said Tuesday will make biking "more fun."
 
Man indicted over sister murder, decapitation
Chen Chia-fu (陳佳富) yesterday was indicted by the Chiayi District Prosecutors Office over the murder of his sister Chen Wan-ting (陳婉婷) in an attempt to collect insurance payouts, accusing him of also desecrating and abandoning her corpse.
 
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