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The skipper of a fishing boat from Pingtung County, which returned recently from waters close to the Japanese-held atoll of Okinotori in the Pacific Ocean, expressed hope Wednesday that the government will protect Taiwanese fishing boats' rights to fish on the high seas.
 
The Pingtung County government's achievements in developing solar energy by using floating solar panels have received praise from a U.S. official who made a visit to Taiwan's southernmost county Tuesday.
 
A variety of firearms, including shotguns, and over 100 bullets and shells, have been seized in a raid in Pingtung County, local police said Wednesday.
 
More than 3,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Pingtung County have been culled after they were confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.
 
Over 700 people turned out for a weekend of winter camping in Pingtung, a mark of the growing popularity of the outdoor pastime.
 
Kuo Chiu-chu was a midwife in Pingtung County's Wandan Township who has delivered nearly 7,000 babies in her 36-year career.
 
Pingtung vows to bankrupt rotten meat suspect
Pingtung County Government (屏東縣政府) spokesman Huang Chien-chia (黃建嘉) yesterday said the county government intends to impose a heavy fine on a woman suspected of collecting expired products from supermarkets and then selling them to other vendors, in order to bankrupt her if she is convicted.
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3,500 ducks slaughtered due to bird flu outbreak
Some 3,500 ducks on a farm in Pingtung County's Gaoshu (高樹) township were culled Saturday after a highly pathogenic strain of the avian influenza virus was detected on the farm, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said.
 
Over 200 surfers have registered for a prestigious Asian Surfing Championships (ASC) Tour event in the Kenting area later this month, said the competition's organizer, the Taiwan Ocean Recreation Sport Association, on Monday.
 
The Pingtung District Court on Monday invalidated the election of Chen Lung-chin (???) as the head of Liouciou Township (???) after finding him guilty of vote buying.
 
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