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December, 9, 2016

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Construction begins for Ho-Fa Industrial Park
This photo shows land reserved for the development of Ho-Fa Industrial Park (和發產業園區) in Kaohsiung City. The city government announced the project had entered the construction stage and said it planned to sell two more plots of land on Thursday.
 
Up a creek with a paddleboard
A coach and two students stranded on a paddleboard are seen in this photo taken by Coast Guard personnel who came to their rescue off Sizihwan beach in Kaohsiung, Wednesday, Nov. 23. The two students, both from National Sun Yat-sen University, were carried away by strong winds to open waters during a sailboat maneuver exercise. Their coach used the paddleboard to reach the pair and pulled them into the vessel, then waited for the Coast Guard to tow them safely back to shore.
 
Tragic fall
Police examine the scene of an apparent suicide outside a motel in Fongshan District, Kaohsiung, on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
 
A Kaohsiung-registered fishing boat was intercepted 30 nautical miles off Kaohsiung harbor on Tuesday and 1,149 protected turtles aboard the ship seized, coast guard officers reported.
 
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolted Southern Taiwan at 2:38 p.m. Monday and was felt at an intensity of 3 in Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung and 2 in Dapu Township in Chiayi County, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
 
Love River challenge
Swimmers are seen in Kaohsiung's Love River on Sunday, Nov. 20. Around 2,000 participants joined the 2-kilometer morning swim. The first batch of swimmers were around 100 physically challenged participants, followed by around 2,000 swimmers. Some swimmers chose to remain dry on the sidelines, citing concerns over water quality.
 
The family of a Taiwanese fisherman killed after the Navy accidentally fired a supersonic missile in July has received compensation from the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
 
The air quality in Kaohsiung and Pingtung was poor on Wednesday, with the concentration of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) at hazardous levels, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said.
 
Seafood Show reels in over 5,000 visitors
The Taiwan International Fisheries & Seafood Show concluded Friday, and the final tally shows that over 5,000 experts and consumers visited throughout the three-day show in Kaohsiung.
 
Supporters of a baker who became famous after posting a film of former president Chen Shui-bian walking in a local park have ordered so much bread that the man said it will take two to three weeks to clear the backlog.
 
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