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January, 21, 2017

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President visits Taitung after super typhoon
President Tsai Ing-wen went on an inspection tour of Taitung County on Sunday, two days after it was slammed by Super Typhoon Nepartak.
Various individuals and organizations across party lines pledged both financial and material support over the weekend for typhoon-battered Taitung.
Apology for absence
Taitung City Mayor Chang Kuo-chou (張國洲) bows in apology to Taitung City citizens on Sunday, July 10, for being in mainland China, rather than in Taiwan, when Typhoon Nepartak hit.
Taiwan's military continued Sunday to send personnel, machines and vehicles to Taitung County, the area worst-hit by typhoon Neparak, to help with post-disaster clean-up and restoration.
Typhoon Nepartak ravaged Taitung Friday, bringing heavy rain and the strongest wind in 61 years to the southeastern county.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) Monday responded to an outraged Taitung farmer's criticism that the administration had not replied to his complaints about hot air balloons landing on his private property.
CAA stands by handling of farmer's hot air balloon complaint
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) defend itself Monday after an outraged Taitung farmer said it had never responded to his complaints about hot air balloons landing on his property.
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A farmer on Sunday said he did not welcome hot air balloons landing on his land and called for equal treatment and respect of private property during a hot air balloon festival in the southeastern county of Taitung.
'Don't lose your head'
Taitung County Police Chief Wang Chin-yuan (王欽源), in blue uniform, and his police officers inspect motorbike riders on Green Island, Taitung, on Friday, July 1. The Taitung police are cracking down on motorcyclists who ride without a helmet in Green Island as high tourism season comes.
Culture Ministry to subsidize renovation work
The Ministry of Culture will provide a subsidy of NT$180 million (US$5.54 million) for the preservation and renovation of a complex of 18 Japanese colonial-era buildings in Taitung, southeastern Taiwan, a legislator said Sunday.
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