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September, 25, 2016

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Shore is a predicament
A mainland Chinese fishing vessel was found stranded in front of an oyster field near Kuningtou (古寧頭) village on the outlying island of Kinmen on Friday morning, but later sailed slowly to the Wutung water area of Xiamen on rising tides at around 3:00 p.m.
A "five-foot way" Western-style house, a historical site and a favorite spot for tourists in Chinsha Township, Kinmen County, is seen in this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Five days after a cargo ship drifted to Taiwan-controlled Kinmen from the Chinese city of Xiamen began to leak oil, authorities in Xiamen agreed to offer assistance with cleanup work.
Taiwan asks Google to blur military structures
The Coast Guard Administration said Tuesday it had asked Google to blur imagery of unidentified Taiping Island military structures viewable on its Earth and Maps services.
The world's largest single-entity, small-pores coral known to locals as "Big Mushroom" in the sea near Ludao (Green Island) off Taitung County has fallen, a diving coach said Sunday.
View in Lienchiang
The picture shows the beautiful topography of abrasion rocks seen on the Dongyin islet of the offshore Lienchiang County.
Taiwan's immigration authorities repatriated eight Chinese nationals from Matsu Monday, based on the Kinmen Agreement, while China handed over three Taiwanese.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reiterated Tuesday its opposition to the opening of casinos in the outlying island county of Penghu, saying that setting up casinos is not the only option for developing tourism.
The century-old post office in the outlying Penghu Archipelago has postmen in all 19 inhabited islands, as part of its efforts to maintain its delivery service.
Rich in omega-3s and culture
Rows of fish are on display in a local market in Xiyu, Penghu, on Sunday, Sept. 4. Of the 67 ports scattered across the Penghu Islands, Waian harbor in Xiyu Township was elected by the Fisheries Agency as one of the top 10 "culturally appealing" fishing harbors in the nation. About 300 boats are docked at the port, with over 2,000 fishermen residing nearby.
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