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A recount of ballots has shown that Chen Shei-saint (陳學聖) of the Kuomintang (KMT) maintained his lead against his main rival and won a hotly contested electoral district in Taoyuan City in the Jan. 16 legislative elections, the Taoyuan District Court said Friday.
 
Taoyuan is lighting up the entire city at the coming 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival, to mark the Year of the Monkey.
 
A national lantern competition being held as part of the 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival has drawn more than 800 entries, the Taoyuan City Government said.
 
Taoyuan airport police catch 2nd cash smuggler in 3 days
Taoyuan airport police said they intercepted a Hong Kong man who was attempting to smuggle NT$12.47 million (US$372,839.8) from Taiwan to Hong Kong on Sunday.
 
A court on Monday ordered a man suspected of masterminding an illegal nationwide gambling operation that accepted bets on results of the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections be detained and held incommunicado after he failed to raise the NT$5 million (US$151.000) needed to make bail, according to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office.
 
A Taiwanese woman was stopped by police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Wednesday with NT$16.6 million (US$508,158) in cash concealed in her luggage, airport police said.
 
A young unmarried couple in Chungli, Taoyuan City was referred to prosecutors for investigation Monday for allegedly abandoning their five-month-old child, police said.
 
Taiwan's aviation police said Tuesday they are looking for the suspects who broadcast pornography on TV monitors in a passenger lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday.
 
Two foreign passengers died at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Saturday, but the causes of death were not immediately clear.
 
Taoyuan mayor says will restore pond culture at Land Art Festival
Taoyuan City Mayor Wen-Tsang Cheng (鄭文燦) said that this year's Land Art Festival Forum will focus on "Actions on Instilling Value to the Local Cultural Landscape" this year and for the first time, Taoyuan will bring in six international artists into the community to globalize the city, creating a new Land Art Festival.
 
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