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Taichung councilors petition for pardoning of ex-president
More than 10 Democratic Progressive Party members of Taichung City Council signed a petition Tuesday calling for the pardoning of former President Chen Chui-bian (陳水扁), who is currently on medical parole after being sentenced to a 20-year jail term for corruption.
 
Taichung — a jewel of culture
Since the publication of "Why Taichung is the most livable city in Taiwan" on CNN.com last year, there has been an ongoing discussion about whether or not the city stands worthy of such a claim.
 
Nothing says filial piety like feet washing
A four-year-old girl, surnamed Chiang, washes the feet of her grandmother on Tuesday, May 2, during a Mother's Day event aimed to promote "foot-washing" in Taitung. Taitung residents, including the four year-old girl, were attending an event to wash the feet of their mother or grandmother to promote filial piety through feet-washing.
 
NT$600,000 per ping
The photo shows a view of luxury houses built in the 7th Redevelopment Zone of Taichung City. The market for luxury houses in the central city is getting a boost due to overseas Taiwanese businessmen gradually remitting their funds back to the island to buy high-end apartments in Taichung. Unit prices for such apartments have rebounded to over NT$600,000 (US$20,000) per ping in the zone, and the number of potential buyers visiting the area has increased by 20 percent so far this year.
 
A festive Taichung Mazu International Festival
Of all the Mazu-worshiping ceremonies and related religious activities worldwide, none is as boisterous and popular as Central Taiwan's iconic and distinctly Taiwanese procession.
 
Ready for some flora?
This photo provided by the Taichung City Government shows a computer graphic of the main pavilion of the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition. The office manager in charge of the expo Fan Shih-yi (范世億) said on Friday that all pavilions are currently under construction and will be ready for official opening by November next year.
 
Taichung factory fire leaves three adults, one child dead
One child and three adults were killed early Wednesday in a factory fire in Taichung, fire officials said.
 
First day of school
A dog is seen at a public shelter in this undated photo provided by the Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office. In an attempt to help dog owners communicate with their pets better, Taichung animal authorities have opened a series of free-of-charge training lessons. The classes instruct owners on areas such as enhancing their relationship with their canine friends and developing correct living habits. Taichung citizens or those who adopted their dogs from public shelters will get top priority in securing class spots.
 
Trained and ready
Taichung City councilors and Transportation Bureau chief Wang Yi-chuan (王義川), third left, inspect the trains for the under-construction Taichung Metro's green line, Friday, March 10.
 
Round the Island: Thief gets unlucky with lottery
A man had a rough day last month, learning both that his lottery numbers didn't pay out and that crime doesn't pay.
 
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