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A public market in Taichung, central Taiwan, has been offering free food to the disadvantaged over the past three months and the Taichung City Government is hoping that the example will inspire more markets to join the cause.
 
Taichung police on Dec. 2 cracked down a pigeon race gambling club in the central city, arresting two suspects and seized property owned by the club, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
 
Cult leader sentenced to 13 years over death of student
The Changhua District Court sentenced the leader of the religious group Ri Yue Ming Gong's (日月明功) Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明) to 13 years in prison for the death of 17-year-old Changhua student Chan Chun-yu (詹淳寓), who was abused and starved to death on the cult's compound.
 
Each Wednesday since October, a specially modified van parks at designated locations to offer a unique service: showers for the central city's homeless.
 
Police in Taichung arrested a suspect on Wednesday who was allegedly involved in a series of drug-smuggling cases, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced yesterday.
 
State-of-art opera house opens in central Taiwan
Central Taiwan's first opera house opened Sunday with a grand ceremony to inaugurate what Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai called "the pride of Taichung."
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The National Taichung Theater will officially open Nov. 23, when Taiwanese opera company Ming Hwa Yuan will give a charity performance as part of the opening celebration, the Taichung city government said Friday.
 
A fair at Taichung's Caowu Square was slated to be held by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) today from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., featuring many activities such as lessons on how to cook U.S. beef and pork, a cooking contest, fundraising events for local charity organizations and sampling of meat.
 
Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) said yesterday he remains confident he will win re-election on Nov. 29 even as his opponent, Legislator Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍), touted his persistent though narrowing lead in opinion polls in the two-man race.
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As a southbound Tze-Chiang Limited Express (自強號) train passed the railroad crossing on Yuantong South Road (圓通南路) in Tanzi District, (潭子區) Taichung City yesterday at 11 a.m.,
 
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