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Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday discovered NT$230 million in cash at the office and residence of a Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. (南港輪胎公司) purchasing agent surnamed Chen, later arresting him and taking him to the Taipei District Prosecutors' Office (TDPO) over allegations of receiving kickbacks from more than 10 suppliers.
Taiwan -- CIB finds NT$230 mil. during corporate raid
Taiwan -- Hualien-Taitung electric railway ups traffic by 40%
The newly completed Hualien-Taitung electric railway system, along with its new time schedule, was officially launched yesterday with 136 Puyuma express trains joining the operation to boost rail-traffic volume by 40 percent, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced yesterday.
Researchers are working to determine if a sunken ship discovered off Taiwan's Green Island is a legendary Dutch ship that locals say ran aground there in the 19th century, a scholar said Wednesday.
A public bicycle rental system in Taichung, Central Taiwan, will be inaugurated Friday, Lin Liang-tai, head of the city government's Transportation Bureau, said Wednesday.
Taiwan Lottery's first prize of NT$360 million went to a young woman from Kaohsiung, who allegedly suffered from insomnia for three days because she was concerned about her safety. 
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) recently urged the public to be aware of a wave of new scams that prey on members of the public hoping to buy tickets to sold-out concerts and events, following two recent cases in Taipei.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tainan prosecutors yesterday searched four military food supply stations across Taiwan and took 31 military officers back to the Tainan District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) for questioning over allegations of receiving kickbacks from food suppliers.
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The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday said that former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) confessed to having received a bribe of NT$4 million for the A7 public housing project in Linkou of New Taipei City, noting that Yeh on Monday deposited NT$4 million to the TDPO's designated account.
Orchid Island residents on Tuesday asked critics of a plan by President Chain Store Corp. to put a 7-Eleven convenience store on the remote outpost to mind their own business.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Hundreds of football fans from all over the world gathered together yesterday morning to root and shout for their favorite teams in the FIFA World Cup Final at Grand Hyatt Taipei's We Are One Championship Fiesta.
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