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May, 28, 2016

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Two Chinese men were indicted Tuesday by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office on charges of illegally harvesting coral and catching turtles in waters near the Dongsha Islands, which are controlled by Taiwan.
 
Dotting the eyes
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu dots the eyes of a dragon boat at a pre-show event for the 2016 Love River Dragon Boat Festival and Dragon Boat Tournament in Kaohsiung on Monday, May 17. The event will be held from June 4 to June 11.
 
For the record
Members of the Taiwan Bulbul Club, a student club at National Dong Hwa University, hold a demonstration at the Hualien County Hall on Monday, May 16.
 
Taiwan Yunlin District Court (雲林地方法院) on Monday sentenced a man to 2,350 years of imprisonment, on multiple accounts of sexual assault and abuse of his three under-age daughters.
 
An ink-redible boost to marine life
A person holds a squid egg in this photo provided by New Taipei City Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office on Monday, May 16.
 
CPC Corp., Taiwan (中油), the state-owned oil supplier, reported a tripped ethylene charge gas compressor at its Kaohsiung Linyuan Petrochemical Plant on Sunday, resulting in flare-ups and billows of black smoke coming out of its flare stack.
 
New Universiade venue in limbo
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu waves to reporters on Sunday, May 15. Another venue for the 2017 Summer Universiade, which takes place in Taiwan from Aug. 19 to Aug. 30, appears to be in limbo.
 
Many survivors of a housing complex that collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan in February, returned to the site of their former home Sunday for a memorial ceremony to mark the 100th day of the tragedy that took 115 human lives.
 
A massive beach-cleaning effort was launched in Kinmen Saturday, drawing local government staff, military personnel, voluntary workers and residents from around the offshore county.
 
The government of Chiayi County is planning to resolve the serious traffic jam that builds up every weekend in the area that houses a big tourist hit -- a high heel-shaped church made of over 300 panes of blue-tinted glass -- with electric-powered scooters and buses.
 
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