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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Kuomintang (KMT) Tainan chapter chief Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介) yesterday urged Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) to explain his apparent about-face over the ban on U.S. pork.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung to use donations for victims' compensation
In order to allow victims of the Kaohsiung gas explosions to receive compensation as soon as possible, the Kaohsiung City Government yesterday said it will first compensate them with between NT$1.2 billion and NT$1.5 billion from the donations account, and then sue those responsible for the disaster on behalf of the victims.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Taiwan -- CPDC refuses to remove pipeline on legal grounds
The removal of a pipeline around the site of the Kaohsiung gas explosions was forced to stop yesterday after China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC) did not cooperate with the effort to remove the company's pipeline, saying that the government did not have a legal reason for demanding the company remove the pipelines.
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Domestic waterski and wakeboard lovers yesterday called on the government to relax current regulations and allow more water areas, including reservoirs, to be accessed for training and competition purposes.
The Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau (TANEEB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced yesterday that construction on the new section between Fengyuan and Tanzi of National Highway No. 4 is expected to begin next year and will complete the last section of the highway network in the Greater Taichung City area after opening to the public in 2021.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Lee Ching-guo (李清國), general manager of Shin Shin Natural Gas Co. Ltd (欣欣天然氣公司), yesterday issued an apology regarding the gas explosion that killed two in Xindian, New Taipei.
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Taichung City's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system opened its Blue Line yesterday, allowing passengers to board at the line's 20 bus stops for free for one year.
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Taiwan -- Taitung students win 2 gold medals,  2 bronzes at int'l math competition
Four elementary students from Taitung County on the eastern coast of Taiwan won two gold and two bronze medals in the final competition of the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) that concluded last week.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The number of fatalities in Friday's gas explosion in New Taipei increased to two as a woman injured in the blast died early Saturday morning, according to a hospital in nearby Taipei City.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) yesterday said that in three days it will repair the damaged floodway in Tainan to a degree that will allow water to run through it, noting that it has also asked a professional civil engineering association to investigate the cause of the collapse.
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