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Monday, September 8, 2014
Taiwan -- Big rabbit sculpure attracts thousands in Taoyuan
A giant white rabbit sculpture on display at the 2014 Taoyuan Land Arts Festival in northern Taiwan attracted large crowds Saturday, the first day of the three-day weekend, the organizers said.
The Taipei City Government's Department of Culture Affairs (DCA) today launched A Legacy Per Stroke (一筆一墨) celebration, which features a series of calligraphy promotion events that will continue until late December.
The Taiwan High Court yesterday evening rejected Keelung City Council Speaker Huang Ching-tai's (黃景泰) appeal and maintained the district court's ruling on detaining Huang and holding him incommunicado.
Taipei City Public Transportation Office (PTO) yesterday released a special Mid-Autumn Festival night cruise package to provide passengers a poetic moon-watching experience. The cruises will run in the evenings from Sept. 5 to Sept. 8.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Tamhai light-rail system (淡海輕軌) is an important milestone with respect to the extension of the metro system, said New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday, which marked day one of the system's construction.
A world-famous one-on-one international basketball tournament's final matchup is scheduled to be held on Taiwan's offshore territory of Green Island today, featuring top hoop players from 26 countries around the globe, organizers announced yesterday.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The 2014 Taoyuan Landscape Art Festival will kick off in the county's Dayuan Township today, featuring a “Moon Rabbit” created by Florentijn Hofman, the Dutch artist whose “Rubber Duck” created a sensation in Taiwan last year.
Taiwan -- Sex trafficking ring busted, two dozen suspects arrested
Taiwanese police and immigration officers busted a sex trafficking ring Wednesday, arresting 24 people who were allegedly part of the ring.
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The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced on Aug. 30 its crackdown on a human trafficking ring that allegedly forced foreign workers into prostitution in Kaohsiung city.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Taiwan -- Lee gets 30 years in sexual assault case
The Taiwan High Court yesterday sentenced socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞) to an accumulated 79 years and seven months for sexually assaulting 20 women, also ordering him to pay compensation totaling NT$27.45 million to 17 victims from the second trial.
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