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Three men were arrested by police in Manila Wednesday for alleged drug trafficking, who said they came from Taiwan, according to law enforcement authorities in the Philippines.
 
The king of Taiwan's African ally Swaziland will be leading a delegation to join President-elect Tsai Ing-wen's inauguration ceremony, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said on Tuesday.
 
As President-elect Tsai Ing-wen ponders a "new southward" foreign policy to establish closer ties with Southeast Asian nations, Foreign Minster David Lin (林永樂) noted that Taiwan's trade relations with China cannot be replaced.
 
Taiwanese fishermen lauded and expressed their full support Sunday for the government's action in sending patrol ships to international waters near a Japanese-controlled atoll in the Western Pacific that day to protect Taiwanese fishing boats operating there.
 
Nation protests Japan seizure of fishing boat
Foreign Minster David Lin (林永樂) on Friday protested Japan's seizure of a Taiwanese ship, which occurred near an atoll claimed by Japan. Lin reiterated the R.O.C. government's protest of the vessel's seizure following his summons of Japan's top envoy to Taiwan.
 
The police of the Sarawak State of Malaysia on Thursday night busted a telecom fraud ring comprising 24 Taiwanese, Chinese and Malaysian suspects targeting mainland Chinese as victims, after receiving tips from two Taiwanese men, the Central News Agency said in a wire service report from Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
 
Minister to summon Japan top envoy
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) is scheduled to summon Japan's top envoy to Taiwan on Friday as Taipei elevates its level of protest to Tokyo over the latter's seizure of a Taiwanese vessel earlier this week.
 
Ex-Premier Hsieh to accept position to be envoy to Japan gov't
Former Premier and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweight Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) confirmed that he will take up the role as the overseas representative to Japan on Wednesday, stressing that the incoming government will not team up with Japan against mainland China.
 
Eggs hurled at Japan 'embassy'
Fishermen hurled eggs at Japan's de facto embassy in Taipei on Wednesday to protest the seizure of a Taiwanese fishing vessel operating near an atoll in the Pacific Ocean claimed by Japan.
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The Taipei City Labor Bureau said yesterday that it still needs to verify rumors that appeared on the internet stating that the well-known C.S.J. Yoga Center (邱素貞瑜伽天地) was in financial straits and was forced to stop operating.
 
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