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May, 28, 2016

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Shares in Taiwan edged higher Monday despite cautious sentiment that led to the fifth-lowest single-day turnover of the year on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, dealers said.
 
Thousands flock to Taroko Park
This photo shows a view of Taroko Park (大魯閣草衙道) from above in Kaohsiung on Monday, May 16. Around 100,000 people per day visited Taroko Park, Taiwan's first shopping center and sports-themed amusement park hybrid, over the weekend. The recently opened park boosted passenger volumes of the struggling Kaohsiung Metro -- total weekend commuters at the Kaohsiung International Airport Station (R4) increased by nearly 40,000 people. Drivers nearby, however, were not so fortunate because of major traffic congestion.
 
A local upscale supermarket chain has implemented an online service for shipping Taiwanese fruit to customers in Hong Kong and Japan, giving consumers in those markets more convenient access to the country's high-quality tropical fruit.
 
Outgoing Vice Premier Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) urged the incoming government Monday to continue promoting a productivity transformation and upgrade, which he described as a "no regrets" policy.
 
China Airlines has released a music video starring one of its pilots, who is also a member of the rock band Tolaku, as part of its campaign to promote the arrival of new Airbus A350 jets later this year.
 
Filipino workers in Taiwan are calling on Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to seek justice and better rights for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), after he claimed victory in his country's election on Tuesday.
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Legislators on Monday called for amendments to labor laws that would create parity between civil servants and non government employees in terms of family care leave.
 
Swedish ventures
Acer chief executive Jason Chen (陳俊聖) shakes hand with Bo Andersson Klint, his counterpart at the Sweden video game company Starbreeze, in this photo provided by Acer on Monday, May 16.
 
The Economics Ministry has forecast that export orders fell in April for the 13th straight month, the longest stretch of contraction on record.
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Wu Chung-shu, president of the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, said that he supported a proposal that the government set a higher inflation target in a bid to energize the local economy.
 
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