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January, 24, 2017

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Taiwan Cement chief dies after fall
Koo Cheng-yun (辜成允), chairman and president of Taiwan Cement Corp. (台泥), died Monday morning after sustaining critical injuries from a fall on Saturday, the company confirmed. He was 62.
 
The rooster's bumpy ride to fame
2017 is the year of rooster, lasting from the first day of Lunar New Year on Jan. 28, 2017 until Feb. 15, 2018.
 
Court ruling sees KMT given access to frozen assets
The Kuomintang (KMT) may have gained an at least temporary reprieve in its battle to regain control of assets frozen by the government.
 
Economy edging to brink of crisis: forum
A University of Chicago economist has said Taiwan's economy is on "the brink of death," urging the government push ahead with reforms in order to avoid a "difficult future."
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Tuesday January 24, 2017.
 
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-linked think tank Monday released a survey showing over 60 percent support for pension reform, a day after a national conference on the issue drew thousands out in protest.
 
Batteries blamed for Note 7 fires
Samsung Taiwan's General Manager Lee Tsai-yeh (李載燁) bows to apologize for faults in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries, which have been blamed for a spate of explosions.
 
Police have arrested eight women from Thailand for being involved in the illegal sex trade in Miaoli County, but they are still trying to identify those who were responsible for the bringing the women into Taiwan.
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A pretty penny for a pretty pal
The Presidential Office releases its NT$1 lucky money bag on Monday, Jan. 23, in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, which usher in the Year of the Rooster.
 
Cabbages for a cause
A truck filled with cabbages is seen here in Yilan County, Monday, Jan. 23. After cabbage price tanked due to an abundant harvest, Yilan County Government purchased over 10,000 kilograms of cabbage to ensure that farmers can enjoy the Lunar New Year holiday. The vegetables will be donated to social welfare organizations, according to the county government.
 
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