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Ruling puts Taiwan on verge of being first in Asia to have same-sex marriage
After nearly 70 years, Delta makes final flight from Taiwan
Imported goods over NT$2,000 to be levied with customs duty
Tom Cruise arrives in Taiwan for fourth visit
Water stoppage in parts of New Taipei this Saturday
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Critical Care's NT$6 billion under siege
Last year, the government vowed to carve out NT$6 billion to support hospitals' debt-ridden critical care services. That promise has not yet materialized, and the funds have now been redistributed to all medical services -- to be shared by many. The medical community has since caught wind of this, and a heated debate has ensued.
Citibank helps bring Samsung Pay to Taiwan
Citibank is teaming up with Samsung to roll out the electronics giant's mobile payment technology across Taiwan. Until the end of July, consumers making purchases via Samsung Pay will be able to enjoy rebates as high as NT$1,200, according to a Citibank press release.
Taiwan shares rise above 10,000 points on moderate turnover
Shares in Taiwan opened high and closed even higher, remaining above the 10,000-point level on Wednesday, lifted mainly by automobile stocks.
Taiwanese nationals living in Davao City on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao were reportedly safe on Wednesday, though they were urged to remain alert following a terrorist attack in Marawi City, about 260 kilometers away on Tuesday, according to a Davao-based Taiwanese business group.
Taiwan is going to promote another of its popular local street food, braised pork on rice (滷肉飯), following the success in marketing beef noodles, a dish that has been heavily promoted.
Full text of Constitutional Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage
Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the Civil Code provisions that do not allow same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and asked the government to amend relevant laws within two years to protect gay couples' rights. The full text of the ruling is here.
Two of the 15 grand justices on the Constitutional Court that ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday expressed dissenting opinions on the decision.
Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia
Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries.
Now you can pay final respects to Chu Ke-liang with an extended cut of his final movie
Chu Ke-liang's last bow on the silver screen, "Hanky Panky," will be rereleased in theaters Friday with never-before-seen footage -- but for one day only.
Fare-free period on freeways extended during Dragon Boat holiday weekend
The Transportation Ministry on Thursday made a last-minute change to toll collection during Dragon Boat Festival holiday weekend.
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