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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao reportedly plans to meet prosecutors tomorrow to defend himself against spying allegations.
Taiwan -- Medals go to foreigners in Chiaming Lake 'road race'
Three foreigners yesterday took home the gold, silver and bronze medals for the renamed Chiaming Lake road race, with the gold medal contestant completing the event in three hours and 53 minutes.
The traffic on freeways is likely to be heavy during the Moon Festival vacation, which falls this year from Sept. 6 to 8, the National Freeway Bureau (高公局) said recently.
Police in Taiwan and China have arrested members of a Taiwan-based crime syndicate that fraudulently used Chinese people's credit cards to make illegal transactions, Taiwan's Criminal investigation Bureau said Saturday.
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (Ko Chen-tung), who has been in detention in Beijing since Aug. 14 for allegedly smoking marijuana, will apologize to the public after his release, his agent said Saturday.
Philippine-based Skyjet Airlines called off its charter flights to and from Taiwan Saturday, just a week after it started offering such services, according to local media.
Taiwan -- Viral marketing touted amid donations for ALS patients
The Ice Bucket Challenge that spread from the United States to Taiwan recently has raised large sums of money for local amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients within a short period of time, with many attributing the success to the power of viral marketing.
Taiwan -- Property-speculator fugitive repatriated from Thailand
A woman known for her speculative property transactions was repatriated from Thailand yesterday to face trial in connection with a fraud case.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Taiwan -- TAO urges restraint by media in MAC drama
Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said yesterday that mainland China has taken notice of the reports on former Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Minister Chang Hsien-yao, urging the media not to make irresponsible and groundless claims detrimental to cross-strait relations.
Taiwan -- Ice Bucket Challenge goes wrong
A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an Ice Bucket Challenge.
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