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Hometown hero
Taiwan's top tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) waves to the crowd during the 2017 Santaizi ATP Challenger in Taipei, Sunday, April 24. Cheered on by a supportive home crowd, Lu beat Tatsuma Ito from Japan in the final Sunday.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Sunday April 23, 2017.
 
Say hello to the new  Taiwanese
Nearly 70 percent of foreigners who became naturalized R.O.C. citizens in 2016 were from Vietnam, according to government statistics released Saturday.
 
Most Taiwanese who renounce citizenship pick these 3 countries
Government data released yesterday showed that 623 Taiwanese people gave up their R.O.C. citizenship in 2016, with most of them replacing it with South Korean, Japanese and Singaporean citizenship, in that order.
 
Meet a new immigrant family
"My mother doesn't know what National Taiwan University of Science and Technology is, but she is very happy!" said Hung Yu-hsin (洪玉欣), a Taitung student who won a place at the top university through a national "star-search" program,
 
Up to 72.5 percent of a total of 720,000 Taiwanese people working abroad have an undergraduate degree or higher, a signal that Taiwan's brain drain has not abated, according to government data released yesterday.
 
Panama's outgoing ambassador to Taiwan has reaffirmed his country's strong ties with the R.O.C., after reports that his government had yet to announce his successor raised concerns over the future of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
 
Keeping Taipei tidy
Volunteers pick up trash in Taipei, Saturday, April 22.
 
Rolling round the bend
In this undated image provided by a local photographer, fireflies light up the night in Alishan, Chiayi. Liyuanliao Station (梨園寮車站) -- a tiny unmanned stop along the Alishan Forest Railway –is a hotspot for photography enthusiasts this time of year. At night, the area becomes a fairyland filled with blinking fireflies.
 
Actress-turned-legislator Kao Chin Su-Mei (高金素梅) has criticized a new government anti-spying bill, saying it risks drawing Taiwan into another "dark period" similar to the White Terror era.
 
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