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Missile drills scaled down after fishermen protest
Taiwan's military decided to postpone a scheduled missile drill in southeastern Taiwan late on Wednesday amid a round of protests launched by fishermen in Pingtung county (屏東縣) earlier the same day. The fishermen say the drills are depleting marine resources in seas near the drill ground.
 
Penghu takes heat for beach fence
The Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday urged the Penghu County Government to give a detailed explanation over the building permit issuance process of the Penghu Bay Construction Company.
 
Bakery master donates an ambulance to honor mom
Taiwan's celebrity baker Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) yesterday donated an ambulance to the Longquan Village Fire Squad of Neipu Township in Pingtung County.
 
Pingtung County is set to join the rising number of local governments across Taiwan offering a public bicycle rental system to residents with the launch of the Pbike in September.
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The daughter of a Taiwanese fisherman who was killed by members of the Philippine coast guard in overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) last year yesterday announced a bid to run for public office.
 
More than 10,000 runners have registered for the 2014 Heroes Marathon Challenge at Dapeng Bay, a new event that will debut August 2 in Taiwan's southernmost county of Pingtung.
 
The captain of a Pingtung-registered fishing raft was rescued yesterday after drifting at sea for four days during which he survived on raw fish and a small amount of water.
 
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Kaohsiung Branch Office, in conjunction with the National Pingtung Institute of Commerce (NPIC), announced that the 6th Annual Taiwan-U.S. Commercial Forum is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the 85 Sky Tower Hotel in Kaohsiung City.
 
Three generations of a family, surnamed Hu, were charged with sexually assaulting an Indonesian caregiver 81 times in one year, the Supreme Court said yesterday, adding that two have been convicted while the other is still being tried.
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In an effort to promote watersports and the coinciding Blackfin Tuna Festival, the Dapeng Bay Tourist Center (大鵬灣國家風景區管理處) announced that a series of competitions and activities will commence in the three weekend holidays beginning on April 26.
 
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