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Sunday, July 22, 2012
A group of students and teachers from National Taitung University in eastern Taiwan set off on a kayak trip around Taiwan on Saturday, with the aim of taking pictures and video of the island's entire coastline.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
More than 90 percent of employers in Taichung City pay their teenage part-time workers less than the minimum wage and do not provide health and labor insurance coverage for them, according to a recent poll.
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Monday, July 2, 2012
Taiwan -- Hot-air balloon festival takes off in Taitung County
The sky in Taitung County was dotted with bright colors Saturday, as a festival featuring hot-air balloons from Taiwan and other countries was launched.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Taiwan -- Elementary school grads honor Tao with canoe
Building a traditional canoe-like wooden boat marked the ending of elementary school for a group of students on the outlying island of Lanyu but the beginning of a mission to pass down the boat building tradition of their tribe, the Tao.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Taitung government restarted an environmental evaluation process for a controversial beach resort project yesterday, as activists demanded that it be abandoned.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Taiwan -- Critics block bid to restart Taitung resort
The Taitung government's attempt to revive a controversial beach resort project has sparked outrage among lawmakers and environmental activists.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The first fish of Pingtung's Bluefin Tuna Tourism Festival, which was caught April 26, was sold for NT$1.36 million (US$46,575) at an auction Wednesday in Pingtung, southern Taiwan.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Taiwan -- 11 vessels search for  helicopter survivors
The only survivor found after a helicopter crash late Monday night has returned to an air base in Chiayi for further medical attention, as the rescue mission continues in the search for the missing Air Force S-70C rescue craft and its five other crewmembers, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Taiwan -- 5 missing after rescue helicopter crashes into sea
An Air Force S-70C rescue helicopter yesterday crashed into the sea 48 nautical miles southeast of Orchid Island at around 9:10 p.m., leaving five crew members missing and one rescued, according to Ministry of National Defense spokesman Luo Shou-he (羅紹和).
Monday, March 12, 2012
Taiwan -- Taitung takes action to help prevent loss of Ligavon's last ancient camphor
Taitung residents are furious at the timber thieves who cut out a "tunnel" in Taitung Ligavon Forest Way's (利嘉林道) last centuries-old tree. Vowing to protect the final remaining tree, local residents decided to organize a patrol team instead of depending on legal approaches to prevent further damage.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Taitung government has ordered a developer to halt construction of a resort at a beach in the eastern county after losing a legal battle against environmentalists.
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