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Man makes off with NT$235,000 in bank heist
A man made off with about NT$235,000 (US$7,288) in a bank heist in Yilan, Northeastern Taiwan on Friday, police said.
The Central Taiwan county of Yunlin said Monday that it will restart a long-stalled afforestation plan in four barren coastal areas to increase ecosystem productivity there.
Yunlin was ranked the most popular of the 11 tourism destinations in an online voting held by the Tourism Bureau.
Yunlin County officials said Wednesday that the county will face a funding shortfall of about NT$1 billion (US$32.26 million) in October, but vowed to cut spending and seek new funds by auctioning off land.
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A Yunlin County rice producer was fined NT$4.03 million (US$129,800) for mixing Vietnamese rice into two products sold as "Taiwanese rice" to a Taoyuan manufacturer andfor refusing to cooperate with investigators.
Yilan Commissioner Lin Tsung-hsien was lauded for deciding against suspending work and school Friday despite the approaching Typhoon Chan-hom, which turned out to bring little wind or rainfall to the northeastern county, The China Times reported.
The Yunlin County Government announced Friday that factories in the western coastal county will be given a period up to two years to stop burning raw coal, following the June 10 implementation of a ban on the practice.
The Yunlin police yesterday arrested four men for abducting a dairy farmer after the farmer refused to give the men NT$16 million when they tried blackmailing him several months ago.
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Customer robs NT$6 mil. from bank in Yunlin
A gunman believed to be a frequent client robbed a bank in Yunlin yesterday, making off with more than NT$6 million, police in the southern county said.
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Rising popularity among tourists has given a boost to property transactions in Jiaoxi, Yilan County, a famous hot spring resort area in northern Taiwan not far from Taipei, a real estate sales agency said Saturday.
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