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Around 100 schools in Taipei City waste more than 2,040 tons of food each year, an amount equivalent to 340 million bento boxes or nearly NT$18 billion worth of food, according to the latest statistics revealed by the Taipei City Meal Boxes Association (北市餐盒食品公會).
 > Taipei
 
Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) is set to give a report during a legislative session May 30 on the ministry's plan to establish a mechanism to promote reciprocal exchanges between higher education institutions in Taiwan and their counterparts in Southeast Asia.
 
Fifteen international startup teams are set to exhibit their products at Computex Taipei 2016 as part of an effort to facilitate exchanges between international startups and local companies.
 
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said Saturday that although the government's plan to establish an "Asian Silicon Valley" in Taoyuan requires patience, the project is expected to be the catalyst for the transformation of Taiwan's future.
 
About 36 percent of computer users in Taiwan used unauthorized software in 2015, a survey released by the Software Alliance, also known as the BSA, showed on Saturday.
 
A hen in Tainan has laid an egg that weighed three times more than normal and nearly broke the world record for the heaviest chicken egg.
 > Tainan
 
The temperatures detected in seven weather stations around Taiwan Sunday set new highs for the year due to southwesterly winds and a strong high pressure system over the Pacific Ocean, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
 
A Taiwan delegation led by Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung (李世光) will depart for France on May 31 to attend informal mini-ministerial meetings of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
 
A total of 213,093 babies were born in Taiwan in 2015, an increase of 0.8 percent from the previous year, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior.
 
Kaohsiung City Government moves to return lands to 60 indigenous households
Kaohsiung City Government on Saturday presented certificates of land ownership to 60 aboriginal households to enable them to recover the rights they once held to traditional tribal lands.
 
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