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January, 20, 2017

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Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Friday January 20, 2017.
 
An amazing drinking story
Firefighters rescue a drunk man stuck on a ninth-floor window ledge in Taoyuan on Thursday, Jan. 19. Reports say that, far from being suicidal, the man had gotten into the situation when drinking at a friend's home and wanting to get fresh air. Even after sobering up, the man said he could not recall how he had climbed outside.
 > Taoyuan
 
New year, new wheels
Police officers on donated scooters put on a demonstration in Hsinchu City on Thursday, Jan. 18. Security around the country will be bolstered until Feb. 2 for the safety of road users during the Lunar New Year, during which both foot and vehicle traffic will see a sharp increase.
 > Hsinchu
 
Labeled a disgrace
Different brands of mislabeled tempered-glass cellphone screen covers are displayed Thursday, Jan. 19.
 
Teachable moments
British teacher Ann Wearden sells spring festival couplets to children at Shih Hsien Elementary School's flea market on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
 
Taiwan urges U.S. support in maintaining cross-strait peace
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday urged the incoming U.S. administration of Donald Trump to support Taipei's continued efforts to maintain cross-strait peace and reiterated that Taiwan should not be used as a bargaining chip in the relationship between the United States and China.
 
Cabinet will not bring charges against KMT intruders: spokesman
The Executive Yuan has decided not to file a complaint against a group of Kuomintang workers who broke into its main building on Wednesday, a Cabinet spokesman said Thursday.
 
Taoyuan airport aims to complete 3rd runway by 2025
The Taoyuan International Airport Corp. has recently started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) on a third runway project, and hopes that work on the runway can be completed by 2025, the company said Thursday.
 
Uber could face Taiwan suspension for offering unlicensed services
The government will order the ride-hailing app Uber to suspend its operations in Taiwan if it is found to be continuing to run illegal transport services in the country, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Thursday.
 
Rail workers strike will not affect rail services during Lunar New Year holiday: MOTC
A planned strike by certain railway workers during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday is not expected to affect rail services during the festive period, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Thursday.
 
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