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October, 22, 2016

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This photo shows a car overwhelmed by strong waves splashing over a dike at a harbor in Kinmen, Friday, Oct. 21. Officials at the weather station in the outlying island county reported rough seas partly due to the impact from a typhoon approaching southern China.
Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) said that it is mulling the idea of building a facility for interim storage for nuclear waste, and said the possibility of building an undersea site to store such waste permanently cannot be ruled out.
Agriculture to get smarter
Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung (李進勇), center, said at the opening ceremony of the first International Conference on Intelligent Agricultural Machinery in Taiwan (ICOIAM Taiwan 2016) that his government hopes to build a platform for the exchanges of smart agricultural machinery and green energy technologies to inject fresh growth momentum to Taiwan's agricultural industry. The conference opened on Friday morning for a two-day run at a grand conference room of the National Formosa University located in the southern county of Yunlin.
The Legislature has passed amendments to the Railway Act Friday that raise the maximum fine for ticket scalpers to 30 times the price of each original ticket resold.
Cosmetic animal testing banned
A file photo of a rabbit, among the critters now spared from cosmetic testing. Lawmakers on Friday passed a bill prohibiting Taiwan's cosmetics industry from testing ingredients or finished products on animals.
4th annual power-saving awards
Chairman Chu Wen-chen (朱文成) of state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) speaks at the 2016 national power-saving awards presenting ceremony held on Friday, Oct. 21.
The Taipei and Kaohsiung subway systems will have talking automated teller machines (ATMs) installed at all of their stations by next year to serve the visually impaired, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said Friday.
Preparation is the key to success
Police participate in an exercise in New Taipei, Friday, Oct. 21. In the drill scenario, a shuttle bus was seized by gangsters on the way back to the athletes' village during the 2016 Summer Universiade in Taipei.
A Taipei-based fraud ring was busted earlier this month, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
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Shares in Taiwan closed lower on Friday after moving in a narrow range amid cautious sentiment toward a possible major pullback after the weighted index passed 9,300 points a day earlier, dealers said.
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