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March 28, 2017

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Student investors simulate their way to NT$100,000
Taiwan reacts with congratulations, trepidation
Pension committee recommends NT$32,160 cap for 18% rate
Beijing-backed Lam chosen as HK's leader
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Company that misled cancer patient fined
A water lily company and its dealer have been fined NT$2.86 million for breach of safety and false advertisement after misleading a former cancer patient into buying its products and giving up on medical treatment, the Yilan County Government said Monday.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) hosted a press conference on Monday to publicize Sourcing Taiwan 2017, a trade event for international buyers and sellers, that is taking place this Wednesday at the Nangang Exhibition Center.
Hikers who head into the hills without a guide, without insurance or during bad weather could face steep fines of up to NT$ 50,000 under a draft law revealed Monday by the Hualien County Government.
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An indigenous graduation
Students from Pingtung County's Mudan Elementary School (牡丹國小), dressed in indigenous clothing, jump during a graduation photoshoot. Local photographer Yang Wen-yi (楊文逸) recently embarked on a journey to provide free photoshoots for indigenous schools located in rural areas. During his journey, Yang took graduation photos and put together graduation albums for students at the schools -- all without accepting a dime.
The Cross-Strait Precision Medicine Forum could be the start of competitive collaboration between Taiwan and China that could overtake Western advancement in precision medicine, Chairman Chang Heng (張珩) of the Taiwan Joint Commission of Precision Medicine has said.
Sales in Taipei of houses aged 30 years or older tumbled 30.4 percent in 2016 compared with the same period two years earlier, according to brokerage H&B Business Group, which cited the long urban renewal process and high maintenance costs as being among the main reasons.
A child of the ocean
A child looks at a sting ray swimming at the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (國立海洋生物博物館) in Pingtung County. Any child below the age of 12 who visits the aquarium during spring break between April 1 and 4 will receive a free season pass upgrade to their tickets.
The temperature in Hsinchu dipped to 10.1 degrees Celsius early Monday, when the impact of the latest continental cold air mass on Taiwan was the strongest, but it will warm up to become nice and warm weather over the next few days, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
As Carrie Lam emerged as Hong Kong's first female chief executive on Sunday, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) congratulated her on her election victory and expressed hopes that Hong Kong and Taiwan would seek to continue boosting bilateral exchanges between two sides.
The pension reform committee said Sunday it would recommend that retired public sector workers receiving monthly pensions of less NT$32,160 be able to retain an 18-percent preferential savings rate.
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