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Sunday, March 1, 2015
The production value of Taiwan's manufacturing sector rose 3.59 percent in 2014 from a year earlier with the help of strong global demand for mobile devices, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Barclays Capital expects the Taiwan stock exchange's benchmark weighted index, the Taiex, to breach 10,000 points in the next 12 months because of the market's strong liquidity and Taiwan's sound economic fundamentals.
Taiwan is expected to report the 17th consecutive month of growth in sales posted in January by the local commercial sector, which comprises the retail, wholesale and dining services segments, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will attend the 228 Memorial Day Event today at the Taipei 228 Peace Memorial Park. He is a relative of a victim of the historical incident.
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A hot spring located at the Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei that has been previously kept secret and reserved for military use only will be open to the general public soon, local media reported yesterday.
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The Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) recently announced that in 2014, there were 688 foreign students from 48 different countries learning Chinese at 41 Chinese Language Centers (CLC, 華語中心) in Taiwanese institutions.
Public bike rental system YouBike went down on Friday starting at 10:30 a.m. because of heavy online traffic, and had yet to be repaired as of late Friday afternoon.
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Two members of a pro-Taiwan independence group were arrested Friday after they led others to splash ink on a statue of the late President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) at a memorial in his honor in downtown Taipei.
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Taiwan began to celebrate the Lantern Festival Friday, with cities and counties illuminated with lights and fireworks in a series of shows that will run through mid-March.
The number of people who traveled domestically during the just-ended Lunar New Year holiday hit 8.76 million and generated nearly NT$11.4 billion (US$362 million) in revenue, the Tourism Bureau said Friday.
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