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Monday, September 1, 2014
The 7th Taipei Fringe Festival kicked off Saturday, marking the beginning to over 500 different performances taking place around the city through mid-September.
Taiwan -- Firefighter based in Pingtung suspected of using drugs
The police recently busted a gang of suspects engaged in drug trafficking and accidentally discovered that a firefighter from the Pingtung County Fire Bureau had made purchases from the gang multiple times.
China's Taiwan Affairs Office (國台辦) chief has said the policy of supporting the development of Taiwanese businesses in China remains unchanged, but reminded enterprises to take safety issues seriously after a metal dust explosion in early August in Kunshan (崑山), Jiangsu province (江蘇省) that killed 75 people.
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) recently announced that an amendment to the current Health Food Control Act (健康食品管理法) is currently underway and will require labeling and clarification on 13 medical side effects.
Thanks to a soon-to-be-unveiled iPhone 6 and an abundance of capital in the financial market, market analysts expect the local electronics sector and stock market to outperform in September.
The 2014 Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation (APFC) and World Franchise Council (WFC) meetings in Taipei are the first joint, international high-level meetings to be held jointly by Taipei and New Taipei City, said the Association of Chain and Franchise Promotion, Taiwan (ACFPT) in a press release yesterday.
CTBC Financial Holding (中信金) decided to invest in a China-based insurance company, but Taiwan's regulators said the investment will need government approval.
The technical consumer goods market remained in a downward trend during the second quarter of 2014, despite growth in three sectors, according to German market research and advisory firm GfK Group.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Taiwan -- Lien closing in on Ko  in Taipei race: KMT
Independent candidate Ko Wen-je continues to be the frontrunner in the Taipei mayoral race, but his lead over major rival Sean Lien from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) has narrowed, a recent survey has shown.
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With the nation's several power plants facing retirement and the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant being sealed, the government is likely to implement electricity rationing in 2021, said Economics Minister Woody Duh Tyzz-Jiun (杜紫軍) yesterday.
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