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January, 24, 2017

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Taiwan Cement chief dies after fall
Koo Cheng-yun (辜成允), chairman and president of Taiwan Cement Corp. (台泥), died Monday morning after sustaining critical injuries from a fall on Saturday, the company confirmed. He was 62.
 
The rooster's bumpy ride to fame
2017 is the year of rooster, lasting from the first day of Lunar New Year on Jan. 28, 2017 until Feb. 15, 2018.
 
Court ruling sees KMT given access to frozen assets
The Kuomintang (KMT) may have gained an at least temporary reprieve in its battle to regain control of assets frozen by the government.
 
Economy edging to brink of crisis: forum
A University of Chicago economist has said Taiwan's economy is on "the brink of death," urging the government push ahead with reforms in order to avoid a "difficult future."
 
Chinese tourists stay away -- but Southeast Asians Taiwan bound
The number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan tumbled in 2016 -- but the bad news was offset by a sharp increase in visitors from other countries.
 
Gov't to pursue regional deals in wake of US TPP withdrawal
Taiwan will continue to pursue and strengthen economic cooperation with its neighbors in the Asia-Pacific following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Presidential Office said Tuesday.
 
Time to call in current protests: Hung Hsiu-chu
Kuomintang (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu visited party employees occupying premises outside the Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee (IGPASC) Tuesday, guaranteeing that they would receive their monthly and year-end bonuses, while urging them to return home for the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Tuesday January 24, 2017.
 
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-linked think tank Monday released a survey showing over 60 percent support for pension reform, a day after a national conference on the issue drew thousands out in protest.
 
Batteries blamed for Note 7 fires
Samsung Taiwan's General Manager Lee Tsai-yeh (李載燁) bows to apologize for faults in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries, which have been blamed for a spate of explosions.
 
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