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February, 24, 2017

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A committee under the Executive Yuan said Saturday that it will convene a public hearing on whether a women's group set up by former first lady Madame Chiang Kai-shek (蔣宋美齡) in 1950 is affiliated with the opposition Kuomintang (KMT).
 
Women outspent men on credit cards over a six-month period last year, according to data released recently by the National Credit Card Center of the Republic of China.
 
Taiwan's High Speed Rail enjoyed a more than 10 percent increase in the average daily ridership in 2016 due to the addition of new stations on the rail line, government statistics showed Friday.
 
Cold air mass to bring low temperatures next week
The Central Weather Bureau said Saturday that a cold air mass is expected to send temperatures down all around the country, especially in northern Taiwan, next Friday.
 
Retailers request buffer period for poultry ban
Traditional market retailers on Friday called for the government to offer a buffer period of one to three days for enforcing a ban on the transport and slaughter of poultry.
 
Breeze gives hope to Tainan quake survivor
The Breeze Charity Foundation has stepped up its support for emergency relief programs, with the shopping giant's corporate social responsibility arm providing help to those hit by natural disasters as well as to underprivileged groups.
 
Military choppers land at defense ministry's compound
Two military helicopters landed at the Ministry of National Defense headquarters in Taipei for the first time as part of an exercise to test the military's combat readiness and emergency response measures, the military said Friday.
 
Travel agency head issues partial apology
The founder of a travel agency involved in a fatal freeway bus crash that killed 33 people on Monday apologized to the victims' families Friday, but the deceased driver's daughter accused him of lying about her father's work hours.
 
The Kuomintang (KMT) on Friday suggested that the Ill-Gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee (不當黨產處理委員會) help the party recover "stolen" mainland Chinese properties.
 
The Atomic Energy Council (AEC, 原能會) on Friday refused to rule out the possibility that radioactive waste from North Korea was illegally dumped in waters off Taiwan in the 1990s.
 
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