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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Taiwan -- Pleasant weather spurs need for traffic control
As a result of the fair weather observed during the Chinese New Year holiday yesterday, traffic around the nation saw an unexpected spike, which sparked the police to activate traffic control protocols to manage the surge in traffic.
Yani Tseng's attempt at a comeback in the New Year was set back Friday as she failed to make the cut for the third round of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open with a 15-over 161 after two days.
Domestic fuel prices are expected to rise next week for the third consecutive week, in reflection of rebounding international crude oil prices, market sources said Saturday.
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO, 友達), one of Taiwan's flat panel makers, said Saturday that it has been recycling about 90 percent of the water used in its production process as it tries to deal with the water rationing measures introduced amid a drought in Taiwan.
The home price indexes in Taipei and New Taipei cities, the two most watched property markets in Taiwan, fell in the fourth quarter of last year from the three months earlier, according to statistics released by Sinyi Realty Inc.
As the cycling around the island continues to grow in popularity, two-wheeled adventurers from Taiwan and overseas have found a good place to take a rest wherever they end up — convenience stores.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
For those looking to get a head start on their spring cleaning during the Chinese New Year holiday break, the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) recently introduced a few tips on how to dispose of leftover medication in a safe and responsible manner.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Taiwan -- Temple 'sprints' start the Year of the Goat
Temple visits were almost a must for ordinary people and political heavyweights alike on Chinese New Year's Day yesterday, with many worshippers eager to beat others to become the first to pray.
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Taiwan -- Year of the Goat won't be bad, fortune tellers say
The Year of the Horse brought catastrophic international air accidents, brutal terror attacks, global political upheaval, a resurgent Ebola virus and war — and, in Hong Kong, large-scale civil unrest.
Jhushan Zi Nan Temple in Nantou County has emerged as the most popular temple for people praying for wealth in the upcoming Year of the Goat, a recently conducted online survey has found.
  
  
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