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Fishermen to sail for Taiping Island
Fishermen from southern Taiwan vowed to take to the seas to safeguard "ancestral assets and sovereignty" in the South China Sea, Monday.
 
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus passed a motion Monday to seek an extraordinary legislative session to clear three contested bills, with legislation targeting ill-gotten party assets to top the agenda.
 
A delegation of legislators is set to visit Taiping Island on Wednesday following a controversial ruling by an arbitration court that touched on the island's status, Kuomintang lawmaker Chiang Chi-chen, said Monday.
 
Aflame with frustration
The photo shows protesters at Taiwan Civil Government (TCG) headquarters, protesting an arson attack carried out by two men on Friday, July 15 at midnight. No deaths or injuries from the fire were reported.
 
Drug dealers are becoming more creative in their methods for luring the younger crowd to buy illicit drugs, police said recently.
 
Heavy water consumers will be required to use recycled water in areas where water sources are scarce, according to legislation passed by the Ministry of Economics Affairs (MOEA).
 
Taiwan's police credited two civic-minded citizens and a dense network of surveillance cameras as playing important roles in helping them crack an international ring involved in the first ATM heist in Taiwan.
 
The Kuomintang's (KMT) fundraising efforts sank to historic lows in the 2016 presidential campaign, data released Monday revealed, with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) outperforming it in both overall and individual donations.
 
Experts on Friday announced plans to decommission the satellite FORMOSAT-2 (福衛二號), replacing it temporarily with Japan's satellite services until the new FORMOSAT-5 (福衛五號) is launched sometime before the end of the year.
 
Between a rock and a hard place
Three students were caught on the rock wall beside an overflowing river in Fuxing District of Taoyuan City, after a sudden downpour hit the mountainous district on the afternoon of Monday, July 18. Members of the Taoyuan Fire Department rushed to the scene to rescue the students with ropes.
 
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