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GlobalWafers issues most GDS by Taiwan firm in over 3 years
GlobalWafers Co. (環球晶圓), a leading silicon wafer supplier in Taiwan, has issued the largest global depositary shares (GDS) by a company listed on the local equity market in more than three years.
 
Maintaining status quo remains top choice for Taiwanese: survey
The majority of respondents to a recent poll in Taiwan think the country is a sovereign state and would prefer to maintain the cross-Taiwan Strait status quo, according to the survey results released by Taiwan Thinktank Friday.
 
For this year's Mother's Day, Taiwan's top duty-free shop chain Ever Rich (昇恆昌) is bringing back its popular pineapple brownies -- which sold tens of thousands within their first week on the market.
 
The perfect tomato
In this photo supplied by the Agriculture and Food Agency, a young man and his father hold clusters of the "jade lady cherry tomato" (玉女蕃茄). Lin Ju-huang (林矩煌), 27, is a chef-turned-farmer who has applied his skills in the kitchen to cook up the perfect tomato fertilizer: garlic-infused water, chili peppers and a blend of secret Chinese medicinal herbs.
 
Pension protesters vs. Tsai administration
President Tsai Ing-wen said violence "would not slow the pace of reform," after protesters outside the Legislative Yuan physically attacked lawmakers prior to a review of two pension reform bills.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen administration's pension reform efforts ran into a new roadblock Wednesday, with a legislative committee announcing that the review of reform bills would be halted until at least May so that two public hearings could be held on the issue.
 
Violence erupts at Legislature
Physical conflict, ranging from legislators doused with water to a deputy mayor shoved into barbed wire -- broke out Wednesday as anti-pension reform protesters tried to block pro-reform lawmakers from entering the Legislative Yuan.
 
If you bring in extra undeclared cash, be prepared to lose it
Regulations prohibiting travelers from entering or leaving Taiwan with excessive sums of undeclared cash have been tightened, so that from June 28, anyone trying to bring in or out NT$100,000 (US$3,287) or more in cash without declaring it will face having the money immediately confiscated.
 
Punishment urged after Maori king called 'useless'
A ruling party lawmaker on Wednesday called on the Foreign Ministry to punish Taiwan's incoming top envoy to Australia for reportedly calling the leader of New Zealand's Maori community "useless."
 
Top court upholds life sentence for Bali District cafe double murder
The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied an appeal against the sentence of life imprisonment handed down to a woman who robbed and murdered an elderly couple, bringing the case to a close.
 
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