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Friday, July 25, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday observed a minute of silence for the victims of Wednesday's TransAsia Airways tragedy.
Taiwan declined an offer from China for assistance after the Wednesday night crash of a domestic flight that killed 48 of the 58 people on board, but extended its gratitude for the concern, the semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會) said Thursday.
Penghu Defense Command (澎湖防衛司令部) yesterday confirmed three military personnel were killed and another two injured in the TransAsia Airways plane crash that occurred on the offshore island of Penghu Wednesday evening. A total of 48 were killed and 10 injured during the crash.
Life insurance payouts for the victims of the TransAsia Airways plane crash could amount to NT$100 million (US$3.33 million), according to an estimate by the life insurance business Thursday.
Penghu County is located roughly 50 kilometers away from Taiwan proper and roughly 140 kilometers from mainland China's Fujian province. The 126-square-kilometer county comprises 90 islets and islands. It is the largest outlying island-chain administered by the R.O.C. government.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) recently said in an exclusive interview with BBC News that the R.O.C government has sent an “ultimatum-like” message to the Vietnamese government regarding the violent anti-Chinese protests in May, stressing that the Vietnamese government should face the matter of compensation, otherwise Taiwan will make “political adjustments” with Vietnam.
Kao Cheng-li (高振利), the chairman of Changchi Foodstuff Factory Co (大統長基), yesterday was sentenced by the Intellectual Property Court (IPC) to 12 years in prison and fined for NT$38 million over Kao's alleged involvement with a polluted cooking oil scandal in 2013. This was the court's second ruling on the matter.
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Hung Yu-ting (洪郁婷) had only a few minutes to act after her TransAsia Airways (復興航空) Flight 222 crashed through the rain and darkness on the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday evening.
More information was emerging Thursday about the victims of the TransAsia Airways plane crash a day earlier that claimed the lives of 48 people.
LG Electronics posted a 165 percent surge in second-quarter net profit Thursday from a year ago, on solid TV sales and a dramatic turnaround in its long-troubled mobile unit.
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