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December, 8, 2016

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Some members of the Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co. board of directors sit at a conference table waiting for the arrival of others to attend a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30. The meeting was aborted later as only nine of the 23 board members showed up, with all those representing the government failing to attend. The company has been plagued by controversies over its personnel appointments.
 
Police are still investigating the whereabouts of a person abducted following an alleged dispute over drugs in New Taipei City.
 
The latest model
A group of models pose with a range of electronic products at the Information Technology Festival in Taipei, Tuesday, Nov. 29.
 
Two women were injured Tuesday when an unidentified man attacked them with his fists at Jiantan Station in the Taipei MRT system, emergency workers said.
 
Lucky escape for bus passengers
A city bus crashed into another bus from behind when driving near the San Want Hotel on Section 4 of Zhongxiao East Road at noon Monday, Nov. 28, leaving around 20 injured. The injured passengers were soon rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to the Taipei City Fire Department.
 
Taipei 101 is offering children and their parents a chance to sleep over in the landmark skyscraper on Christmas Eve and a special tour of the 101st floor, which has never before been open to the public.
 
A 56-year-old resident of Taipei's Neihu District has been diagnosed with dengue fever, becoming the sixth confirmed indigenous case since summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
 
Regent Taipei lights Christmas tree
Regent Taipei lit its central court Christmas tree yesterday in Taipei. It is the largest Christmas tree throughout all of Taiwan's five-star hotels and the tree-lighting ceremony is a 24-year-old Taipei tradition, according to a press release from the hotel.
 
So long, Chien-Cheng Circle
Workers carry out the demolition of Chien-Cheng Circle in Datong District, Taipei, Thursday, Nov. 24. Chien-Cheng Circle, which was once a popular food market, survived two fires but suffered a gradual decline. The decision to demolish the building was made after its lease expired this July.
 
Iconic Chien-Cheng Circle is now history
Demolition crews on Thursday began taking apart Chien-Cheng Circle (建成圓環), a circular building that was once a bustling food market in Taipei's Datong District.
 
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