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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Taiwan -- EasyCard to be usable in Singapore in near future
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) in Singapore yesterday presided over the collaboration ceremony between the EasyCard Corporation and the Land Transport Authority of Singapore's subsidiary company EZ-Link Pte. Ltd.
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Monday, June 2, 2014
Foreign nationals in the Taipei International Dragon Boat Championship said yesterday they were excited to be competing in this year's races, which they view as a good way to experience Taiwanese culture.
A candlelight vigil will be held in Taipei on June 4 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in China in 1989.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Lin Chih-yen, son of Hua Nan Financial Holdings' vice president, has been indicted for installing a GPS system in his wife's car without her consent, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) announced yesterday.
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New Taipei prosecutors yesterday interrogated Cheng Chieh (鄭捷), the 21-year-old attacker in Taiwan's first deadly subway knife attack on May 21.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Taiwan -- New Taipei considers MRT metal detectors
The New Taipei City Government yesterday stated that metal detectors are being considered for MRT stations in light of the stabbing incident and a situation that resulted from public misunderstanding of an autistic man.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) yesterday stated that utilizing SWAT officers to patrol the Taipei Metro with submachine guns is unnecessary. The Taipei City Police Department (TCPD) has also stated that changes are being implemented.
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Taiwan -- Woman fended off MRT attacker with bag
News of another act of heroism in the Taipei Metro stabbing spree last week emerged Wednesday, this time involving a woman who wielded only a handbag to protect herself and other passengers from the attacker.
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A local media yesterday reported that a Taiwanese woman was in possession of NT$100,000 worth of counterfeit U.S. dollars for forty years, not knowing they were fraudulent until a bank teller reported it to the police.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Taiwan -- MRT killer's parents offer public apology
The parents of the Taipei Metro stabbing assailant yesterday appeared at Jiangzicui Station to pay their respects and give condolences to the victims of the incident, followed by a public statement of apology.
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