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Taiwan > Local > Yunlin
Activists call for 'black coal' ban
Environmental protection activists in Yunlin County engage in a standoff with police on Friday afternoon, Dec. 9.
 
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred off the eastern Taiwan county of Yilan at 12:09 p.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
 
Prostitution ring busted
Four foreign suspects detained after allegedly engaging in prostitution are seen in photo taken in Yunlin on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Yunlin District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that they have uncovered a prostitution ring and are scheduled to charge ring members for human trafficking. The four foreign nationals are set to be deported, prosecutors said.
 
Canyon tragedy
The "Wan Lian" (萬年,"ten thousand years") Canyon in Yunlin's Gukeng Township is seen in this undated file photo. Police said on Tuesday, Dec. 6 that a man and his wife from Miaoli were found dead in waters at the canyon. Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of death.
 
Mountains of garbage
A mountain of garbage collects at a bus station in Douliou City, Yunlin, Tuesday, Nov. 29.
 
Mediation terminated
Protesters meet press outside a settlement negotiation between the Yunlin County government and Formosa Plastics Group on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
 
Troubled waters
Fishing boats circle a vessel carrying engineers from the Taipei Power Company (Taipower) on a mission to lay 161kv high-voltage cables in waters off Yunlin County on Thursday, Nov. 10. The fishing boats were protesting after Taipower rejected a request from the Yunlin County's Kouhu Township government to put the project on hold.
 
The Yunlin County government has rejected an offer by the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s (FPC's) No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex to sponsor the Taiwan Lantern Festival in the county next year, Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung said Wednesday.
 
The 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival, to be held in central Taiwan's Yunlin County next year, will feature diverse cultures from new immigrants for the first time, the county government said Monday.
 
Market-fresh inspection
Yunlin district prosecutors, police and officials from the Agriculture Department in the southern county of Yunlin inspect the Xilo Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market on Saturday, Oct. 22. The group was on the lookout for illegal hoarding and price manipulation in the sale of fresh produce.
 
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