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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Taiwan -- Protestors blockade oil refinery
Protesters scuffled with riot police yesterday when nearly a thousand angry local residents blockaded the Formosa Plastic Group's (FPG) petrochemical complex in Mailiao, Yunlin County, after compensation talks fell through.
Nearly one thousand protesters blocked entrances to the Formosa Plastic Group's main oil refinery in Mailiao, Yunlin, yesterday morning, but they barely made a mark on the stock prices of the conglomerate's four core companies.
A group of farmers who are opposed to the acquisition of their farmland by the Miaoli County Government for a science park project agreed yesterday during a mediation meeting with Premier Wu Deng-yi to consider a land swap.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
A Taiwanese woman has taken a sizeable bite out of Taiwan's mosquito population, and won a US$3,000 cash prize, by catching around 4 million of the bloodsuckers in just one month.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Prosecutors in Yunlin have opened an investigation into the fire that hit a petrochemical plant of the Formosa Plastic Group (FPG).
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Premier Wu Den-yih yesterday ordered the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) suspend operation at its fire-hit plant in Yunlin following protests by local people against the petrochemical giant's poor safety and environmental records.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Premier Wu Den-yih said Thursday a service center should be set up at the Formosa Plastics Group's petrochemical complex in Yunlin County to coordinate emergency responses to industrial accidents.
Friday, July 23, 2010
The construction of the Hushan Reservoir in the south-central county of Yunlin is scheduled to be completed in 2014 after the environmental issues have been resolved, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said yesterday.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Food manufacturers of the central Yunlin County snatched orders worth well over NT$300 million at the Taipei International Food Show this year, an increase from last year's NT$200 million, said Lu Cheng-chang, agricultural chief of the Yunlin County Government, yesterday.
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
A retired plasterer in Yunlin County has been rearing fish on the top floor of his residence after it was flooded 17 years ago, local media reported yesterday.
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