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Monday, August 25, 2014
An eight-year-old boy whose name was not revealed due to privacy issues fell into a 15-meter deep ravine in the northern county of Miaoli, but was found to be “miraculously” unharmed, rescuers said Sunday.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Memorial service held to commemorate historic battle with China
A memorial service was held Saturday in outlying Kinmen County to mark the 56th anniversary of the start of an artillery battle between Taiwan and China.
Taoyuan City has the largest number of temples dedicated to Tu Di Gong, the earth god in Chinese folk religion, in proportion to its population in Taiwan.
Taipei City Government collaborating with the central government, local governments and civil associations yesterday held an exhibition of the cultures of new immigrants to celebrate their integration into local communities.
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Taiwan -- Taipei City Government holds new immigrant multicultural exhibition
A faulty underground electric cable in a Kaohsiung neighborhood kept sending out cracking sounds, sparks and odors from the city's sewers yesterday, worrying residents that there would be a repeat of the deadly gas explosions that hit the southern city a few weeks ago.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Kuomintang (KMT) Tainan chapter chief Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介) yesterday urged Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) to explain his apparent about-face over the ban on U.S. pork.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung to use donations for victims' compensation
In order to allow victims of the Kaohsiung gas explosions to receive compensation as soon as possible, the Kaohsiung City Government yesterday said it will first compensate them with between NT$1.2 billion and NT$1.5 billion from the donations account, and then sue those responsible for the disaster on behalf of the victims.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Taiwan -- CPDC refuses to remove pipeline on legal grounds
The removal of a pipeline around the site of the Kaohsiung gas explosions was forced to stop yesterday after China Petrochemical Development Corporation (CPDC) did not cooperate with the effort to remove the company's pipeline, saying that the government did not have a legal reason for demanding the company remove the pipelines.
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Domestic waterski and wakeboard lovers yesterday called on the government to relax current regulations and allow more water areas, including reservoirs, to be accessed for training and competition purposes.
The Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau (TANEEB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced yesterday that construction on the new section between Fengyuan and Tanzi of National Highway No. 4 is expected to begin next year and will complete the last section of the highway network in the Greater Taichung City area after opening to the public in 2021.
  
  
  
  
  
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