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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Taipei - The number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung has reached 13,293, with 285 new cases reported there Saturday, showing the outbreak of the disease remains at its peak in the southern port city, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
"The Assassin" won big prizes including Best Feature Film at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards ceremony, often described as the Chinese-language Oscars.
'The Assassin' wins big at Golden Horse
Instead of glitz, onlookers were treated to sophisticated pared-back looks on the red carpet last night at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards, considered the Oscars of Taiwan's film industry.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen yesterday defended her social housing policy as she took her campaign trail to Kaohsiung.
Tsai defends housing policy; Soong unveils campaign logo
Latest round of cross-strait trade talks begins in Taipei
The latest round of cross-strait trade talks began in Taipei yesterday, with both sides seeking to narrow differences in taxation reductions and address other technical issues.
The Tourism Bureau announced last night that it would double its offers on hotel and theme park vouchers to meet popular demand. Starting at 10 a.m. yesterday, the website of the Tourism Bureau began to accept public applications for the travel vouchers, which either grant 30-percent off on hotel rooms or "buy two, get one free" tickets for 22 theme parks island-wide.
Ma inspects drill aimed at protecting fishermen
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Saturday that the government will protect Taiwanese fishermen and ensure their fishing rights, but will not condone any illegal behavior, after the military held a drill with the Coast Guard aimed at protecting the country's fishermen.
ROC-US digital economy forum in Dec.: US official
The United States and Taiwan will hold a Digital Economy Forum next month that aims to bring together the expertise of both sides to create a better environment for the digital economy, a visiting senior U.S. official said yesterday.
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (台塑化), a private gasoline supplier in Taiwan, said Saturday that it has decided to lower domestic fuel prices ahead of rival state-owned CPC Corp., Taiwan, (中油), effective from 1 a.m. Sunday.
KMT confirms list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large ahead of election
Taiwan' ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party yesterday confirmed its list of 34 candidates for legislators-at-large in the election to be held on Jan. 16, with incumbent Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) topping the list.
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