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September, 27, 2016

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Tsai vows 20% rise in SE, S Asian students
President Tsai Ing-wen outlined expectations to see the number of South and Southeast Asian students in Taiwan reach around 60,000 by 2019, as she discussed her "New Southbound Policy" with scholars and foreign representatives on Thursday.
 
Trend Micro Inc., a leading global software security company, said that ransomware attacks have been escalating in Taiwan, registering 2 million over the past six months.
 
First Securities (第一金證券) was blackmailed on Thursday by hackers who threatened to completely disable its trading system with DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks.
 
Two months after supporting the idea of giving workers days off when typhoons hit, Labor Minister Kuo Fong-yu (郭芳煜) said Thursday that no other "major countries" give storm holidays, stating that writing them into labor law required further evaluation.
 
Indignation after rape survivor's apology
Months after an alleged sexual assault cover-up at Fu Jen Catholic University was made public, the assault survivor took to Facebook to publicly apologize to the faculty's dean and those involved, provoking public outrage on Thursday.
 
Realtors wary of bill requiring safety check before house sales
The government announced plans to amend the Building Act (建築法) so residential property 30 years and older must undergo a safety assessment before they can be sold.
 
Seven retired generals recently hired by VAC-funded companies have voluntary suspended their retirement pensions and higher interest rate privileges before taking up their posts, the Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) said on Thursday.
 
It's official
Taiwanese table tennis player Chiang Hung-chieh (江宏傑) and his wife, Japanese table tennis star Ai Fukuhara, pose for a photo at a press conference introducing the couple's marriage in Taipei on Thursday, Sept. 22.
 
Student indicted for killing cats
Chan Ho-yeung (陳皓揚), an former Macanese student at National Taiwan University, in grey hoodie, is led away from the Taipei District Court on Thursday, Sept. 22, after a trail on his alleged killing of two cats.
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Overseas orders jumped 8.3 percent to US$3.79 million in August, reversing the negative growth seen over the pervious 16 months, the Economics Ministry reported on Thursday.
 
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