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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) announced yesterday that it has scored a deal with a foreign train manufacturer to replace old diesel locomotives that have already been in commission for 30 years. The TRA officially invited various manufacturers last year to bid for its purchase of 24 new trains. Before the start of the Lunar New Year, TRA settled a deal with a South Korean manufacturer for NT$291,950,000, which was NT$130 million cheaper than the starting bid price.
Taiwan -- Peking duck restaurants to open in Taiwan
Bianyifang (便宜坊), the oldest Peking duck restaurant chain with over 600 years of history, announced yesterday they are opening a new flagship store in cooperation with Hebian Food and Beverage group (河邊集團) in Kaohsiung.
Taiwan -- Activists protest Taipower plan to send its nuclear waste abroad
A group of anti-nuclear power activists yesterday staged a protest in Taipei over Taiwan's state-owned power company's plan to send the country's nuclear waste abroad.
Oscar-winning Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun (譚盾) is slated to cooperate with a Taiwanese orchestra and percussion group in an upcoming concert in Taipei in which he will present the Asian premiere of his concerto “The Wolf.”
Taiwan -- New Taipei government gives away festive holiday lanterns to citizens
District administration centers in New Taipei invited local residents to collect handheld lanterns commemorating the Lantern Festival (元宵節) of the Year of the Goat, yesterday evening.
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Environmental regulations on the country's emissions of air pollutants will be stricter in light of deteriorating air quality, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Monday.
Carolyn Malachi, a Grammy nominated American singer, will give a series of performances in Taiwan as part of the American Music Abroad (AMA) program, according to one of the organizers.
American singer-songwriter Christina Perri captivated her fans in Taiwan late Sunday with her first ever concert in the country, during which she rolled out hit songs including “A Thousand Years” from the blockbuster film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.”
The negative impact on the heart could be much worse for those in Taipei who commute on foot instead of using other forms of transport, according to research released Monday.
Consumer sentiment in Taiwan edged up 1.21 points in February to 89.44, led by improved sentiment on stock trading, reported the Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development (RCTED, 台灣經濟發展研究中心) yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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